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Colorful Craft Stick Photo Display

Colorful Craft Stick Photo Display

Posted by DecoArt on May 8th 2019

Add a touch of color to a photo wall with these photo holders made with Americana® Acrylics.

SUPPLIES

    • parchment paper
    • clothespins
    • craft or wood glue
    • 3/4" paintbrush
    • jumbo wood craft sticks

    INSTRUCTIONS

    NOTES:

    Protect the work surface from paint using a sheet of parchment paper.

    Paint all sides of the wooden craft sticks and clothespins. Apply a second coat if needed for more coverage.

    Allow paint to dry fully before applying a second coat and before assembling the pieces with glue.

    1. Work on one color combination at a time. Gather the following colors to create the red, pink, and orange photo display: Coral Blush, Bright Orange, Baby Pink, Carousel Pink, and Primary Red.
    2. Instruction #1
    3. Paint two craft sticks in Coral Blush.
    4. Instruction #2
    5. Paint two craft sticks in Bright Orange.
    6. Instruction #3
    7. Paint two craft sticks in Baby Pink.
    8. Instruction #4
    9. Paint two craft sticks in Carousel Pink.
    10. Instruction #5
    11. Paint two craft sticks in Primary Red.
    12. Instruction #6
    13. Paint one clothespin in Primary Red. Let all dry.
    14. Instruction #7
    15. Once dry, position the eight painted craft sticks in a horizontal pattern on a flat surface with the right side facing down. Leave two painted craft sticks on the side. (See photo.)
    16. Instruction #8
    17. Add glue to the back side of one of the extra painted craft sticks.
    18. Instruction #9
    19. Place the glued craft stick over top of the other sticks and press in place to secure.
    20. Instruction #10
    21. Repeat with the other remaining painted craft stick.
    22. Instruction #11
    23. Put aside until the glue dries completely.
    24. Turn the glued sticks face up and add glue to the mid section of the clothespin.
    25. Instruction #13
    26. Press the clothespin to the top center of the glued, painted sticks and press in place to secure.
    27. Instruction #14
    28. Repeat these steps for the other color combinations.
    29. Gather the following colors to create the blue and purple photo display: Desert Turquoise, True Blue, Bahama Blue, Lavender, and Purple Pizzazz
    30. Instruction #16
    31. Gather the following colors to create the yellow and green photo display: Cadmium Yellow, Sour Apple, Citron Green, Festive Green, and Saffron Yellow
    32. Instruction #17
    33. Allow the glue to dry completely before adding photos.
    34. Instruction #18