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This post is one of my favorites from the archives. I just took some additional photos for it so I thought I’d give it a proper repost to show off its new snaps. You can find lots more affordable DIY art ideas here.

Make this DIY wall art idea for less than $7 using coffee stirrers. This reclaimed-wood-inspired look is super easy to achieve and adds a lot of texture to any wall. This is a craft anyone can make! Click for full how to tutorial. | MakeAndDoCrew.comI’m big on projects that anyone can do. And this is one of those projects. If you can smear paint on wood and use scissors, you can make this easy “reclaimed wood” DIY wall art. All in, this project costs less than $7. That’s a lot of eye candy bang for your buck.

And how do we ensure we get this awesome organic woody texture? Coffee stirrers.

Yup, you heard me, coffee stirrers.

Make this DIY wall art idea for less than $7 using coffee stirrers. This reclaimed-wood-inspired look is super easy to achieve and adds a lot of texture to any wall. This is a craft anyone can make! Click for full how to tutorial. | MakeAndDoCrew.comstick_art_supplies

Coffee Stirrer DIY Wall Art Supplies

• Wooden frame(s). We got these at Michael’s in the wood section for $1.49 each. (Talk about a cheap frame!) I used three for my project. You could also use a normal picture frame and remove the glass to let all your great woody texture show.
• Acrylic paint.
• A paint brush.
• Coffee stirrers. (“Borrow” them from Starbucks!) I also got some extra wooden sticks from Walmart for $3 that were a slightly different width to add extra texture and dimension. I’ve seen LOTS of wooden sticks of varying sizes at Hobby Lobby too.

Additional Supplies

• Scissors.
• Glue. Tacky glue. Elmer’s Glue. Whatev.
• A picture hanger (optional).

Okay, first things first. Choose a color palette. Doing this first, before I crack the first bottle of paint, always helps reduce my hemming and hawing during the creative process. (I’m quite an slippery noodle when it comes to decision making.) If you need color palette ideas, I suggest checking out Colour Lovers. It’s a great resource for color combo inspiration and an easy way to create your own palette. I selected colors that are fairly similar in tone because I wanted the overall look to be a bit subtle.

Make this DIY wall art idea for less than $7 using coffee stirrers. This reclaimed-wood-inspired look is super easy to achieve and adds a lot of texture to any wall. This is a craft anyone can make! Click for full how to tutorial. | MakeAndDoCrew.com
So, once you’ve got your palette, it’s time to paint your frames and your coffee stirrers! I just sort of guessed how many sticks I needed in total and I ended up needing to paint more which was kind of annoying. I’d suggest painting more than you think you’ll need. Coffee stirrers are basically free anyhow.

My mom and I made this project together. We did our painting as the sun was setting, which is always a questionable decision. Seems to have turned out okay.

Make this DIY wall art idea for less than $7 using coffee stirrers. This reclaimed-wood-inspired look is super easy to achieve and adds a lot of texture to any wall. This is a craft anyone can make! Click for full how to tutorial. | MakeAndDoCrew.comMake_and_do_girl_sticks
I was going for the reclaimed driftwood sort of look. Like these coffee stirrers were wood siding that had been battered by 100 years of ocean rain on the coast of Maine and freshly plucked from the side of dilapidated house. (A doll house. These sticks are tiny.)

To achieve this look, I developed a simple, very unscientific technique. I’d paint the a brighter color (say, pea green) and then let it dry. Then I’d paint a second coat of a 50/50 mix of black paint and water. I’d let it sit for about a minute and then I’d go to think sink and rinse off some of the black paint, exposing the “weathered” green wood underneath.


Make this DIY wall art idea for less than $7 using coffee stirrers. This reclaimed-wood-inspired look is super easy to achieve and adds a lot of texture to any wall. This is a craft anyone can make! Click for full how to tutorial. | MakeAndDoCrew.comOnce your coffee stirrers are painted, it’s time to trim them to fit into the frame(s) you’ve chosen.

I found the quickest way to do this is to measure one stick to be the length you need it and then use it as the guide for trimming all the others. (Please excuse the paint under my nails. DIY dirty girl!)

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This next part is fun because you’ll start to see your piece come together fairly quickly. Starting on one side of the frame, put down plenty of glue and begin laying your sticks down.

Make this DIY wall art idea for less than $7 using coffee stirrers. This reclaimed-wood-inspired look is super easy to achieve and adds a lot of texture to any wall. This is a craft anyone can make! Click for full how to tutorial. | MakeAndDoCrew.com
I used some sticks at their full length and then I also combined multiple pieces to create more of a patchwork effect. The key when combining them is to use sticks that are the same width so that you aren’t left with awkward gaps in between the vertical rows.

After I finished the set of three, I realized I didn’t like the red splashes of color. Nothing a little butter knife couldn’t pry out.

Make this DIY wall art idea for less than $7 using coffee stirrers. This reclaimed-wood-inspired look is super easy to achieve and adds a lot of texture to any wall. This is a craft anyone can make! Click for full how to tutorial. | MakeAndDoCrew.com
Since the “frames” I used were really just very thin wooden boxes, I needed to add hanging device to the back. Unfortunately the picture hanging thing came with nails that were made for elf hands.

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What’s left? Plop those puppies on the wall. Voila! DIY wall art that cost less than $7 total.

There are lots of cool things you can do with these sticks, from placing them in the frame at an angle, or even cutting the “seams” between the sticks at angles. There’s no wrong way to do it. And as far as I can tell, there’s no shortage of coffee stirrers either, so go ahead and get crazy!

Make this DIY wall art idea for less than $7 using coffee stirrers. This reclaimed-wood-inspired look is super easy to achieve and adds a lot of texture to any wall. This is a craft anyone can make! Click for full how to tutorial. | MakeAndDoCrew.com
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  • Marilyn
    October 23, 2011 at 3:44 am

    I love this idea, so clever! Found you on DIY linky and glad of that, will check your blog out! I have been wanting to do this with some wood scraps I have, it is on the TO DO LIST! Thanks for sharing and it’s so nice that you were working with Mom!
    Stop by for a visit!

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  • Mel the Crafty Scientist
    November 2, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    I LOVE this! It’s gorgeous and such a great, frugal project. I’m also LOVING your blog – so gorgeous! : )

    -Mel the Crafty Scientist

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  • elise
    November 3, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    Oh my. I just saw the version of this that Little Miss Momma’s Momma did, and I love both of them a LOT. You are brilliant. This is so creative and unique!

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    • Make and Do Girl
      November 4, 2011 at 2:51 am

      Thanks Elise! You should give it a shot!

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  • laura
    November 6, 2011 at 3:32 am

    hey! how ironic! i just picked up a handful of these coffee stirrers and shoved them in my already messy purse thinking they’d be cool for SOMETHING… WHAT A GREAT IDEA!
    I’ll dig them out now… they’re at the bottom next to the tampon that unwrapped itself…

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    • Make and Do Girl
      November 6, 2011 at 10:19 am

      Don’t you hate those darn wrappers? I just saw one the other day advertised as “purse safe.” Made me laugh. As if purses are so dangerous these days. Make some coffee stirrer art! It’s easy and really fun. Send me a pic if you do. xo

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      • Nancy Robinson
        November 8, 2011 at 3:24 pm

        Oh and, I pulled one out at McGuckins one time to sign a check. Barbara Baumgarten was with me and cracked up.

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        • Make and Do Girl
          November 9, 2011 at 4:00 am

          Ha! That’s funny. I guess they’re good for a lot of things. xo

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  • Nancy Robinson
    November 8, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    Love the pictures with your Mom. You guys look “natural” doing all that stuff. Love you.
    Nancy

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  • cynthia
    January 11, 2012 at 7:16 am

    i love that you and your mom did this togethor…that is a great picture of her…those are the precious memories…my mom passed away of breast cancer 4 years ago so when i see people post things about moms my heart resonates with joy…it’s the little things that become the things that we treasure

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    • Make and Do Girl
      January 11, 2012 at 2:52 pm

      Cynthia, thanks so much for the thoughtful reminder of how lucky I am to get to enjoy my mom. I LOVE doing creative projects with her. If there’s ever an apocalypse I think she and I will just run to the nearest Michael’s, lock ourselves inside it and live happily ever after. You can come too if you’d like 🙂

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  • Liana
    February 26, 2012 at 7:49 am

    The key to those tiny “elf hand” nails for the hanger is to hold them straight up with needlenose pliers while hammering them in.
    This is a great crafty idea!

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    • Make and Do Girl
      February 27, 2012 at 7:16 am

      Great tip, Liana! Another good reason I need to wear a tool belt at all times.

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  • katie
    February 26, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    absolutely lovely. a great cloudy day project. i love painting and creating beautiful things with just objects that are sitting around.

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    • Make and Do Girl
      February 27, 2012 at 7:15 am

      Thanks, Katie! I agree about using everyday objects. Often those are my favorite projects. Thanks for stopping by.

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  • Tresa
    February 27, 2012 at 9:28 am

    What a neat idea! Your work is lovely.

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    • Make and Do Girl
      February 27, 2012 at 1:01 pm

      Thanks Tresa!

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  • Emma Sunman
    February 27, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    Such a clever idea! It looks so much more expensive than $7 too! Lovely! 🙂

    Emma

    http://www.thepolkadotte.blogspot.com

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    • Make and Do Girl
      February 28, 2012 at 8:26 am

      Thanks Emma!

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  • Lori
    February 28, 2012 at 9:10 am

    Oh wow this is beautiful! I love the colors and the look. Gorgeous.

    I saw this on the Craftzine blog and had to come over. i have some of these sticks from a craft store & think I may need to start “borrowing” more from the coffee shop.

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    • Make and Do Girl
      February 28, 2012 at 11:29 am

      Thanks, Lori. I love the name of your blog 🙂

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  • reader via craftzine
    February 29, 2012 at 8:30 am

    Sorry for being an old fuddy-duddy, but “borrowing” 100 coffee stirrers from your local coffee shop sounds awfully close to stealing. Just buy a box at the grocery store – then the only “guilt” on your otherwise cute & frugal project need be the gold (gilt) variety!

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    • Make and Do Girl
      February 29, 2012 at 5:32 pm

      You’re right, Tricia, and that’s why I mention the places you can purchase them. I liked the variety of texture that having many varying widths created so I collected them from several craft stores and, yes, a few coffee shops. (Let’s hope I tipped well those times!)

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  • delhiwonders
    February 29, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    wow this is very nice…

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  • Kristen
    March 1, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    Such a creative idea! Would have never thought of it myself! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  • Walter
    March 2, 2012 at 5:53 am

    Great idea!

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  • Pam
    March 3, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    I saw this the other day and just made one to match our new bathroom set! I love it and its so easy and fun.

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    • Make and Do Girl
      March 5, 2012 at 9:46 am

      I bet it’s great in a bathroom. Sounds fun!

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  • JT
    March 15, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    Love the idea, but the thought of wasting all that new wood makes me cringe. Thousands of trees are cut down to make those silly little things. I save them to re-use, but now will save for art. It may take a while to collect enough used stirrers, but my conscience will be happy.

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  • Anne-Marie
    March 18, 2012 at 7:02 am

    Very creative idea .. wonder if I can do the same with the bundles of popsicle sticks that I bought from Michael’s?

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  • ATasteOfMadness
    March 18, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    Wow, this looks gorgeous! I may make this sometime soon, thank you!

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  • Cindy
    March 24, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    Perfect idea for my grandgirls over spring break next week!

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    • Make and Do Girl
      March 26, 2012 at 9:27 am

      Oh sounds great, Cindy. Have fun with them!

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  • LinhC
    April 11, 2012 at 3:50 am

    Love how this turned out, love your color palette, and especially love that you did this with your Mom!

    I haven’t “borrowed” coffee stirrers from Starbucks, but I have saved most of the ones I’ve used. Did you see that Starbucks have those green plastic stirrers now? Well, I keep those too because they have the little Starbucks design on top and I use these stirrers as embellishments in my scrapbooking.

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  • Nicole Berry
    April 19, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    great idea!! I love the end result

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  • Sarah
    May 21, 2012 at 1:13 am

    this is amazing! i actually ‘borrowed’ a handful of coffee stirrers from the cafe on campus thinking i’d do something amazing with them. but got a good idea or found any diy online so now i’m glad i have something to do with the 50plus stirrers i have lying around lol

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    • Make and Do Girl
      May 22, 2012 at 10:25 am

      Awesome! Good luck with it!

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  • Wendy
    June 24, 2012 at 9:07 am

    I love this idea! I went to Michael’s today to get the supplies, but couldn’t find those wonderful wooden frames anywhere! I looked all through the wood section, and frames. I might hit up another local Michael’s later in the week. Any idea for an alternative frame?

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  • Jillian
    June 24, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    I tried looking for the wooden frame at michaels with no luck. Also looked at Joann’s, have any other ideas of where I can find a frame! I love this art project!

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  • tata roldan
    July 5, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    Do you what mekes me like this tutorial when I saw it “stumblin upon”?…the picture of the lady outdoors actually painting the issue!!!! I thought, well, finally an older woman had the courage to write a blog…and then I read the it was your mother!!! jajajajajaja
    congratulations! nice pictures, nice work…nice mommy!

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    • Make and Do Girl
      July 9, 2012 at 10:04 am

      Thanks Tata! I am pretty lucky to have one cool, crafty mom!

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  • Galy
    July 5, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    great idea and easy enough for people like me wuth 2 left hands 🙂
    http://www.galydichterstyling.com

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  • Victoria
    July 10, 2012 at 10:46 am

    Wow!! So unique and so lovely! I am so inspired!! I shared it on my blog today, too! http://www.vixenmade.com/2012/07/10-diy-wall-art-projects.html

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  • Janina
    September 29, 2012 at 7:15 am

    These are ideas are cool, I wish I came up with them.

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    October 31, 2012 at 7:09 am

    thanks for being the “pinspiration” for my Pinterest Challenge 🙂

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  • ToTylkoJa
    December 14, 2012 at 12:51 am

    Great project! Very creative yet simple. I love it!:))

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  • dinka
    December 16, 2012 at 6:26 am

    This was such a great idea! We just bought our first house and I’m finding new and inexpensive ways to decorate. My first attempt at this was with popsticle sticks from Michael’s- it was late and I didn’t have the energy to make a coffee stop. It came out well but I’ll definitely use coffee stirrers next time- popsticle sticks are rounded at the ends- duh! Made fitting them neatly into the frame a little tough.

    We have very high ceilings and huge walls to cover so I’m toying with the idea of using a huge frame and getting real wood (from the Home Depot scraps bin after they’ve made some cuts) to enlarge this- what do you think?!

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    • Make and Do Girl
      January 2, 2013 at 10:29 am

      Dinka,
      Congrats on the new house! I love the idea of larger versions of these. In fact, my sister in-law used this tutorial to make some wall art out of paint stir sticks and it turned out really beautiful. She just sawed off the little indented “handle” part of the stick so that they looked like giant coffee stirrers. I might post more about the idea soon. I’d love to see pics if you do make a larger version!
      Happy crafting.
      j

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  • Cheryl
    December 23, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    I’m making a set of these and my stirrers are warping a bit when I try to glue them on the board. Any suggestions for keeping them flat?

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    • Make and Do Girl
      January 2, 2013 at 10:24 am

      Hey Cheryl,
      Mine warped a bit too and I thought it added to the “worn in” style I was going for. But is your paint or glue really wet? Extra moisture might contribute to more warping. If they’re warped even before you glue them on, you could press them in a really thick book for a few days before you glue them down.
      Happy crafting!
      j

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    December 24, 2012 at 11:48 pm

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  • ninny
    February 25, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    Love the idea…. and wanna do it for my kitchen wall but failed to find the frames at micheals they had one with the big trims… but I guess thin tirms gives more nicer look than thick( saw thick trimmed version ) frames like you use….but no luck at Micheals..if you can give measurements

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    • Make and Do Girl
      February 26, 2013 at 5:25 am

      Hey Ninny,
      My frames are about 4-5″ x 8″. Any size would work though since you’re cutting the sticks to fit the frame. I found these in the “wood” section at Michael’s (where they have unfinished wood birdhouses, beads and other unfinished wood stuff.) You could always use a regular frame (with or without the glass) and glue your sticks to the piece of cardboard/wood that fits in the back of the frame.
      Good luck and happy crafting!
      j

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  • ninny
    March 9, 2013 at 11:26 am

    Thanks gal…. I got it…. Will send u a pic once i m done

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  • JAG
    March 11, 2013 at 1:47 am

    Surprisingly simple yet good looking piece of wall art there! I think it’s the color scheme that makes it look as good as it does to be honest.

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  • Kay
    July 31, 2013 at 8:40 am

    Thanks for the idea! My boys (6 and 2) just helped me do this fun project. We used an old frame (without the glass), frame backing (glued the sticks on this back), and a mixture of jumbo and regular sized popsickle sticks (with the curved ends cut off). It was easy enough for them to do with me and now for no cost, we have new beautiful art in their bathroom 🙂

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    • Make and Do Girl
      October 29, 2013 at 8:08 am

      Kay,
      I love to hear that this project inspired some good old-fashioned quality time with your boys! My daughter is still a little squirt, but I so look forward to the days when we can do stuff like this together.

      Thanks for reading.

      j

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    September 9, 2013 at 5:59 pm

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    October 10, 2013 at 3:20 am

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  • Charlotte
    October 10, 2013 at 7:48 am

    I love this! You inspired me to make my own version. Mine is much bigger, though. You can see it here: http://charlottesempire.blogspot.com/2013/10/im-pretty-excited-about-this-project.html

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    • Make and Do Girl
      October 29, 2013 at 7:57 am

      Wow! Awesome, Charlotte. I love how you re-dyed the wood to make it more muted. Looks great!

      j

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  • Dar
    October 23, 2013 at 3:27 am

    Thank you for not only the fantastic inspiration, but also for the love and care you put into all your posts! Hugs . . .

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    • Make and Do Girl
      October 23, 2013 at 11:30 am

      Thanks Dar! I appreciate the kind words.

      j

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  • Meghan
    December 5, 2013 at 7:35 am

    I love this! I’m just curious; what size is the frame pictured? I’m having a hard time finding anything like that on the Michael’s or Hobby Lobby website but it looks like the size you used is about what I’m looking for. Thanks for your help!

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  • Meghan
    December 5, 2013 at 11:52 am

    Nevermind! I’m sorry, I just saw that you already answered this question above. Thanks again for the craft inspiration!

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    • Make and Do Girl
      December 6, 2013 at 8:57 am

      Glad you found your answer. I’ve recently seen some larger wood “trays” at Michael’s in the wood section that might be a good option if you want a bigger project.

      Happy crafting.

      j

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  • Josie McHale
    January 7, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    I LOVE THIS! My 7 year old daughter loves collecting stir sticks whenever you go into a coffee shop or a restaurant. I am constantly throwing them away. Now, I can work on an art project with her and enjoy collecting the stir sticks. Thanks for posting!

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  • Krystal
    March 7, 2014 at 3:11 am

    Fabulous idea. Would be a perfect piece in any room.

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  • ardee
    August 13, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    Hi Jess. Thanks to your tutorial, It inspired me to make one. Instead of making it as a wall art/deco, I turn it into a desk/wall clock. You can check it out on my blog. And yes, I did linked the post back to your site =)

    http://ardeepapercrafthouse.blogspot.com/2014/07/frame-clock.html

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      November 8, 2015 at 4:20 pm

      A clock! What a brilliant idea! Thank you so much for sharing. Happy crafting!

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    August 25, 2014 at 3:40 pm

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  • Stephanie (Travelcraft Journal)
    February 22, 2016 at 9:50 am

    Oh hey! I saw this after commenting on your popsicle stick hexagon post. The stirrer art was one of the first projects I pinned on Pinterest – did not realize that was also you! I’ve added your site to my Feedly now, so maybe I can stay in the loop. 🙂

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      February 24, 2016 at 4:15 pm

      Ha–it’s me! Apparently, I love to make projects from little wooden sticks 🙂 Thanks so much for pinning my posts. I really appreciate it.

      Your site has such a fun premise. I have always loved the combination of DIY and travel, but I never thought to share it with anyone. I’m glad you did!

      jess

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      • Stephanie (Travelcraft Journal)
        February 26, 2016 at 4:05 pm

        Thank you – and thanks for checking it out. I think there is a lot of overlap between exploring the world around you and being creative.

        That is funny that it happened to be two “little wooden stick” posts I came across, but they are great materials (plus easily available/cheap!) Always happy to pin awesome stuff! 🙂

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  • Jo Smith
    February 12, 2017 at 3:53 pm

    Great idea! Might have to try this. Question: is it ok to use popsicle sticks? I have a bunch of old ones that I don’t use.

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      February 20, 2017 at 3:26 pm

      Sure! I’d definitely experiment with popsicle sticks. I have had luck trimming the curved ends off popsicle sticks using really sharp scissors. That might help you achieve the “coffee stirrer look” if you want to. 🙂

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