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Ice Cream Stick Valentine’s Photo Frame

Ice Cream Stick Valentine’s Photo Frame


  • 4”x6” photo
  • 4 ice cream sticks
  • 4”x4”  piece of red cardstock & scraps
  • Torn fabric strip (about 14”)
  • Hanger or magnet

Also Needed

  • Mod Podge
  • ½ inch heart punch
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • White glue


  • I bought the ice cream sticks in a bundle of arts & crafts supplies for $1 so maybe it cost me 15 cents for 25.  The paint, cardstock scraps, Mod Podge, and fabric were leftover from another project.  So basically this was a free craft for me.


  1. Glue four ice cream sticks together in a square frame shape.
  2. Allow to dry then paint the frame white.  You could also pre-paint the ice cream sticks before gluing.
  3. After the frame dries glue 1/2 inch heart punches (or let the kids draw on hearts) to it with Mod Podge.
  4. Then apply a coat of Mod Podge to the whole frame.
  5. After it dries wrap a torn fabric strip several times around the top of the frame and tie a bow.  Leave it loose enough to be able to insert a hanger if desired.
  6. Carefully cut a photo (or a copy) to fit the frame.  Place the photo flat on the table then place the frame on top of the photo.  Move the frame around until you have the area of the photo you want displayed showing within the frame.  Mark the photo with a pen.  Cut the photo to fit the frame.  It needs to extend over to the sticks.   It will measure about 2 ½”x 2 ½”.
  7. Cut a 2 ½”x 2 ½” back for the frame from cardstock.  Glue the photo to the cardstock with a glue stick.  “Journal” pertinent information on the back (who, what, where, when, etc.).
  8. Glue both to the frame with white glue with the photo facing up.
  9. When dry insert hanger or glue magnet to back of frame.


Thank you for reading my post. I hope you enjoyed the tutorial.  If you have any questions or something is not clear, please let me know so that I can improve the tutorial.   

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Thanks again. 


Wrap torn fabric strip around the top of the frame several times.


Tie "ribbon" into a bow.

Glue back to frame.


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