Grandparent’s Day Gifts on a Budget: Homemade Photo Frame

Grandparent’s Day is on September 11th this year.  Are you ready?  With Grandparent’s Day, it’s really the thought that counts and you don’t have to spend a lot of money.  Grandparents enjoy getting things from their grandkids!  This week, I’ve been featuring ideas for Grandparent’s Day gifts on a budget!

Grandparents LOVE to show off photos of their grandchildren and they also love gifts that are “from the heart.”  When I was a kid I LOVED making anything and everything with craft sticks.  My mom would buy a box for us at the craft store, and we had instant entertainment for hours!  Your kids will have fun making their own craft stick photo frame and their grandparents will love it!

There are lots of craft stick photo frame tutorials available online, but I loved all of the unique ideas that they had at First Palette.  Check out their tutorial here –>Craft stick photo frame tutorial 

Here’s what you’ll need to create your own photo frame:

-Craft sticks


-Glue (or hot glue gun)

-Poster paint

-Paint brush





-Magnet or string

-Items to decorate your frame

You can grab all of these items at your local craft store!  If you have a Michael’s in your area, there is a 40% off printable coupon here–>Michael’s 40% off any regular-priced item

Here are the previous Grandparent’s Day Gifts on a Budget posts if you missed them:

Personalized hand print canvas bag

Tissue paper flowers

Hand print aprons tutorial

Bubble photo magnets

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