The holiday season is a time for sharing traditions, enjoyment and especially for creating memories that will last a lifetime. With a few photos and a festive assortment of Scotch™ Expressions™ Tape you can pepper your holiday tree with memories as reminders of your favourite times together. These colourful holiday frame ornaments are easy for kids of all ages to assemble and they make fantastic gifts for teachers and grandparents, too!
Follow the below step-by-step instructions and get creative by taking advantage of the wide variety of colours and prints available in Scotch™ Expressions™ Tape. Have fun!
The Scotch® Brand Team
SKILL LEVEL: Easy
TIME NEEDED: Approximately 30 minutes plus drying time
Scotch® Brand Supplies:
- Scotch™ Expressions™ Metallic Tape, Gold Crinkles
- Scotch™ Expressions™ Metallic Tape, Red Crinkles
- Scotch™ Expressions™ Magic™ Tape, Red Stitch
- Scotch™ Expressions™ Washi Tape, Big Zip
- Scotch® Quick Dry Adhesive non-toxic glue
- Scotch® Precision Scissors
- Sequins and/or other decorative studs
- Popsicle sticks
Plan and prep. Choose your colour scheme and your product. If you would like to replicate the design we have featured in this project, simply refer to list above. This tutorial will assume you’ve selected these items.
Cover the Popsicle sticks. Using six (6) sticks per frame, cover each stick with tape alternating between Scotch™ Expressions™ Magic™ Tape, Red Stitch and Scotch™ Expressions™ Metallic Tape, Red Crinkl. Trim off or wrap any of the overhang.
Assemble the frame. Stack the decorated sticks into a square, dabbing a small amount of Scotch® Quick Dry Adhesive non-toxic glue on each end as you stack. Set aside to dry for approximately 10-15 minutes.
Decorate the frame. Once the glue has dried, you can complete your frame by gluing an assortment of sequins and decorative studs that will catch the light on the tree and sparkle throughout the season. Lastly, loop through the ribbon and securely tie the ends together so it will be able to support the weight of the frame when hung.
EXPERT TIP. If you are working with younger kids, pre-tape an assortment of sticks ahead of time so you don’t have to worry about them handling the scissors. Instead of family photos, have your kids draw their favourite holiday scene or character to insert into the frames.