Paper Quill Picture Frame

Paper quill craft

Turn a cereal box into a DIY picture frame with paint and paper quill embellishments. It’s an upcycled craft idea that makes a fun DIY cardboard picture frame!




Supplies Needed: Crayola acrylic paint, Crayola paint brush, Crayola construction paper, Crayola scissors, Crayola no-run washable school glue, empty cereal box, disposable cup, craft stick, newspaper and paper straw

  • 1.

    With scissors, cut out a picture frame shape on the cereal box to your desired size.

  • 2.

    Mix blue and white paint in the cup with a craft stick, then paint the plain side of the frame. Let dry 1-2 hours. Paint a second coat. Dry again 1-2 hours.

  • 3.

    While paint dries, cut different colors of construction paper into strips and cut 1 folded newspaper sheet into strips.

  • 4.

    Snip a small slit into the paper straw.

  • 5.

    Slide a construction paper strip into the slit, then wrap it around the straw and adhere the other end with glue. Repeat with a newspaper strip and as many construction paper strips as desired.

  • 6.

    Repeat Step 5 to make enough paper quills to cover all or part of the frame.

  • 7.

    Glue the paper quills to the painted frame, let dry, and display!