Chevron Paper Straw Frames :: DIY Projects

DIY Chevron Paper Straw Frames from Amber of Damask Love.

Amber from Damask Love is back today to share a super adorable frame tutorial using our chevron paper straws. How great would this be as a gift for Mother's Day or Father's Day? Take it away, Amber!

It's craft time! Quick and easy is the best kind of crafting - and this project fits the bill perfectly. When it comes to the adorable chevron paper straws in the TomKat shop, your first thought is probably to sip something...but what about crafting with them? I'm excited to share what I've come up with!

DIY Chevron Paper Straw Frames from Amber of Damask Love. DIY Chevron Paper Straw Frames from Amber of Damask Love. DIY Chevron Paper Straw Frames from Amber of Damask Love.


  1. Cut a slit across one side of the straw.

  2. Use the needle to create two holes in the straw and thread the twine through.

  3. Measure out enough twine to make a hanger for the frame and tie a knot at the ends to keep the twine in place.

  4. Slide the photo int0 place.


Project and images from Amber of Damask Love.

33 comments

  1. Tina Dahl

    04/23/2013

    OMG...that is the cutest and simplest things I have ever seen. LOVE :)

    Reply 2 replies
    • Kim

      04/24/2013

      She's so creative, isn't she?!

    • Amber Kemp-Gerstel

      04/24/2013

      So simple, right?! I've been making lots of them - they take no time at all!

  2. Carrie // cue the confetti

    04/23/2013

    What a cute idea!

    Reply 1 reply
    • Kim

      04/24/2013

      Right? Can't wait to try it myself!

  3. Susie Moore

    04/23/2013

    I just tried this. 5 minute masterpiece!! Thank you.

    Reply 1 reply
    • Kim

      04/24/2013

      So great that you tried it already! Yay!

  4. Julie Gallagher

    04/24/2013

    OH THIS IS GENIUS! Love it - great original idea!

    Reply 2 replies
    • Kim

      04/24/2013

      Amber always comes up with the most unique ideas! So happy to have her as a contributor here on the blog!

    • Amber Kemp-Gerstel

      04/24/2013

      So glad you loved this idea, Julie! I have so much fun creating for TomKat!

  5. Candace Robinson

    04/24/2013

    I think Kim & her team should create a cute calendar to hang from the straws!! Cute craft project using the straws!! :)

    Reply 1 reply
    • Amber Kemp-Gerstel

      04/24/2013

      Not a bad idea at all! This "frame" would be perfect for a calendar!!

  6. Sue Ann Hallinger

    04/24/2013

    AMBER ROCKS ~ today and always!! She always has the most unique take on all things crafty!!

    Reply 1 reply
    • Amber Kemp-Gerstel

      04/24/2013

      I'm sending you a big 'ol hug for this awesome comment!

  7. ASTREA

    04/26/2013

    Super Cute Easy breezy project! Love this!

    Reply 0 replies
  8. Nathalie Mills

    04/29/2013

    These are oh so cute and so simple! Love them and thanks for the idea! I better get started!

    Reply 0 replies
  9. Lisa

    05/02/2013

    These are so cute! And such a simple diy too

    Reply 0 replies
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    06/21/2013

    This is just freakin adorable!!!! I'm pinning this one and am following you now via Bloglovin!!!

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  25. Dana Andersen

    07/10/2015

    I love this so much! I especially love that its so easy to adapt to anyones decor just by using different coloured straws. I feel like it would look amazing with some metallic gold or silver straws!

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