Cinnamon Stick Frames

By  Meggan Maravich 

size: 3"x3-3/4"

  • Cinnamon Stick Frames
  • Fig. 1


  • Cinnamon sticks, 6” length, two
  • Red satin ribbon, 1/8”-wide, 9” length
  • Photo, 2-1/2”x3-1/2”
  • Wooden gingerbread, 2” tall
  • Red satin ribbon, 1/8”-wide, 3” length
  • Wooden items: holly leaf, 1” long, four; button plugs, 1/4”, six


  • Ceramcoat Acrylic Paints: Raw Sienna; Spice Brown; White; Black (Delta Creative)
  • Ceramcoat Acrylic Paints: Forest Green; Dark Forest Green; Wedgwood Green; Tomato Spice; White (Delta)
  • General (for each)
  • 1. Cut two 2-1/2" lengths and two 3-1/4" lengths from cinnamon sticks (Fig. 1). Use glue gun to glue lengths together forming a frame.

    Fig. 1
  • 2. For hanger, tie 9" ribbon ends together in a knot. Place knot at back top of frame so ribbon loop is extended. Hold knot against frame and pull one side of ribbon through loop. Hot glue in place and photo to frame back.
  • Gingerbread Frame
  • 1. Paint gingerbread Raw Sienna; dry brush edges Spice Brown. Use White to paint icing and black to dot eyes and buttons.
  • 2. Tie 3" ribbon into 1/2"-wide bow; trim ends. Hot glue bow to "neck" and gingerbread to frame bottom right corner.
  • Holly Berry Frame
  • 1. For berries, paint button plugs Tomato Spice; highlight dot White. Paint leaves Forest Green, shade center line Dark Forest Green, and highlight along one edge Wedgwood Green.
  • 2. Hot glue two leaves to frame upper left and bottom right corners, and three berries to each leaf cluster.
  • How To Convert Photos
  • 1. To convert photos to black and white you will need a computer, scanner, printer, and photo paper.
  • 2. Scan the desired color photo. Pull the image up on the computer in the PICTURE GALLERY. Select the image. Use the EDIT section to cut, crop, and change photo size. Select ADJUST COLOR in the EDIT section. Then, select the SATURATION tool and move the bar to the far left (-100) for a black and white photo. Print photo. (Note: For soft color tints, such as blue, green, red, etc., select HUE.)