Stirring up some art

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Here’s another simple DIY project to add some texture and style to your space. I especially enjoyed this project because it was fun taking objects that are usually used for one purpose and turning it into art. I felt like I was on the show HGTV star. Luckily I didn’t have to use coffee stirrers to decorate a whole room. These lucky coffee stirrers will forever avoid mixing up my coffee.

coffee stirrer supplies

What’s you’ll need for this project:

  • One wooden frame. I bought mine at Michaels.
  • An array of acrylic paint. I chose 5 colors. I would definitely buy white to mix with the other colors so you can make variations of the paint colors
  • Wooden coffee stirrers
  • Paint brushes
  • Elmer’s glue
  • Scissors

Cost: Around $25 (but I bought enough supplies to make 3 excluding the frames)


  • Paint the coffee stirrers. Then let them dry a couple of hours.
  • After, I started assembling the coffee stirrers into the frame. I just held up the first stirrer to the frame and cut it shorter than the frame space. Then I cut the second stirrer to file the extra space.
  • Last,  I glued the stirrers all in, one by one. It took about 2 hours to glue all of them coffee stirrer artTwo hours later, here’s the final result! I just love how it turned out, and I’m even thinking about making another one! I love how it incorporates all the colors in our living room.

diy coffee stirrer art

diy coffee stirrer art

coffee stirrer art

diy coffee stirrer art

Good luck stirring up your own art!


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4 responses to “Stirring up some art

  1. This is AWESOME! I would really like to do this! Is it easy to cut the coffee stirrers with regular scissors though? I’m worried about the lines being straight..

    • Sorry for my late reply–I wasn’t very active with the blog posts while being in grad school! Yes, it’s very easy. Send me a photo if you completed the project!

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