I have been wanting to make a chicken wire frame for eons, but there is one thing that has kept me from making one and it’s that I’m CHEAP. Yup, it’s true, I’m a cheapskate. I had to wait until I found the perfect sized preferably free frame somewhere, a big one, one big enough to look substantial over the mantle in my living room. I was willing to pay some money as along as it wasn’t too much, so I did look in thrifts stores and wasn’t thrilled with what I came across, so I kept waiting until one day, my husband and I were driving down a street in San Francisco on our way home and I screamed, “STOP!”
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This rather large frame was just laying there waiting for me to see it and bring it home. My husband did stop the car rather reluctantly. When he saw how big the frame is, he was sure it wouldn’t fit in the car, but I said, “Oh, I’ll make it fit and if it doesn’t, I’ll walk home with it.” Long story short: it fit.
Turning this frame into a snapshot display was quite easy. Check it out!
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- Staple guns (with staples of course or else it’s gonna be useless)
- Wire cutters
- Chicken wire
- Protective eye goggles (safety first)
- Gloves (chicken wire is pokey)
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Put on your gloves and protective eyewear.
Use the wire cutters to cut a piece of chicken wire slightly larger than the opening of your frame.
Use the staple gun to attach the chicken wire to the back of the frame. Once you are done, cut the excess chicken wire off with your wire cutters.
It’s as easy as that! Hang your chicken wire frame wherever you like and you can use magnets or tiny clothespins (from a craft store) to hang pictures on it.
My chicken wire fame is now hanging over the mantel in the living room and I even put some Tillandsia (air plants) on it.
*Disclosure: As a member of the Lowe’s Creative Ideas Blogger Network, I was provided with a gift card that I used to complete this project. All statements and opinions are mine.