Saturday, May 24, 2014

DIY Chicken Wire Frame

Today I'm sharing an easy tutorial on how  to make your own chicken wire frame. 

 To get started you will need a staple gun, wire cutters, chicken wire, and wood. I was lucky to have the wood from an old project and a friend at work had given me some left over chicken wire. I bought the keyholes in the craft store for $7:50, so basically it cost me $7:50. You can find the wood and chicken wire at your local hardware store.

Cut your wood to the size of frame you want then place the sides together, add some hot glue then staple them together. Not the classiest way of doing it, but it works for me and I love that it's not perfect.
I love that the wood still had nails in it. It gives the frame character.

 Place the wire over the frame and start stapelling it to the wood. Stretch it out and finish stapelling.

 Cut off the excess wire

I bought these cute keyholes for another project and just decided to hot glue them onto my frame. I love how they look!

OOPS! One is the wrong way! Oh well....Character!  : )

All done! Simple, cheap and very cool! I found these cute clothespins in walmart and used them to hold the picture, I have to print out more pictures to complete the look.

Thanks for stopping by!
The gallery wall will be up on the blog tomorrow. Hope you will stop by and check it out. Have a great Memorial day weekend.

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  1. Wow! Your style is right up my alley! Love it all!

  2. Thank you Brandi. I love your style too! 😊

  3. What a fun idea to use chicken wire for a frame, great tutorial.
    Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  4. cute!! I have made these before, but not as rustic! used them for searching for the lost soles! (socks in the laundry room!)

  5. I love to create useful things out of discarded items. Thanks for a wonderful idea!


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