DIY Chicken Wire Photo Frame
My frame sits on my desk with old family pictures pinned to it with button embellished clothes pins...and I love it! It was so fun that we are busy making a few more for you married and college girls.
Materials to Get
One unfinished 12" x 12" frame (Hobby Lobby)
One piece of wood trim (Lowe's)
Chicken wire (Lowe's)
One fat quarter of favorite fabric
Spray Paint of your choice
Paper and Tape
1. Spray clothes pins the color of your choice....I did this first so they would be done when the frame was done!
2. Spray paint the frame with a base color. Let dry.
3. Cut trim pieces at an 45 degree angle to fit together around opening of frame. They can set back from the opening or be flush...which ever you like best.
4. Cut Chicken Wire with wire cutters an inch larger than the opening of your frame. You will want to wear gloves for this...
5. Staple chicken wire around the opening of the frame. This goes on the front to allow room for the clothes pins to attach without hitting the back of the frame. (Use safety goggles)
7. Tape off the chicken wire with paper and tape.
8. Spray with the spray paint color of your choice. I used Krylon Satin Nickel to get a soft metallic and old look. Loved it! Let dry....and remove paper and tape.
9. Take your fat quarter and smooth it out over the back inside piece of the frame.
10. Using a spray adhesive ...spray the back of the frame and place the fabric over the sticky mess. Smooth it out and let dry.
11. Trim off any excess and it is ready to pop into your frame.
12. Hot glue buttons to the front of the clothes pins...let cool.
13. Choose a few of your favorite photos and pin to the chicken wire!
Wasn't that easy? I have mine on my desk where I do a lot of my writing. The photos are an inspiration ...and I hope this project inspires you to do something together with your husband! Who said date nights die when you get "old"? They just get better!