DIY Chicken Wire Photo Frame

A week ago we had a great Saturday date night.  We went shopping at Lowe's and Hobby Lobby, had dinner at Rubio's (love their fish tacos) and made a super cute and easy Chicken Wire Photo frame for my desk.  We had it completed within an hour and finished the night with a walk around our wooded trails up here.

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
Clothes Pins
Spray Paint of your choice
Spray Adhesive
Staple Gun
Finish Nails
Wire Cutters
Chop Saw
Safety Googel's
Paper and Tape

DIY Instructions

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)

6. Take your pieces of trim and lay them over the chicken wire and around the opening of the frame.  Tack down with a staple gun or finish nails and a hammer.

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!

All Joy,



  1. Lovely! I absolutely can't wait to try this! Thank you! Beautiful!

  2. oh this is a twist! I like the background you added. You put more work into this one compared to the more straight forward versions. I like.

    I tried my first chicken wire picture frame to showcase a collage of the bride and groom for a friends bridal shower

    I am going to try something new with the concept for my daughters room. I would like to use it to hang her hair accessories

  3. I definitely enjoying every little bit of it. It is a great website and nice share. I want to thank you. Good job! You guys do a great blog, and have some great contents. Keep up the good work.



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