Monday, September 16, 2013

Chicken wire frame tutorial

I had a blank wall staring at me in Ford's nursery and I was stumped when trying to figure out what to hang. Since the dresser is taken over by a changing pad and changing gear, there isn't much room for picture frames so I knew I wanted to add something to house pictures. Shelves? Big frames? I was in the clearance section of Hobby Lobby and found huge, wooden, empty frames for $6 a piece and decided to let my creative juices flow.

Supplies
Empty frames
Chicken wire (can be purchased at Home Depot in the gardening section)
Wire cutters
Staple gun

The most tedious (and physically painful!) part of this project will be cutting the chicken wire to fit the size of your frame. Be careful, the edges are sharp! I ended up with quite a few pokes and cuts on my hands...whoops. 


Once you've cut the chicken wire to fit the frame, use your staple gun to attach it to the back of the frame. Make sure it is tight and smooth.



You're done!


We hung the frames side by side with nails in the nursery and use wooden clothes pins to attach pictures, cards, etc. 




I am hoping to take pictures of the rest of his nursery this week for a nursery tour/reveal!

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16 comments:

Katie McKenzie said...

I love it! You are so creative!

Pamela said...

Love it! Saw this on Pinterest a while back & wanted to make it for my craft/office space! You just made me want to do it even more :)

Kaleigh said...

so cute! Will attempt to make this for our kitchen. Thanks for sharing

Bridget said...

Not going to lie...when I saw you had done this in other parts of your house, I instantly wanted to do it for Turner's nursery! Love it and so easy!!!

Meg O. said...

Oh what a cool idea!!! Love this!!

Tausha said...

It would be a lie to say that I am not itching for full nursery pictures.

EEEEK!!!

Heather Leigh @ Adifferent kind of woman said...

EEK! Looking forward to seeing the nursery! Evie's almost a year and I still don't have her nursery all the way set up.. I guess I'll just wait until we move to complete it. :)


LOVE the frames. You are so creative ;)

Candice Williams said...

What a cute and crafty idea! I've been doing so many projects for our new house that we just moved into so I may need to try this!!

Brianne Bracco said...

It turned out sooo cute!!! I spy a couple empty walls in my office that might need this done.. ;)

Sarah at Midwest Pillowtalk said...

i love those!! totally cant wait to see more!

Jessica Lynn said...

That's cute and looks really easy! love it!!

Lisa @ MMT said...

I've made a couple of these in smaller frames for other people and have yet to make a big one for our home. They are perfect for Instagram photos and Christmas cards. Love these ones you made! Can't wait to see Fords nursery reveal!

Michelle Levine said...

what a good idea ! this could also be good to hang earrings / jewelry ! very crafty :)

Stephanie Wilson said...

What a clever idea !!!

Hollie said...

I love this! I did the same thing here: http://hollievon.blogspot.com/search/label/DIY%20Projects
It holds some of my daughters bows. Can't wait to see the nursery pics. I bet it is absolutely adorable!

jessi bridges said...

So simple and adorable. I love those frames!!

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