Thursday, June 30, 2011

Quick and Easy Chicken Wire Picture Frames

Chicken Wire Picture Frames

I wanted something to hang next to the Family Rules Canvas that I made.  I searched all my favorite places for home decor for the right "accent" piece.  I found a couple of wrought iron pieces that I liked but they were too expensive.  That got me to thinking.  What can I make with items that I already have here.

I had seen the adorable chicken wire frames and thought that would go great!  I could paint them to match the canvas.
I had a few leftover unpainted wood frames that I didn't use when I made the Cross Stitch Gallery Wall for my daughters room.  Perfect!
I wanted them to have a distressed look to them.

First, I painted areas of the picture frame blue.  I only painted these areas because I want the blue to show through when I sand the frame.

Once the blue had dried a bit, I painted on my cream color.

I then sanded my edges.  Not too much, though.  I didn't want to sand the blue off.

After the picture frame was completely dry, I cut my chicken wire to fit the back of the frame.  I used my trusty little girl cutters.

Then, stapled it on the back of the frame.  You may have to do some bending along the edges to make sure the chicken wire doesn't hang over.

And the finished picture frame.  Almost.  I needed to hang purties on it.

Here's a picture of all three Chicken Wire Photo Frames with their little goodies on it.  I also made two embellished wood cut outs for them.  I printed a few pictures to place in them as well.

And the cuties hanging in their place.

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  1. This is a great idea! I love chicken wire! Very cute display.

  2. Looks great! I have something similar hanging in my hallway that I made. I *thought* that the chicken wire was to close to the wall to hang anything (I was planning on using mini clothes pins) - but you just tucked the photos corners in. Genius! Why didn't I think of that?

  3. Thank you very much ladies!

    I was actually planning on using mini clothes pins, but for the life of me, I couldn't find where I put them... lol

    I was very pleased with how it turned out and I think I like it better without them.

  4. cute! Chicken wire is NOT easy to work with, voice of experience! :)
    thanks for linking up and linking back to catch as catch can.

  5. Looks fantastic. A nice change to the "ordinary" frames.

  6. Yes, chicken wire can be tough to work with, however, since it was a small project it was easier to work with.

    Hi Carolyn. Thank you. And thank you for stopping by my blog.

  7. I love this! So much so that I think I'll have to make one pronto. Found you via the blog hop. Would love if you stopped by mine.

    P.S. Newest follower!


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