Friday, August 26, 2011

DIY: chicken wire frame

Fall is full of festivals, craft events, and parades.
Which means, busy time for Embellish Boutique.

So to get a head start, I began researching craft booth ideas on my dearly beloved, Pinterest.
Since we sale a variety of handcrafted jewelry, I was interested in finding a unique piece to display our items.

Then, I find these.

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And of course, I think "I can SO do that!"
If I'm not mistaken, I probably think this to myself after every awesome DIY project I come across.
Pinterest is inspiring me WAY to much here lately. In fact, it's soo inspiring that I find myself spending countless hours glued to the computer. When I finally close the laptop and put it away.. I feel ironically, creative?
And I haven't done a thing.
It sounds silly, but it's so true.

Anyhoo, back to my project.
So, I crawled out of bed around 11:30 night two nights ago and found an old frame and propped it up by the backdoor.
I knew if I wouldn't go find it right then and there, I probably would forget by morning.

There it was laying by the door when I went to leave that morning.
I carried it on the back porch & put a quick layer of flat white spray paint on it so that it would be ready to go by the time I got home.

Unfortunately, I don't have any before pictures.
But, here's the turn out.
Not too terribly shabby for a first go, eh?

Supplies needed:
unused frame, 8 x 10
chicken wire - approximately 12x12
wire snippers
staple gun
spray paint of choice

1) Spray paint the frame your color of choice & allow ample drying time.

2) Place frame over chicken wire & snip outline.

3) Flip frame over, place chicken wire on top, & staple along the border.

4) Snip the excess chicken wire.

Simple as pie!

To add a twist, you can even spray paint the chicken wire a fancy color too!

Use these for jewelry displays, inspiration boards, to hang childrens artwork, or a fun weekly menu/recipe board.

Next craft show is in October. Until then, it's found a new home on my nightstand.

Definitely going to make more for my craft room & storefront.
I'm loving these colors!

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Linking up with Ashley over at The Shine Project today!
OHH, and if you aren't friends with Casey Weigand at 'The Weigand's'.. you MUST go check her out.
I'm hosting a $50 store credit giveaway along with THIRTEEN, yes - that's 13! - others!!
It's a hunk of a giveaway!


  1. I love these! They are so easy and look so cute!

  2. I especially love the one with the background attached. I think I may use this in my utility room.

  3. I spend hours on Pinterest, too! It's crazy. I love your craft idea! That's so cute! I hope to do my first craft event this fall...I just gotta find one and make myself do it. =)