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DIY Chicken Wire Frame

I always display the Christmas cards we receive on our kitchen cabinets throughout the month of December. It's fun to have our families and friends plastered all over the kitchen, and I get more than a little excited when opening Christmas mail. I never want to take them down, but I don't like that my kitchen looks so cluttered. I decided to save a few Christmas cards to display year round and decided a chicken wire frame was just the way to do it. I also grabbed a few notes and invitations from the refrigerator to de-clutter that space, and I am really pleased with the final result! The entire project cost me under $15, so I thought I would put together a quick little tutorial in case you are interested in making one yourself!

Materials:
Empty Frame- I purchased one for $0.99 at a thrift store, thoroughly cleaned it, and gave it a fresh coat of paint. Hit up your local Goodwill or thrift store or use an old frame you have laying around the house!
Chicken Wire- found at Home Depot ($13 for the smallest roll I could find)
Wire Cutters
Staple Gun
Clothespins (optional- $0.97 at Walmart)


Directions:
1. With your wire cutters, cut a piece of chicken wire to fit the size of your frame. This is the most time consuming part, and I finished with quite a few pokes on my hands. Not fun, but avoidable if you take your time!
2. When you have your piece of chicken wire cut out, use your staple gun to attach it to the back of your frame. Pull it taut and make sure it is as smooth as possible. 
3. Hang and use clothespins to attach your favorite pictures/cards/etc!




Easy peasy!


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11 comments :

Jen said...

I absolutely love this such a cute idea!

Kenzie Smith said...

I love the chicken wire frames! Yours turned out so cute :D

Ladonna said...

That is a good idea.

Patty said...

It turned out great!!!! I've been looking for a good DIY for this, thanks for sharing:)

Kirstie said...

This is perfect timing! When I move back I was hoping to do something like this! now I know how to!! Turned out so great!

Bailey Kay said...

That is so cute! I wish I had a cute way to display my Christmas cards.

Ashley @ A Cute Angle said...

Yes! Love this. Such a great idea.

Thanks for linking up today!

~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
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Megan Grater said...

Very neat! I use the same sort of set up for my earring holder -- either use chicken wire or screen door fabric to hold more earrings.

Susannah said...

This turned out adorably!!!

Janelle Vannice said...

What a fun idea! I love it! :)

Stephanie said...

Very Pinteresty of you! So cute!

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