Nailed it! No, really. This was such an easy an inexpensive project that can be used in any home from hanging pictures, messages, jewelry or hair accessories, notes to keepsakes. I know I have plenty of uses for that, however this was not meant for me…it was in fact a prop for a country themed bridal shower which also doubled as a sentimental keepsake for the bride.
I started with the classic nostalgic photos of the bride and groom to be, and had guests add pictures themselves and the bride as they arrived, which I requested beforehand in the invitations. At the end of the shower, my bride had a beautiful collage of photos that she can now hang in her future home with her soon to be hubby.
I snagged a decent 24 x 30″ picture frame for $10 at my local thrift shop and picked up a roll of 20 gauge chicken wire and a can of Tiffany teal semi gloss spray paint from the hardware store. Supplies done.
Now for the nitty gritty. I trashed the glass and backing of the frame since this will not be needed at all. Painting took all of 20 minutes to apply a couple coats before moving on to applying the wire. I laid out the wire and stapled it to the edges of the frame with a hand held staple gun and trimmed the access with side cutters. Some areas required twisting to secure the ends. Lastly, I added one last coat of spray paint over the wire. Gloves would have been nice, but hey, I did not even require the assistance of my husband for this. Go me. He did however kindly buy me my own staple gun which I was very excited about because it was my first official tool.
cost of materials
24 x 30″ picture frame $5
Can of spray paint $4.99
chicken wire @ $1.50 worth
clothes pins $2