Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Chicken Wire Frames are all the RAGE!

Have you noticed that chicken wire frames are all the rage? But don't you love them? There are so many alternative uses for them... I'll share some of my favorites and inspirations with you!

via flamingo toes

There are tons of ideas out there to get you started with making your own chicken wire project. Now let me share my own chicken wire project with you...
I apologize, I got a little too excited and forgot to take the before picture of the frame that I bought from a yard sale for .50 cents. I decided to give it a base coat of antique white acrylic paint first. I wasn't too careful, I wanted it to have a shabby chic look to it.

The beginning...

Stapling on the chicken wire

You will need tin snips to the the chicken wire to fit your frame and clean up any loose ends that hang over the frame. Luckily, the main had a pair for me to use. To secure the chicken wire to the back of the frame, I used a regular stapler - and it worked!

And now the finished product. Sorry If I missed a few steps here and there. My camera was not cooperating with me again...

So there you go. I'm sorry that I don't have a "real" tutorial to share with your but I believe that you can probably find one somewhere on the internet... Or do what I do and just create as you go... learn from the mistakes & have fun!

Thanks for stopping by!!!


  1. LOVE it! I just bought chicken wire today to do a project like this so thanks for the inspiration.

    Visiting from the Creative Collage linky.

  2. Love your sweet little chicken wire creation and your inspiration photos are wonderful too! I host a decorating party on Fridays too if you would like to come share sometime! :) Have great weekend!

  3. Hi there~ Just stopping back by to say thank you for coming over and sharing at Feathered Nest Friday~ following along- hope you will come back over and share again soon.

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  5. Letting you know I am sharing this on FB :)

  6. I've been dying to do a chicken wire project myself! Will have to get some tin snips though - great tip! Thanks for linking to WWWW!