DIY Chicken Wire Memo Board

DIY Chicken Wire Memo Board

If you love the French Country look, or just love giving an old object some new life, you will love this easy DIY project. With a simple frame and a little chicken wire, you can make your very own Chicken Wire Memo Board, perfect for holding and displaying your recipes, pictures, receipts, coupons and more.

This board is not only easy to make, but it is a great way to upcycle some old items you have that may be collecting dust or headed for the trash. If you wish to make your own charming Chicken Wire Memo Board, take a look below at what you will need!

DIY Chicken Wire Memo Board Supplies

  • Picture frame. A larger, wood frame seems to do best. Scour your local thrift stores for these or even your own garage and attic.
  • Chicken Wire. You can find this at garden supply centers or home improvement stores for just a few dollars.
  • Clothespins
  • Wire cutters
  • Staple gun, staples
  • Paint and paintbrush (optional)

For the wire cutters, clothespins, staple gun, staples, and paint, your local craft store should have everything you need. If you visit Michael’s or Hobby Lobby for these supplies, be sure to print off your 40% off coupon before you go.

DIY Chicken Wire Memo Board Instructions

{Step 1} First, remove the insides of your picture frame and set aside. You will not be needing the glass or the cardboard insert.

{Step 1} Paint your frame if you wish. For our frame pictured, we used a white paint and lightly sanded it when dry to give it an antique look.

{Step 1} Once dry, place your frame down on the chicken wire to get an idea of how much you will need to cut for it. Flip the frame over on its face and lay the sheet of chicken wire down on the back of it.

{Step 1} Pull the chicken wire tightly and begin stapling it around the border of the frame. Remember to pull tightly as you go so the wire does not look saggy.

{Step 1} Once you have stapled the wire to the perimeter of the frame, use the wire cutters to cut off all of the excess wire.

{Step 1} After the excess is removed, take the wire cutters or pliers and fold any sharp edges inward and over so they do not cut or scrape anyone.

{Step 1} Using your clothes pins, attach recipe cards, pictures, receipts, or anything else you wish to your frame.

How cute is this? As you can see, this DIY Chicken Wire Frame is so easy to do, you could tackle this project on a rainy day or slow weekend. Chances are you already have a majority of the supplies needed for this project around your home, but if not, you will see they are all inexpensive to buy making this not only a fun DIY but a frugal one.

If you love the French Country look, get it for less when you make this easy Chicken Wire Frame. You will find it is so simple to make, you might end up making few!

by Savings Lifestyle: Andrea on July 16, 2013

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