DIY Chicken Wire Photo Frame

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DIY Chicken Wire Photo Frame

We were in North Carolina working on some details for our October wedding and there is something about the mountains that makes it difficult to leave.  I just love the clean, crisp air, the majestic views and the way everything seems to slow down.  Of course it doesn’t hurt that the owner of the Memory Mountain Resort is a “picker” with an entire barn full of interesting antiques and has so many wonderful stories to share.

Looking for a creative way to display photos? Check out how easy it is to make this DIY Chicken Wire Photo Frame!

DIY Chicken Wire Photo Frame

Well today I am sharing a super easy DIY chicken wire photo frame that will double up as a wedding photo display at our wedding. I had originally planned on using it to hold escort tags but things have changed a bit so I was thinking it would be a neat way to display some engagement/family photos at the wedding. In the meantime {and afterwards} I have decided to use it to display notes and photos.

I brought my finished frame up to the cabins over the weekend to see where I would place it and to take photos. I’m a silly girl and completely forgot to bring any real photos with me so that I could actually display it correctly, and take pictures for this post. So I had to improvise and tore out a couple photos from a wedding magazine I had on hand, haha. I also added some cute little notes or reminders that could be displayed.

I bought the large frame from Goodwill a few months ago and had planned on turning it into some wood shim/tile art { as you can see from the top right photo below when I was figuring out the layout before painting the pieces}, but scratched that project when I decided I wanted to use this specific frame for the wedding project. I will probably work on a smaller scale wood shim/tile project in the future though. Have you seen my first DIY wood shim artwork?

Looking for a creative way to display photos? Check out how easy it is to make this DIY Chicken Wire Photo Frame!

The hex netting or “chicken wire” was purchased from Big Lots for just $6 since it was 50% off, woo-hoo! Essentially, all I did was remove the photo/glass from the frame and then used a staple gun to staple the chicken wire to the back of the frame. You may want to wear gloves for this part because that wire can be pesky and sharp.

Afterwards I trimmed the edges with wire cutters and attached photos/notes to the front with clothespins I had on hand. I also painted some clothespins with chalkboard paint and wrote “love” on them with chalk. I will be making more of these and using them for the wedding. Let me just say that spray paint is your friend when painting clothespins and painting it on with a brush is a pain and verrrry time consuming.

Looking for a creative way to display photos? Check out how easy it is to make this DIY Chicken Wire Photo Frame! UpcycledTreasures.comHere are some photos of the DIY chicken wire photo frame all finished, and I will be doing a post in the future with how it will be displayed for the wedding 🙂  Looking for a creative way to display photos? Check out how easy it is to make this DIY Chicken Wire Photo Frame!

Thanks for stopping by!

  • Arleen

    Hey Katie
    Great post! I love the chicken wire picture frame
    Easy to use and change pics at any time

    July 15, 2013 at 10:25 am
  • Great idea! I have a frame, and I’ve wondered what I’m going to do with it for the longest… Now I know! 🙂 Cute!

    July 15, 2013 at 2:07 pm
  • Oh I love this idea, how fun. Thanks so much for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

    July 16, 2013 at 6:53 pm
  • Very cute! I had no idea you could buy chicken wire at Big Lots- I’ll have to see if ours carries it. I bought some at Tractor Supply, but I think it was more expensive.

    July 16, 2013 at 10:56 pm
    • I feel like things can be hit or miss when it comes to Big Lots and you don’t always know what you may find. I found it in the outdoor/garden section though and it was definitely way less expensive then what I found at a hardware store.

      July 17, 2013 at 9:29 am
  • Katie,
    I LOVE this frame. Thank you for sharing at Tuesday Trivia, I pinned it. Beautiful job.
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

    July 17, 2013 at 10:11 am
  • Your frame turned out very nice!. I really like the ease of pinning pics to the wire. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us.

    We’d like to invite you to Turn Old Into Awesome and win a fabulous prize package! The Whimsical Peacock and My Personal Accent are sponsoring the Dare to be Different, Up-cycling Challenge. Ends 8/12. See post for a complete list of challenge rules and prizes

    July 17, 2013 at 7:15 pm
    • Thank you so much Sande! I look forward to checking out the challenge 🙂 Have a great week!

      July 18, 2013 at 9:12 pm
  • This is super adorable and such a great idea! Thanks for sharing at All Things Thursday!


    July 18, 2013 at 12:59 pm
  • Cathy

    I would love for you to share and link up at my weekly TGIF Link Party if you haven’t already this week. Your favorite posts, most popular, recent or new! The party is open every Thursday night and closes Tuesday’s at midnight. Followed by (Not SO) Wordless Wednesday!
    I would be honored if you join us and follow to stay connected Have a wonderful week!
    Hugs, Cathy

    July 18, 2013 at 10:32 pm
  • Oh this is just so cute Katie! It would make a wonderful gift! Thank you for sharing your creativity at the party this week! I have featured it on my Facebook page and have also pinned it to the You’re Gonna Love It Tuesday board on Pinterest 🙂

    July 19, 2013 at 9:09 am
    • Thank you so much Kathe, I hadn’t even thought about it as a gift but you are absolutely right! I’m off to check out the Hometalk party, I LOVE Hometalk!

      July 19, 2013 at 9:21 am
  • Cute idea! I keep seeing all these great things with chicken wire…I’m gonna have to get some! 😉 Thanks for sharing on Project Inspire{d}.. Pinned!

    July 19, 2013 at 9:40 am
    • I know, I have been wanting chicken wire forever and finally decided it was time for me to pick some up 🙂

      July 19, 2013 at 10:00 am
  • Love the whole concept of upcycling treasures! This frame is a fantastic idea. I especially like the clothes pins as a way to attach photos etc. Visiting from via showoffweekend blog party

    July 20, 2013 at 11:27 am
    • Thank you so much! I was honestly surprised the site name wasn’t taken, lol. Thanks for stopping by from the blog party!

      July 20, 2013 at 11:21 pm
  • Thanks for linking up with the Friday Flash Blog. I hope you checked out the highlighted posts as well as everyone’s terrific entries. Have a fabulous weekend!


    July 21, 2013 at 11:53 am
  • Hi Katie,

    This is a fun project to do and the nice thing about this is that you could change the photos or clip anything you like.

    Thank you for sharing your cute project at Pin It Monday Hop. New hop is now open, please stop by when you are free. See you Katie!

    Pin It Monday Hop#18

    July 25, 2013 at 8:27 am
    • Hi Judy!I definitely love the versatility of this frame and have been wanting to do a chicken wire project for a while now. Thank you so much for stopping by!

      July 25, 2013 at 10:16 pm
  • As always I simply adore your projects! They are amazing! TFS…hugs…

    July 26, 2013 at 5:27 am

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