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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.
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, 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.
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.
Afterward, 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.
Here 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.