Monday, September 26, 2011

Framed Chicken Wire Memo Board

A couple Saturdays ago I completed another project that was inspired by a pin on Pinterest.

So here is what I made....

Here is how I made them:

Chicken Wire
Spray Paint
Staple Gun
Wire Cutters (Tin snips)

I bought 3 frames from a local thrift store, ranging from $2-3 a piece...

Then I took them apart, and laid them out on newspaper and spraypainted them each with several coats of paint.

Once the paint was dry, I used the frames to measure how much chicken wire I would need for each frame. It does not need to be exact, it should actually be bigger than the frame to allow room for error.

Use your wire cutters to cut out the chicken wire.

Once your piece is cut, use a staple gun to staple the chicken wire to the back of the frame.

Here is a close up of a staple on the frame.

Once the whole piece is stapled, there will be excess wire that needs to be trimmed...

You will need your wire cutters again to trim the excess...

I used needlenose pliers to bend back the wire around the staples to ensure that the wire was secure. That is all it takes! The longest part is waiting for the paint to dry.

You could use clothepins to hang little notes and pictures on it. You could also hang earrings and necklaces from the wire.This was such a simple project and I will definitely be making more in the future. These are all gifts, one already lives with Emily and the other two have not been "delivered" yet, can't wait to see what their owners do with them!


  1. Hey there so nice to visit a fellow crafter that hosts a monthly craft night! I do to! But on the other side of the country in Portland, OR. I will be following you for inspiration. Check me out too if you have time at

  2. These are so cute! I am getting ready to decorate my craft room and these would be PERFECT for it. Did you use full-sized clothespins or did you have to find smaller ones?

  3. So cute!! I love spray paint--makes re-doing anything so easy!

    I have a rosette necklace in a great giveaway right now, would love for you to enter and win!

  4. These memo boards turned out awesome! Did you use a high gloss paint? They look so vibrant!

  5. Love these...great colors and great pictures! I'd love to feature them next week on Thrifty Thursday! :)

  6. I love love love the colors you chose! They turned out awesome! Thanks so much for linking with us at Show & Share!