One of my best friends had her birthday last weekend. Instead of buying her a gift, I decided to make her something. I love handmade gifts. I think they are so meaningful and, a lot of the time, more personal than something store-bought.
I started with a frame from Goodwill. I removed the glass, picture and staples from the back. I then primed it and painted it a creamy white.
Then, I distressed the edges and sealed it.
I cut some chicken wire, just a little bigger than my frame.
(ouch! This stuff is a pain to work with!) I thought of using screening material, but I wanted it to look more industrious, so the chicken wire gave me the look I wanted.
I used my staple gun to staple the chicken wire to the inside, and then trimmed it with some wire cutters.
I hot-glued some ribbon to cover the edges of the chicken wire.
I’m not much of a measure-er, so I used a pencil and the outline of the frame to measure my fabric. I cut 2 pieces.
I hot-glued 1 piece of fabric to the back, facing out, peeking through the chicken wire.
Then, I stapled my hanging ribbon to the top of the frame.
I hot-glued another piece of fabric, this one facing the back for a finished look.
And, the finished product!!
She can hang her earrings on the wire, and I included some “s” hooks in her package for her necklaces.
Happy Birthday, Megan!
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