DIY Chicken Wire Message Board

Have you ever found a really cool picture frame at a thrift store and didn’t know what to do with it?  Frames are one of the most common items you can find at a thrift store and today I have a really easy and fun DIY project for you.  We are going to DIY a chicken wire message board!

Now, if you don’t have a picture frame lying around, make sure to stop by your local thrift store and see what you can find.

You will need:

  • Picture frame (without glass)
  • Chicken wire
  • Staple gun
  • Wire cutters

I had this drab picture frame and the wood did not go with my home décor, so I painted it.

I then cut my chicken wire with my wire cutters to the size of the frame.  I made sure it was slightly larger.

I then started stapling the chicken wire to the inside of the frame.  You can use a hammer to secure the staples in further if they are not tight.

Start on one side and staple it in, and then work on the opposite side.   Then do the same with the other sides making sure to pull the wire tight when stapling.

Once the chicken wire is completely secure, cut off the excess.

Now if the frame already has a hanging device on it, go ahead and hang it on the wall.  You can easily add hanging wire if needed.

I like using my DIY chicken wire message board to clip on little messages and reminders with some mini clothespins.  You can use your message board to keep track of your bills, hang pictures, or leave a sweet message for a friend or loved one.

Try making one for yourself.  They are super easy and add style to your home.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Sara Syrett
Sara is the founder and creative force behind the blog Twelve On Main, where her main goal is to inspire others to DIY for themselves. She is inspired by her 4 children and the simple farmhouse lifestyle they have created in the quaint town in the mountains of Southern Utah. She started her blog only 1 year ago, and has had an incredible following thus far in her career. In addition to raising her children with her husband, she works with him in their family business, and in her free time, can most often be found working on a new project or creating beautiful spaces for herself or others.