French Chicken Wire Frame

I made the frame for a good friend of mine. 
RJ loves all things French. 
She wanted me to show you all how I made it.
I used a wood frame that I spray painted silver. I also painted the chicken wire with the same silver paint. I then watered down black paint to give the painted wood an aged look. Next I cut two thick pieces of cardboard and covered them with the green check fabric. I attached another piece of cardboard to the back and glued them together. The reason was so push pins could also be used on the frame.
I used antique green ribbon from a collection I have. The pearl buttons are from my husband’s top draw. I just wired them on.
I painted and sanded the clothespins for the frame. I gave them a coat of Minwax Polycrylic to give them a nice sheen.
Here I'm trying out magnets that I got at the Container Store. The magnets work on the chicken wire and the clothespins. I love that!
Just showing how pretty the frame looks adding some business cards.
I also made RJ some push pins that I spray painted silver and green.
I made the candle from a shot glass that already had the crown on it.

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Marianne said...

Hey Dee, What a great idea you have here.....I'm loving your fabric choice. I'm a sucker for anything with checks on it!
Marianne :)

rj said...

I'm the lucky friend who received this precious bulletin board. I love everything about it... the frame, the fabric, the buttons, the pins, the tacks and their cute box that hold them, and of course that special ribbon. It's one of my favorite things because it's so pretty and most of all because it came from such a special and talented friend. Thank you so much Dee. Your work is so appreciated. rj

Ann-Marie ~ Brambly said...

This is so creative! I love everything about it. Thanks for the tutorial!


Dee ⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️ said...


Thanks! I enjoyed making it.


Debbiedoos said...

This is super cute! I love the look. Thanks for joining my newbie party.

Alexandrea said...

Super cute!! I want to make me one to hang above my key rack!! It'd be perfect for those last minute notes.
Thanks for sharing the tutorial to make one.
See ya soon!!

Unknown said...

It turned out beautiful and I know RJ is enjoying it a lot!

Dee ⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️ said...

I love crafting and to hear such wonderful comments makes my day.


Renegades said...

What a great project!

Mary said...

Dee, Love this project, as the recipient of Dee's handicraft I know how talented she is. I'm sure RJ treasures it, as I do the gifts you made me. Mary

Donnie said...

That is so creative. I'm not much of a crafter but sure do love to look at what others make.

Dee ⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️ said...


Thanks for your kind words. I love making gifts for others.


Swiss Affordable Hotels said...

wow, its beautiful, i just loved it, this is something so nice yet so simple and so elegant, great work done

Erin said...

Great project Dee, I made one a while back(didn't post) and I love the look. I love the colors that you chose and the pins look adorable!!

Tammy said...

What an awesome idea! I have chicken wire:) I want to try this. Your newest follower. Hope you can visit me sometime soon!

Trisha said...

Love the idea!! Very unique and budget friendly :) I think I might make one for me!!

Trisha Dee

Dee ⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️ said...

If anyone makes the french chicken wire frame I'd love to post it on my blog.


Sassy Sites! said...

Love what people can do with some chicken wire! :) Thanks for linking up at the Sassy Sites Free For All party! When you get a chance, come back by and see what we've done for the American Crafter's competition... and maybe vote for us too! *wink*

Marni @ Sassy Sites!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Love everything about this: The fabric you chose, the paints, chicken wire, clothespins -- all looks so lovely! Thanks for sharing the tutorial!


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