Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Cute Chicken Wire Frame

I was inspired by a new piece I saw come off the truck a few weeks ago at my favorite store *wink*wink* So I got a package of this from Lowe's.
I've been hording this piece of burlap for years... why? Frame was purchased dirt cheap because the glass was broken out of it ~ again, from that favorite store of ours..
I had this stuff already so I just cut a piece almost the exact size of the backing board which by the way really REALLY needs to be a bit smaller than original size so everything will fit.Would you look at the size of that glue stick!!!
After I glued my fluffy bit down I cut a piece of burlap slightly larger than the board so I could wrap it around and cover nicely.


Then I wrapped my painted chicken wire around that. I didn't glue that down, why bother?
Get a load of the mess I work in!

Added a decoupaged MDF bird from Mike's with a painted clothes pin attached to the back with hot glue. Bird directions: trace the back side on to the back side of scrapbook paper, cut out. Meanwhile paint what will be backside and sides of bird with paint, let dry, apply paper with Modge Podge, smoothing out, cut off excess with craft knife, sand edges for distressed look, go over entire piece again with Modge Podge, then embellish to your hearts content, hot glue clothes pin to the back of bird... Enjoy your craftiness!


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36 comments:

Windy said...

That is soooo awesome! You did a great job:)

Darlene said...

Well Kitty I think you have outdone yourself!!!!!! What a fun, CUTE idea! I also LOVE that little birdie! GREAT job on the tutorial also. LOVE IT ALL!♥ Have a great Tuesday!

Robin @ My Blessed Nest said...

Oh, I'm gonna have to copy this one!! Love the rustic chicken wire and burlap-like fabric with the nice frame...and that bird is adorable! Thanks for sharing!

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

How cute! We love the chicken wire and that adorable birdie... and the fact that it was so cheap, cheep, cheep! Sorry, we had to do it!
Karla & Karrie

bj said...

I love this look...smart gal!!

kari and kijsa said...

Love the little birdie just perched there! Incredible work!

Thanks for the inspiration!

smiles, kari & kijsa

Songbirdtiff said...

Very cute! Love the bird.

Kim @ Manning Family Tree said...

This is too cute!!! I love the little birdie. I may just have to make me one and now I know how thanks to you!

sara's art house said...

I love this! Very cute!

The Berry's Patch said...

Great idea Mrs. Kitty! I got lost in Hobby Lobby again yesterday. They really should have helpers for that. :-)

Tami said...

I'm hooked. I will be adding your blog to my favs. I love this frame and it will go perfect in my kitchen (if I can find a place to put it). I can't wait to make this.

Lazy Mom Leslie said...

This is fabulous! I love the chicken wire!

Julie said...

How adorable....I need to make one!
That little bird is so cute...Julie

Cheryl said...

darling treasure!!

Jane said...

Awesome! That surely looks like it came from a high end boutique! I just saw a bag of that stuff at Lowes too...

Angie said...

Really love this project! I am saving the picture of the finished product so I'll remember to try to make it some time soon.

Laurie said...

This rocks! I love chicken wire and I love the little bird!

linda said...

OK...now something else to add to my "to do" list for this summer!

Could your new frame be any cuter...nope!

Daphine said...

Uh....WOW! This is awesome! I am so impressed! You did a GREAT job!

Xazmin said...

I love it! It turned out so FAB!

Thanks for coming to my party - it has been such a blast!

Xazmin

Kimm at Reinvented said...

What a fabulous idea to use that chicken wire for a message board, I love it! Thanks so much for linking up to Trash to Treasure Tuesday!

Tanielle said...

Wow, how cute!!! I love it!

Have a great day!

Tanielle

Maridith said...

Wonderful Idea!! What a functional piece of art!! I really really like it!!

Heidi @ Blue Eyed Blessings said...

That takes some creative juices flowing! Love the little birdie accent. What a fun project!

Darlene said...

Hey Kitty,

I came by to tell you to go read Hillbilly Woman's blog. You can find it under blogs I love to read (on my page) and the post is titled Perils of a Tiny Dog or under my followers she is on the top left corner. If you put your cursor on the block it should say rebel and take you to her blog. You will be roaring with laughter over the antics of her tiny dog and her black kitten. Lexi and I have read and re-read it and laughed and laughed. Go read it and put a smile on your face.♥ Hope you have a WONDERFUL Thursday!

gina said...

What a great idea- and it worked out so well!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

How "tweet"!! I love it! Great job!

Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Katie said...

Who knew chicken wire could look so good! Love how it turned out, where did you get the birdie shape?

Chris said...

What a fantastic idea!! I love how it turned out!

Lisa said...

THIS HAS LOVELY WRITTEN ALL OVER IT.

HUGS FROM MAINE

Rebekah said...

Oh my gosh! That's adorable.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh this makes me want to tweet with happiness!

Simply Susan said...

Great minds think alike ;O) I just finished a post on a bulletin board that I did that is extremely similar to yours minus the chicken wire. Definitely a great project. Great job!

Talita from the Anna and Rose Team said...

I love your idea! I know it is not xmas yet but I have been thinking of how to display my cards next year. This would be perfect. I am thinking add wooden clothes pins to hold the cards (of course spray them with a bit of glitter) and voila. Sorry, I know we are months away :) annaandrose.blogspot.com

Kara said...

I've never seen anything like this. It is awesome! I love projects that are not only gorgeous but functional too. Thanks for posting!!

Barb said...

great idea!
Thanks for sharing.

blessings,
Barbara jean