How-To’s Day: Chicken wire memory board

We have used this board to post pictures, invitations, announcements and most recently our kids’ hand-made “favorites” books. It’s easy to make, a great gift and a fun way to display small papers in your home. Here’s how to create your own.

You will need:
A thrift store frame (or make your own)
Sandpaper
Paint and a foam brush
Chicken wire
Wire cutters or tin snips
A staplegun
Clothes pins

Step 1: Sand your frame down, wipe it clean and cover it with a couple of coats of paint. Let dry. Sand again for a weathered effect if you so desire.

Step 2: With a pair of wire cutters, cut chicken wire just bigger than the opening in your frame. Make sure you have enough overlap to be able to secure the chicken wire to the back of the frame.

Step 3: Turn the frame over and put a staple in across the wire every few inches until secure.

Step 4: Hang your memory board on the wall and then use clothes pins to fasten kids’ artwork and pictures or greeting cards to the chicken wire. Or use the board to organize earrings and jewelry.

So many possibilities!

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