Did you forget about mothers day? Haven’t had a chance to make something for Grandma yet from the kiddo’s? Here is a cute photo holder that you can whip up in less than 10 minutes (not including paint drying time, if you need to paint your frames).
These frames, believe it or not, were a hideous, bright, aggressive gold color when I picked them up at a yard sale. They’re also really deep, almost like a shadow box, so they stand up nicely on their own. They sat in my shed for months (maybe even over a year) until I finally grabbed them this weekend. I had seen chicken wire at the dollar store and suddenly inspiration struck. Boy, was I thankful I didn’t let my husband throw out that box of random craft stuff that I had been hoarding saving in the shed!
I spray painted them a matte black, and once the paint dried, I followed these three special simple steps (sorry, too much Special Agent Oso).
Once the chicken wire frames were assembled, I grabbed a couple of mini clothespins, covered them with a fun washi tape, and clipped on a cute picture of my girls. I like them so much, I just might keep them for myself. Wouldn’t this be a super cute way to display pictures at a birthday party? You could also add a backing, but I like the open back, it takes up less visual space.
On an unrelated note, don’t you just want to squeeze the cheeks off this cutie?
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We lots of chicken wire at our house… I see this project in our near future love these frames!
CUTE ,pinned 🙂
J's mom says
I’d love it if you link this up to my linky party. It will go on 2 blogs. http://diycraftyprojects.com/2013/04/whatcha-work-up-wednesday-30.html
Kara @ Petals to Picots Crochet says
Very cute idea!
Gina @ Kleinworth & Co. says
Love this. I made one a while back & never thought to just staple it to the back. It was a pain to try to fit it in the cut out. One of those head smacking moments for sure.
Gina @ Kleinworth & Co. says
Oh- forgot to mention I will be featuring this in my Mother’s Day gift post next week.
Madalyn McArthur says
I love them! I’ll have to try this! Thanks for sharing!
Those turned out so cute. And I love the simplicity and ease of changing photos! If you’d like to come share this at my link party, I’d love to have you! What a great job!
Krista @ While He Was Napping
Wonderful idea, they look so sleek with the black paint. Think I have a can of black spray paint. These would be great gifts for Mom’s day. You are so smart. Now I just need to get myself a roll of chicken wire soon. So glad to find your blog, have seen you mentioned on other blog posts. I found you thru Design, Dining and diapers Inspiration link party #34. I’ll be subscribing also. Love your blog.
Melissa Whitcher says
Very cute Sarah! Thanks for sharing.
Emily Morgenstern says
I’ve featured on my blog today!
Made From Pinterest says
Such a cute idea for being able to change out the photos. Love it!
Virginia Megin Gallagher says
Super cute! I love the black frames, too. Classic!
I’m visiting you today from Sundae Scoop. I co-host a Linky Party Tuesday (open thru Sat) and I’d love for you to link up! I hope you get a chance to stop by, link up and leave a comment, too!
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Really a nice idea. I am always looking for new inspiration.