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Rustic Chic Love Chicken Wire Frame

By: Betsy Burnett from aimhappy.blogspot.com
Love Frame
Rustic Chic Love Chicken Wire Frame
This image courtesy of aimhappy.blogspot.com

From the Designer: "Special photos deserve a special place to be showcased. This shabby chic frame is perfect to showcase a special photo or use as a memo board for reminders."

Time to CompleteIn an evening

MaterialsPaint, Wood

Primary TechniquePainting

Intermediate

Project TypeMake a Project

Materials List

  • Wood Frame (purchased from thrift)
  • Plaid Crafts Folk Art Metallic Acrylic Pure Gold
  • Plaid Crafts Folk Art Chalk Paint-Bavarian and Tuscan Red
  • Plaid Crafts Folk Art Crackle Medium
  • Plaid Crafts Folk Art Antiquing Wax
  • Plaid Folk Art Paint Brushes
  • Chicken Wire
  • Protective Gloves
  • Wire Cutters
  • Needle-Nosed Pliers
  • "Love" wood cutout
  • 2 yards of 3" Burlap Ribbon
  • Burlap Flowers
  • Wood Clothespins
  • Soft Cloth
  • Scissors
  • Hot Glue Gun/Glue Sticks

Instructions

  1. Remove picture and glass from frame if necessary, Clean frame well. Paint Frame with Plaid Crafts Folk Art Metallic Gold Paint and allow to dry. When dry, using paint brush, cover frame with Folk Art Crackle Medium using even brush strokes, be careful not to overdo it. The thicker the coat the thicker the crackle. Allow to dry. Apply a top coat of Home Decor Chalk in Bavarian. As the paint dries the cracks will appear.

  2. While frame is drying paint the word Love with a coat of Plaid Crafts Home Decor Chalk Paint in Tuscan Red allow to dry. When frame and "Love" are dry, apply a coat of antiquing wax over the surface of both using a brush. Use a soft cloth to buff away the excess and bring to a sheen.

  3. Turn frame over and measure the chicken wire to cover the back opening. Trim as necessary using wire cutters. Be sure to wear protective gloves. Secure chicken wire in place on back of frame covering the opening. Secure chicken wire in place with staple gun. Turn sharp edges of wire under using the needle-nose pliers.

  4. Face the frame front again, Glue the word love in place. Embellish as desired with burlap flowers. Run a loop of Burlap Ribbon through the top of the frame and chicken wire on both sides and tie in a bow. Trim ends if desired with scissors.

  5. Use clothespins to secure photo (s) hang frame by bow.

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I clicked on the Rustic Chic Love Chicken Wire Frame as soon as I saw it. It's so cute and I love the look of chicken wire. It's simple and easy to make. Great craft to try!

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