Search Term

Enter a search term (optional)


Select One (optional)

Difficulty Level

Select One (optional)

Estimated Cost

Select One (optional)


Select as many as you like (optional)

  • Fabric Crafts
  • Paper Crafts
  • Craft Foam
  • Pipe Cleaner Crafts
  • Clay & Sculpting
  • Nature Crafts
  • Wood Crafts
  • Beads & Jewelry
  • Recycled Crafts
  • Painting & Coloring
  • Food Crafts
  • Plastic
  • Mixed Media/Miscellaneous
Time to complete

Select One (optional)

Primary Technique

Select One (optional)


Select One (optional)


Select as many as you like (optional)

  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Winter
Age Group

Select as many as you like (optional)

  • Toddlers
  • Preschool & Kindergarten
  • Elementary School
  • Pre-Teens
  • Teens


Free Offer
Cheap Home Decor: Crafting with Paper

If you are on a craft budget, have a look at this FREE eBook filled with 60 low-cost craft projects sorted into categories such as needle craft, home decor, crafts for kids and more!

Bonus: Get our newsletter & special offers for free. We will not share or sell your email address. View our Privacy Policy

Magical Memories Photo Frame

Crafts from recycled materials help you save on supplies and cut down on waste. A Magical Memories Photo Frame is a great option for displaying old photos of loved ones. Grab an old wooden frame and some chicken wire for this unique piece. This is a quick and easy project that anyone can complete. Consider making a frame for yourself or giving it as a gift - this is a fantastic gift idea.



  • Wood frames
  • Rusty chicken wire or baling wire
  • Sandpaper
  • Brass appliques (optional)
  • Household cement
  • White acrylic latex paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Wire cutters
  • Staple gun
  • Sawtooth picture hangers
  • Hammer
  • Clothespins


  1. Clean your wood frame and remove any staples, nails or other hardware.

  2. If your frame is plain, you may want to add a decorative element. I attached brass appliques to the front of the frame using household cement.
  3. Dry brush the front and the back of the frame and over any decorative elements using white latex acrylic paint.


For the Chicken Wire Display:

  1. Lay the frame on your work surface with the back facing up. Measure the width and length from an outside edge to an opposite outside edge. Subtract 1 inch from each measurement.
  2. Cut a piece of rusty chicken wire using the frame measurement and wire cutters.
  3. Center the chicken wire on the back of the frame. Attach the edges of the wire using a staple gun.

For the Baling Wire Display:

  1. Lay the frame on your work surface with the back facing up. Measure the width of the inside opening and add 2 inches.
  2. Cut two lengths of rusty baling wire using the width measurement and wire cutters.
  3. Lay the wires horizontally across the back of the frame. Separate the wires and evenly space them from each other and the top and bottom of the frame opening.
  4. Attach the wire ends to the frame, approximately 1/2 inch from the end of the wires, using a staple gun. Using needle nose pliers, bend the ends of the wire downward to prevent them from sliding out from under the staples.
  5. Attach one or two sawtooth picture hangers (depending on the size of the frame) to the top-back of the frame
Free projects, giveaways, exclusive partner offers, and more straight to your inbox!

Your Recently Viewed Projects

Include a Photo Include a Photo

Click the button above or drag and drop images onto the button. You can upload two images.

Cancel Reply to Comment

Thanks for your comment. Don't forget to share!


Report Inappropriate Comment

Are you sure you would like to report this comment? It will be flagged for our moderators to take action.

Thank you for taking the time to improve the content on our site.

Project of the Day

Crochet Summer Tote

Carry it all in your easy and breezy crochet summer tote. Just follow these easy steps in this free crochet pattern. See more

Something worth saving?

Register now for FREE to:

  • SAVE all your favorite crafts
  • ADD personal notes
  • QUICKLY reference your crafts


Sponsored Content

Connect With Us

Facebook Instagram Twitter Pinterest Twitter
Blog Email RSS

About Us Advertise Contact Us FAQ Keyword Index Privacy Policy Share Your Project Subscribe Terms of Service Unsubscribe

---- 1 ----


Images from other crafters

There are currently no images from other crafters.