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
- Brass appliques (optional)
- Household cement
- White acrylic latex paint
- Wire cutters
- Staple gun
- Sawtooth picture hangers
- Clean your wood frame and remove any staples, nails or other hardware.
- 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.
- 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:
- 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.
- Cut a piece of rusty chicken wire using the frame measurement and wire cutters.
- 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:
- Lay the frame on your work surface with the back facing up. Measure the width of the inside opening and add 2 inches.
- Cut two lengths of rusty baling wire using the width measurement and wire cutters.
- 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.
- 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.
- Attach one or two sawtooth picture hangers (depending on the size of the frame) to the top-back of the frame
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