Holiday season is officially HERE! YAY!!!
Marlayna writing tonight - and I have to admit that the fall season was a bit of an exciting but crazy blur (probably for both myself and Britney!). But I am suddenly SO ready for these next few months. For so many, this time of year is all about family and friends, and I love that aspect! Lots of time spent eating good food, and catching up with each others' lives. It also means lots of cards start coming in (high-fives for everyone who still loves to send a good snail-mailed item!).
A couple years back, I was looking for a way to display the greeting and holiday cards we received and found an idea somewhere in the Pinterest Universe to use wooden frames and chicken wire for an adorably rustic, farmhouse chic display! Not only is this craft cute, but it has literally got to be one of the easiest DIYs I've ever done! So easy in fact, that in order to put together this tutorial, I was able to grab items around the house and put it all together in minutes (err, plus a run to Lowes for a staple gun since I apparently only borrowed my mom's last time..ha!)
And in case you're thinking about wedding or party ideas.. you can also apply this same tutorial to create rustic seating card displays, or even a sweet touch of greenery. My recent couple Davia and Craig added airplants to their frames at their wedding anniversary reception and it was such a hit! I'm already brainstorming ideas to start putting other florals into mine. (And in the meantime, you'll notice two pretty paper flowers hanging from mine, from My Sweet Array, as part of the decor for a Valentine's day dinner with friends!)
Staple Gun - this is the one I grabbed today!
Staples - 1/4" should be perfect for most frames, but slightly longer will usually work as well (just make sure the staple can go fairly flat into your frame, or it will stick up above it and the chicken wire will slip out
Large Wooden Frame(s) - check goodwill or thrift stores for something cheap. Plastic fronts are even better since you won't be using the clear glass or "glass" part of the frame anyway
Spray Paint or Paint - optional, if you'd like to change up the color of your frame
Chicken Wire - get an idea how large your frame is, but just one small regular roll of chicken wire should be plenty!
Hammer, Nail/Wall Mounting Hardware, Frame Mounting hardware - (Frame mounting optional, most frames will already have the piece to hang on the wall. But you may need to buy one if yours doesn't)
Wire cutters/scissors - either tends to work fine with chicken wire!
Clothespins and cards, or anything else you'd like to hang/display!
Here's an example of how this project can be used to display air plants (at Davia and Craig's Wedding)