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Easy DIY Rustic Photo Frame

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Hey everyone! The other day Daryl and I reinforced the chicken coup with extra chicken wire. We ended up having a few scrap pieces left over and I thought I would save them for a project. I have used chicken wire on organizers before, but I thought it would be fun to use some in an accent with a matted frame. This project is really easy and super fast to whip up!

Here’s What You Need:

*8×10 Frame ( I bought mine at Target)

*Chipboard (Like a cereal or cracker box)

*Burlap

*Chicken Wire

*Double Stick Tape

*Regular Acid Free Tape

*Ruler and Pencil

*Wire Snippers

*Box Cutter or X-Acto Knife

*Photo or art print (the photo I used was a 4×5)

Instructions:

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The first thing you need to do is measure and cut your chipboard. Cut the outside dimensions to an 8×10 size. Cut the inside opening to a 5×7 size. Mark out the 5×7 to be centered in the middle. Cut out the shape with your knife.

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Next cut your burlap to be about an inch larger than your mat. Center your chipboard mat onto your piece of burlap. Run your double stick tape along the right and left sides at the outside edge. Fold the excess burlap to the back and tape down. Next, fold over the top and bottom and tape down to the backside.

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Now, cut an “x” in the mat opening with the knife. Then cut the flaps down to about a half inch from the chipboard. Apply double stick tape to the burlap and fold back and tape down to the backside of the mat opening. Now you should have a burlap covered mat.

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Next, cut a piece of chicken wire with your snippers to be a little smaller than 8×10″. Flatten the wire out the best you can and tape the chicken wire down to the back side of your mat.

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Lay your photo face down on the table and then lay your mat face down over the photo. Center the mat over the photo so it is centered in the mat opening. Tape the photo to the chicken wire in the middle. To finish off, add white paper to the backside, slide your matted picture in the frame and close up the back.

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I love this frame! It is a great way to display one of my favorite photos of my Hannah Banana. This project was super easy! It took me all of fifteen minutes or so to make, and it was fun! I love using fun mats in my frames! IT is one of the easiest home decor diys that can really make an impact in a space! I used burlap, but it would be fun to use a cute fabric or paper to cover your mat with as well. I hope some of you guys will give this one a try! You’ll have a blast! I’ll be back next week with another fun project! Until then…

Happy Crafting!

 

5 Thoughts on “Easy DIY Rustic Photo Frame

  1. Jennifer T on 26 February, 2014 at 4:09 am said:

    As always Love your post.

  2. Jennifer T on 26 February, 2014 at 4:11 am said:

    What i keep wanting to ask you is where ever so you find all the cute little figurines you use in all of your post’ pictures? I’d love to see a group shot of them all sometime! The kittens, this chick and all the other sweeties.

    • MY little ceramics are a bit of an obsession of mine. My hubby gives me deep sighs every time I bring a new one home! I find them in different places. Some of them have come from Etsy. Some from thrift stores, and some from the flea market. I will definitely have to do a group shot sometime :)

  3. Love this! It’s adorable. Now just need to find the right photo.

  4. Laura Strack on 28 February, 2014 at 9:56 am said:

    Darling Frame! Thanks for the tutorial!

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