By Nancy Hull Rigdon
Then I scratched that idea and meant to do a frame-within-a-frame project. That didn’t happen. In the end, I used chicken wire to display photos with the frame. I must confess: I wound up with this third choice because it seemed like the simplest option. Now for a brag: After taking the easy way out, I feel like I redeemed myself by digging up my grandma’s pretty clip-on earrings and the decorative hairpins I wore at my wedding and using them to clip photos to the wire.
Besides a frame, you’ll need a few items:
– Chicken wire. I found a 24-yard roll for $6 in the garden section of a hardware store. (I doubt I used more than a yard, but this was the smallest
– Wire cutters
– Staple gun
– Work gloves (Not necessary, but it was nice not to worry about pokey wire.)
Attaching the wire to the frame is pretty straightforward. Roll the wire out on the back of the frame, cut and staple. I put down two layers of wire by folding the wire sheet once before cutting. Since the back of the frame will be hidden, this is flaw-friendly work.