First, the wire you use is extremely important, I read on a few blogs that the wire mesh you buy at craft stores (like the volcanoes you made in grade school) doesn't hold up that well to heavy jewelry, so I opted for chicken wire that you can buy at Lowe's/Home Depot. It was around $10, but there is enough wire left over that I can make five or six more frames. Everything else that I needed I had laying around the house. I'll apologize now for the pictures, I took them with my phone and didn't realize the quality/lighting wasn't the greatest until after I was finished.
- wire cutters or very very durable scissors
- tape measure
- staple gun,other tutorials call for a hot glue gun, but I thought staples would work better with the heavy wire.
- fabric cut in the dimensions of your frame (optional)
- frame (of course)
- paper clips, S clips, or ceiling screw hooks
|Loved this frame!|
|Not super pretty, but it's going against the wall so I'm okay with it.|
Staple all around the frame. Again, a lot of instructions that I read suggested the use of hot glue, but once I felt the heaviness of the chicken wire I didn't think the glue would hold as well as I needed it to. If you don't have a staple gun, get one, they come in handy very often!
|Ready to hang!|