This chicken wire farmhouse frame is one of my favourite pieces of decor in my cabin. It was such a simple DIY project, as it took such little time and requires just a few pieces of material.
Four pieces of 24″ length wood strips.
Four 2 1/2″ screws
One piece of 28″ width by 28″ length chicken wire mesh
How to make this Farmhouse Chicken Wire Frame DIY Wall Decor
Depending on the condition of the strips of wood you will be using, you may or may not need to do some sanding or planing. Ours needed some refining, as we used scrap wood that was not in good condition.
Lay out your pieces of strips to make a square. Simply let the end of each strip with another.
The nest step is joining the all the strips together. We used 2 1/2″ screws to join the strips. But you can use shorter or longer screws. It depends on the thickness of the wood you are using.
One screw is okay at each corner. But two can work as well.
After screwing the strips together to make a frame, place the chicken wire mesh over the frame. You should have chicken wire protruding beyond the frame. So cut it so that it fits just right at the back of the frame.
Use a staple gun and stables to connect the chicken wire onto the frame. For each of the four sides, you might need to put at least six staples to hold the chicken firm.
Your frame should turn out something like this.
You can use this as decor or as an organiser. For now, I like it as a wall decor over my bed.
I used some miniature clothespins to pin a piece of rope onto the chicken wire. I also used miniature clothespins to pin one of my favourite vacation photos, some dried flowers and some pretty prints. I hope yours will turn out great if you give it a try.