Hello Craftberry Bush friends! It’s Jamie from anderson + grant back today share an easy DIY project with you.
I’ve been having a bit of trouble this year deciding how to bridge my blog ideas between fall and Christmas.
Thanksgiving in the US is just a few weeks away, but so many things are already being shared for the holiday season as well. While I really do like to keep the two holidays separate, it is sometimes difficult as a blogger to know what your readers want to see.
Planning which holiday to focus on today stumped me, so I decided to not focus on either and make something that could be used year round instead!
The frame that I had was a little grimy and had a spot of white paint on it, so I started by lightly sanding the wood to reveal the pretty color underneath. Finding beautiful natural wood always makes my heart happy.
I’ve seen a lot of message centers being made with chicken wire lately, but I already had hardware cloth leftover from the tulip crate I had made over the summer. I actually like seeing all of the little squares lined up behind the frame better. This product can be purchased at hardware stores and on Amazon.
After measuring out the size of space in the opening of the frame, I cut the hardware cloth using wire cutters. You may want to wear gloves for this step as cutting through the thick wire doesn’t feel all that great on your hands!
Finally, I attached the hardware cloth to the back of the frame using an electric staple gun.
When I was preparing to take pictures of this project, it dawned on me that in addition to holding important notes, it could also be used as a unique way to display pictures that could be switched out easily.
I had some tiny wood clothespins that work perfectly to hang anything light from the hardware cloth.
And if two uses isn’t enough for you, don’t you think this would be a special way to display some of the pretty Christmas cards that you’ll be receiving soon?
Thanks for letting me share another project with you today. I’ll be back in a few weeks fully ready to embrace the Christmas season! Have a great day everyone!