1. Choose a frame
First you’ll need to select a frame. You’ll need one that has no glass or back. Upcycling one from home is perfect.
2. Paint your frame
Select a paint colour for your frame. We used a craft acrylic and selected a vibrant teal. But choose a colour that matches your room. Apply two coats of paint. Be sure to allow time for the paint to dry between coats.
3. Trim the chicken wire to size
You might need an adult to help with this part of the project. For protection, you’ll need to wear gloves. Use your pliers to trim the chicken wire to a manageable size. Then work out how much you’ll need by laying it over the frame. Keep in mind, the wire needs to cover about half the width of the frame.
4. Fold the chicken wire
Trim the corners of the chicken wire. Then fold in the edges and tuck them inside the frame. Maintain a straight edge and follow the patterns on the chicken wire. It needs to fit snugly inside the frame’s edges.
5. Staple the chicken wire
Flip the frame. Lay the chicken wire, folded edges up, inside the frame. Use the staple gun to secure the edges. A good tip is to stand the frame up. This makes the process easier.
6. Screw in cup hooks
Screw in cup hooks at the base of the frame. We used four but choose as many as you like Space them equally along the frame.
7. Attach picture hanging strips
Next up attach picture hanging strips.
8. Hang your frame
Find the perfect spot to hang your frame and get your jewels on show.