diy {chicken wire frame & memory card clips}

Thank you for all the sweet comments about my niece. It has been 4 days since I last saw her (granted I have been out of town for 3 days). I miss her. I have some pictures of her and her daddy that are a little different than what I normally do. I am working on a post for them next week, maybe Monday….

I’m still working on details in the playroom. One thing I wanted to include was a spot to display pictures and artwork by the kids. Several years ago I bought a gold mirror from Garden Ridge and painted it black for our living room. It hasn’t been used in a long time so I decided to take the mirror out and give the frame a new life.

After removing the mirror, I painted the frame a bright yellow. Then I stapled chicken wire to the back side of the frame. When I bought the chicken wire from Atwoods the man working that department asked if I needed any pointers for my chicken coop. I told him I was making a frame for artwork. He shook his head and walked away.

To hold pictures to the chicken wire I hot glued small clothes pins to the back of some of my Charlie Harper memory cards. I let the boys pick out their favorite cards to use.

Super easy, super affordable and I think it is pretty practical and cute!

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  • Tammy Kay - this is such a neat idea. I love the yellow!

  • Tammy Kay - p.s. I made the cateye glasses onesie last night. Super cute. I might post it to my blog today. 🙂 Thanks for the idea!

  • colleen - I have several of those heart people, all made with love by my kiddos… So precious. Great idea, i have a frame sitting with in my vision that needs a make-over! Thank Ashley Ann for regularly getting my creative juices going!

  • Jodi - that creative brain of yours is ridiculous! I LOVE this. You never cease to amaze! Can’t wait to see the playroom!

  • Kristin - I Love, Love, Love this idea! Thanks for sharing!

  • MGF - How do you ever sleep? All these ideas rollin around up there.
    Thanks for sharing.

  • Rebecca - I was trying to think of ways to have my kids artwork displayed. (The fridge is getting a little too crowded). This idea is much better and much larger than what I was dreaming up. Thank you for sharing. Love this creation.

  • summer - so cute! and I love that bright pop of yellow…why is it that men at hardware stores don’t understand our creative insanity like the men in our lives? 😉

  • Sarah - ok~ have you been reading my mind??? I’m doing this EXACT same thing in my soon to be play room! so, does this mean i’m as talented as you? 🙂 i could only wish…

  • christina larsen - Very Cute!

  • Kirsten - Love it! Very cute, and so easy.

    And P.S. I love, love, LOVE the pic of Firecracker (at least, I think it’s her) at the ping pong table!!

  • jenny - I love it! Ok, it is official, your blog is my favorite ever! I have loved every project that you have posted. 🙂
    Thanks for sharing!

  • The Lady of the House - Wowza! Super fun memory frame! Lovin’ it deary!

  • tasha roe - you are a genius!
    everything you do is so super-fantastic!!
    gah!! i need to go find a frame or two now at my local thrifting faves.

  • Sophie - I need to do this now! I have an empty wall space just crying out for it! I may have to even make it yellow; my favorite color (:

  • maria - Ashley, you are the queen of thinking outside the box!!Love how it came out and so unexpected!!! Quick question, I was wondering if you could include tips in a post on how to capture interior room images with a dslr camera. I get the wide angle lens thing, but also wondering about settings. The ones you’ve done of your home are spectacular!! thanks

  • Lisa Johnson - I love this!!

  • shelly@familyblt - SUCH a cah-ute idea! Great yellow–and the pics you put on it are so fun 🙂

  • Kara P - Looks fabulous!!!!!!

  • Dana F - Fantastic Idea! I was thinking of something similar for my jewelery but as I like chunky necklaces, the screen normally used wouldn’t bear their weight. The Chicken Wire is GENIUS! (they yellow rocks too – thank you for the idea!

  • Moriah - I can’t tell you how much I am inspired by your DIY projects and blog in general. I love love love them! I work full time with two small children, but on the weekends I love to try out some of your ideas. Thank you for the morning inspirations (which area always accompanied by a cup of coffee). 🙂

  • patti - what a great idea and so beautifully executed!

  • arlene - I stumbled across your website a few weeks ago and have been reading everyday including skimming through the archives. I LOVE your blog! I know you’ve got four kids, but, I think you need a book deal filled with DIYs and photography tips. On the upcoming arrival of my first baby, I’ve invested in a dslr and if I can manage it, I can’t wait to attend the online snap shop you have planned next year.

  • Gevay - I love Charlie Harper. We have some alphabet cards of his given to my boys by my cousin. I am looking forward to getting a calender with his artwork for next year! I can’t wait to see your kid’s playroom!

  • Lori Danelle - Funny. I have one of these planned! Just haven’t had time. (oh, time. . .how I miss thee.)

  • the inadvertent farmer - I did this to the front of a cabinet once and love it…thanks for the reminder we have long since moved from that house and I need to do another!

    LOVE that yellow color it is soooo happy! Kim

  • Ranee - Love this! What a great way to re-purpose an old frame!

  • Janica - MMmmm….I’m LOVING that yellow!

  • Shannon - LOVE this! Much better than the clothespin and ribbon set up I have going. Adding a huge pretty frame to my list of things to find!

  • Lori - Oh i love this and the yellow paint – so fun!

  • Anna Joy - How doyou think of these things, genius woman?! I can’t wait to see this play room!!!

  • meg duerksen - LOVE it. 🙂

    i have so many things to paint and make! i feel like a crazy lady.

  • Heather - holy cow! that is so cute! what a great use of those amazing cards. we have the game too and have only seen half the cards because it came with so many and you really just play with so few.

    love it. definitely going to do!

  • Bron @ Baby Space - You are craftily amazing! Loving your blog.

  • Brooke - Great idea! It’s so cute! I just spied a family picture that you put up, and sweet little Firecracker looks so little!! When I See the picture on your header pop up with baby sister with the cat eye glasses, I can’t help but think that she looks so different! She is so grown up, it’s borderline sad! Wow, sort of pathetic that an unknown friend can feel sad that your child is growing so fast 🙂 Love this idea though.

  • Stephanie - Love this idea!

  • robyn - love it! my next stop after checking out your blog was etsy and PB to find some sort of “thing” to put in my son’s room for him to hang up stuff. art work, pictures, and the post cards daddy sends from work in NYC that he adores to look at daily.
    this is PERFECT!
    im going to do it… i think!

  • Desiree - I REALLY like it!!! I’ll have steal the idea some day. Looking forward to the pictures of you niece and bro-in-law!

  • Faith - I already have a chicken wire frame, but I’m TOTALLY stealing the clothespins idea. CUTE!

  • Jane - What a great idea! Looks fabulous!

  • Kelly - Greatness! I once went to ace hardware to buy lumber. The gentleman working asked me what I was building. I explained that I was not building anything and long story short, after he didn’t “get” that he refused do sell me the wood because he said that I couldn’t transport it in my small car! Little did he know that I have carted an antique iron double bed in my little sedan so I just went to Home Depot. 🙂 Kelly

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  • Kristen - Love how you revamped this frame into something completely different! Great idea! And that glossy yellow color is so fun.

  • lifeologia - This project is SO ASHLEY 😉
    Great idea as usual.

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  • emily anderson - this (of course) turned out super cute.


  • jaimelee - oh thank you so much for posting this. I have this akward spot in my kitchen that needs this so bad. I hang a calendar there but it is so just not right,I need a beter way to display it this will go perfectly especially since i have a rooster here and there in it!

  • Shannon - Well now I know what I’m doing with that old frame I have laying around! SO cute!

  • project — We Met in a Bar - […] am totally doing this for the nursery. I already have the frame, […]

  • Rachel - I love that yellow. Wow! Thanks so much for the project Ashley! I’ll be linking.

  • Jamie - very pretty 🙂 come on over and link up to MMM so I can feature you next week !!!

  • Melinda - Oh my goodness! I just found your blog today and your work made me so happy my heart was fluttery! I might even cry! What a wonderful WONDERFUL place and so many creative and inspiring ideas! I can’t wait to get some chicken wire!! (Among other things!)

  • Kristen - I copied this idea, but instead of using it for snapshots, etc. I hung it in my little girls room as a place to store her ever growing collection of hair clips! LOVE IT!

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  • karen - cute…i did this same thing about 10yrs ago with a barn wood frame and chicken wire to display some black and white rustic cowboy pics of my sweet little boys (6yrs and 4yrs old at the time.) now my little sweeties are 16 and 14!!!

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  • Kirstie - I love this! I have some old windows that I bought at a thrift store because they were so cool and had yet to do anything with them until I saw this post! I took out all the glass, repainted the frame and added coil wire strands along the backside to hang up photographs and random things; they look so pretty! Thanks for the inspiration, your site is amazing! It’s a new favorite of mine!

  • carla - I made this with a large old window frame and it came out awesome, super easy. Every January I take everything down and go through it, saving those special mementos and gleefully throwing away the rest, knowing that I gave it its due and enjoyed it while I had it!

  • Melody - That’s too fun! I love it.

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  • Laura - Wow, I really love it! I’ll try to build one by myself, but I’m not sure yet if I’ll be able to do so… I found another inspiration for the clips on a website called “Just little things”. I’ll post some photos on my blog if I’ll ever finish that project…
    Greetings from Germany

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  • Katie - Do you have any ideas for the extra picture frame glass? I just made three of these and hate to just throw the glass away! Thank you!!

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  • sarahbarah1 - this was helpful. I made one myself, however I really love the detailed frame and bold yellow used here! Im on a mission to collect more frames for a variety of outcomes
    Thanks for sharing

    Here is mine I made as decoration / gift for a bridal shower

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  • Renee - Working on a similar project right now- were there any issues with the chicken wire scratching up the wall? Was there enough clearance to use the clothespins without scuffing the wall?