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Attempting Aloha: Chicken Wire Christmas Card Display

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Chicken Wire Christmas Card Display

Better late than never?  That's going to be the theme for the next few posts... I still zipped through quite a few projects during the last couple weeks, but finding time to do photos and posts has been a little difficult! So be patient with me as I throw some more Christmas stuff at you. Maybe someone can use them next year! ;)

For my Christmas card display this year, I wanted to go simple. I had purchased some chicken wire for a different project for $2.50 at Home Depot, but I wasn't paying attention and purchased the 2" wide holes...didn't realize it until after removing packaging and unrolling! Shoot!!

But it worked great for this. I cut across the entire strip at 5' long, and it has one connecting wire running up the center of the entire length (a 10' roll). So after cutting at 5', I folded it in half right at that center wire, and then I STAPLED it to my wall. :)  Since this color isn't staying (might not make it through the weekend), stapling was an excellent option for me as you basically don't even have to fill holes! Since they're so small, paint fills them in (learned this trick from my ex-painter husband. Ex-painter. Not ex-husband. Same husband all 9 years.)

I have the prettiest friends and family. :)  I just love looking at them! Thanks for making my house prettier for a little while, guys!




At December 30, 2010 at 12:10 PM , Blogger Lynzi said...

I really like this idea...and how from afar, it appears the cards are floating!

At December 30, 2010 at 3:26 PM , Blogger Allison {A Glimpse Inside} said...

Cute idea! Couldn't be any simpler! Thanks for linking up! :)

At December 30, 2010 at 7:55 PM , Blogger Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

This is a very cute idea!

At December 30, 2010 at 11:19 PM , Blogger Jenni said...

Oh, this is such a great idea! I love how it looks with the Christmas cards! :) And so, again I beg to differ who the REAL rock star crafter is! ;)

At December 31, 2010 at 4:03 AM , Blogger Courtenay@Signal Hill Interiors said...

Awesome idea! I wish I would have seen this before! Oh well, maybe for birthday cards?

At December 31, 2010 at 8:13 AM , Blogger Brenda Pruitt said...

Very pretty and organized to boot!

At December 31, 2010 at 7:52 PM , Blogger I Play Outside The Box said...

Cute idea...could even do an advent calendar on it!!

At January 1, 2011 at 6:36 PM , Blogger gail@My Repurposed Life said...

great idea! I don't like working with chicken wire, ouch! :)
happy painting!
ps thanks for linking up.

At January 3, 2011 at 5:17 AM , Blogger Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

Very clever! I haven't worked with chicken wire in a long time... but you make me want to pull out the gloves again :D

I would be honored to have you add it to my blog party

Amaze Me Monday Blog Party

At January 6, 2011 at 9:07 PM , Blogger Unknown said...

Very cute and rustic. Love it. Thanks for sharing!


At January 10, 2011 at 7:23 PM , Blogger Susannah said...

So cute! I've seen some really creative things with chicken wire, and I totally need to get on this bandwagon!



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