DIY Instagram Frame

hi friends! my name is meg and i blog over at rivers and roads. my blog is full of adventures, friends, and the every day life. hope you’ll stop by for a visit sometime! i’m super excited to be hanging out on paige’s blog today! i just love her space here and her heart for adventure, don’t you?  i thought i’d share a little DIY with you because who doesn’t love fun crafts?? maybe it will inspire a weekend project for you!

so i like instagram. it’s my photgraphic journal for all of you to see. it’s how i keep up with besties who are far away. and it’s how i keep up with you, my sweet blogger friends! my instagram feed is filled with a lot of precious memories that are saved on the world wide web, but i wanted copies for myself. so i used printic and postalpix to print off a bunch of my photos. there are seriously lots of ways you can decorate with instagram prints, but i had several old frames sitting around my house that i wanted to use. i’m sure you’ve all seen this while skimming through pinterest feeds, but here’s a little tutorial for you.

what you’ll need::
– picture frame
– spray paint (optional)
– chicken wire
– wire cutters
– staple gun
– clothespins (or some other type of clip)
– intagram prints

i’d suggest taking your frames and spray paint outside or you may end up with a killer headache. i was working on another project a few days ago and was using mod podge in an enclosed space. let’s just say i got a tad loopy.

i had just enough of this metallic paint leftover from another project for two coats on this picture frame. make sure you let the frame dry thouroughly before continuing.

next, roll out your chicken wire over the back of the frame and measure how much you will need. take your wire cutters and clip along the wire. be careful, though. dealing with chicken wire is not for the faint of heart. owwww.

lay your trimmed piece of chicken wire over the frame to make sure you have cut it properly. it’s okay if you have a little extra on the sides.

then take your staple gun and start stapling up one side. i put a staple in every 2-3 inches or so. once you have one side done, start on the opposite side of the frame. as you staple, pull the chicken wire tight so it’s not too lose or flimsy once you’re finished. trim or fold over the excess wire on the sides of the frame and you’re done!!

pin your instagrams to the chicken wire for a fun new display. i used baby clothespins from hobby lobby, but you can use whatever kind of clip you’d like
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