Rustic Chicken Wire Photo Display August 29, 2017 – Posted in: crafts, gift ideas, home decorating, painting, recycled, woodworking

I think my 17yo son inherited some of my crafty genes.

When I took him school shopping he asked to go to craft stores to get inspiration for his girlfriend’s birthday gift. I didn’t mind. 😉 They are renovating her bedroom, so he wanted to make something for her new room. He combined inspiration from a few different pieces that we saw, made a small tray for a practice run, then built the final product.

Rustic chicken wire photo display made from lath

He chose the paint colors (the aqua will match her decor) and did everything by himself. The back of the display is made of plaster lath so it has a rough texture that looks really rustic when painted.

Paint strips of lath for a rustic photo display

His sisters also wanted to make something for her birthday. They insisted that I was not allowed to help them, but somehow blamed me when things didn’t work. (You can’t hot glue shells to wet sand!) On the third attempt, after much fighting and drama, they finally succeeded.

Sand and seashell frame kids craft

Hopefully she likes to decorate with pictures. 🙂

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