I heart easy DIY projects!
So, when I wanted to personalize and create a surprise for my brother-in-law and my now sister-in-law’s wedding decor, I knew it had to be simple and fantastic. I also needed to stay within budget, so I reached into my reuse/repurpose toolbox of ideas…Pinterest to the rescue!
Thanks to the wonderful folks over at designlovefest.com, I was easily able to make these fabulous floating heart and initials signs, using an old doggie gate, chicken wire and napkins. The total cost? About $7 a piece! Below, I’ve included loads of photos, so I’m going to let the pictures do the talking along with my own step-by-step instructions and DIY play-by-play.
I heart the fabulous results of easy (and inexpensive) DIY projects!
• Large picture frame or repurposed/DIY’d frame (I used an old doggie gate, but you can also create one using reclaimed wood)
• chicken wire
• staple gun
• wire cutters
• needle nose pliers
• twine to hang
Optional for DIY frame:
• wood glue
• screw driver
• screws w/flat corner irons and flat straight bracket
Step #1: deconstruct your repurposed item. In this case, I deconstructed my doggie gate down to its frame.
Step #2: Reconstruct your repurposed item into a frame.
Step #3: Attach chicken wire with staple gun to middle of inside frame.
Step #4: Snip the edges of chicken wire, then twist and flatten to finish.
Step #5: Measure then mark the center of your chicken wire, then begin stuffing your napkins into the shape(s) you desire.
Step #6: Continue filling in your shapes until you are done. Note: feel free to double stuff to create the fullness you want.
All photos by Skaie Knox, except where indicated, HomeJelly