This post may contain affiliate links which may give us a commission at no additional cost to you. As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases.
As the summer turns into the new school year, I am always looking for ways to organize my clutter! Making a DIY Message Board with chicken wire is the perfect way to battle the craziness fall schedules can bring.
It’s a simple and cute solution to a common problem. Even better, its as easy as 1-2-3!
DIY Chicken Wire Message Board
Keeping everything straight can sometimes be a massive chore! Setting up an organized message station can help to keep everything settled and calm. Don’t let disorganization get the best of you, plan ahead now!
To create this DIY Chicken Wire Message Board, you will need the following supplies:
- A large wooden frame
- Chicken wire, enough to fit inside the frame
- Mini clothespins
Tools you will find handy are:
- A foam brush
- A staple gun
- Wire snips
To begin, prep your work surface for painting and gather your frame, brush, and paint. Paint your frame allowing adequate time between coats for a smooth appearance.
I used a semi-gloss craft paint, and I let my frame sit in the sun for about 30 minutes between coats.
Once your paint is totally dry, set it on top of the chicken wire and measure out an estimate of how much chicken wire you will need.
Then, using the wire snips, cut your chicken wire.
Next, flip your frame over and do a second measurement, trimming the chicken wire to fit inside. You will want it slightly larger than the inside of the frame so you will have something for the staples to grab on to!
Manipulate your wire down inside of your frame, using some pliers or your fingers to bend the edges up against the sides.
Tip your frame up on its side and staple down the chicken wire to the sides of the frame, keeping the staple gun as close to the opening of the frame as possible.
Once you staple one side, flip the frame over, and do the other side.
It’s okay to pull and tug on your chicken wire to get it tight and flat.
Repeat this process on the last two sides.
To hang notes, photos, and other ephemera on your message board, use clothes pins.
I found a smaller sized clothes pin at my local craft store. If you want to take the project to the next step, you can decorate your clothes pins with washi tape, markers, or paint. I left mine plain.
A DIY Chicken Wire Message Board is perfect to hang in a home office, or a space used for organization. Not only is it functional, but it’s a great addition to your home décor.
- Essential Camera Gear For Beginning Photographers - Aug 12, 2022
- Finding Your Friends on Instagram - May 3, 2022
- Magic Mosaic Easter Egg Coloring - Mar 5, 2022
- 11 Recipes For National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day - Feb 24, 2022
- Our Favorite Things – 2021 Edition (Holiday Gift Guide and Giveaways!) - Nov 15, 2021
- Easy Pumpkin Bread Recipe - Sep 2, 2021
- Low Light Photography Tips for the Holidays - Nov 11, 2020
- DIY 30-Minute Thanksgiving Tree - Nov 8, 2020
- The Spanish Princess Part 2 Is Coming - Oct 8, 2020
- Fabric Pumpkins – DIY in 15 Minutes - Sep 9, 2020
- Jack-O-Lantern Marshmallow Pops - Sep 7, 2020
- DIY Mini Herb Garden - Aug 30, 2020
- Step by Step Plan to Drive Traffic to A New Blog - Aug 30, 2020
- Six Tips to Reduce Stress In Your Life - Aug 30, 2020
- How To Take A Food Photo From Good To Great - Aug 30, 2020
Theresa @DearCreatives says
Love all the great ideas and recipes. The DIY Chicken wire message board is something I’ve wanted to make for a long time. Thanks for hosting. Theresa
Erica Brooks says
Awesome message board. I love the color.
Love it, very laid back and creative!
[email protected] says
Thank you ladies so much for featuring my layered paint finish from me new blog!! So honored to be in the round up here!! Have a good one! xoxo
What a fun party…this is my first time linking up. Thanks for hosting! Cute message board 🙂
That is a very pretty message board!
forex promotion says
I think your post is very nice.
Thanks for sharing your tutorial with us.
This is so cute! I want to make one!!
Jin Ai says
What a great idea. Thanks for sharing!
Laina Turner says
KC @ The Real Thing with the Coake Family says
Love your idea for organization AND it ads some cute style too!
Thanks so much for hosting.
Oh my goodness… I can’t with all the cute crafts you have posted here… but I really love this chicken wire frame and think it’s something I could even do! (I say that because I am seriously the least craft-creative person you could think of, HA!)
Thanks for this!!
Great tutorial! I will definitely be making one of these!
Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness says
Thanks for hosting! Happy Tuesday!
[email protected] Made. Interest. says
Thanks for hosting! Love that chicken wire message board!