November 6th, 2009 in member junk     
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I have been LOOKING, AND LOOKING for some vintage burlap, but couldnt find any so made my own.  The image on this burlap was made with iron-on transfer paper.
A close up shot.
You can tie messages on your chicken wire using a little ribbon, or.......
....decoupage some paper onto a clothespeg and use it to clip your messages on to the chicken wire.

Here's a simple project to do with old frames.  After stapling chicken wire to the back of an old frame I added a piece of stenciled burlap.  The frames can be used as message boards or wall art.


Pattern or design used: My Own Design - janisgurney
posted in: member junk, artwork, organizer, picture holder, frame

Comments (26)

grabe writes: Really great I love the look of burlap and chicken wire together! Posted: 6:07 pm on May 9th
TrinketFarmer writes: Who woulda thunk it? Chicken wire can be classy!
Great vision!

Posted: 7:35 pm on December 9th
TinTinJunkFan writes: oh these are lovely...very very clever, love all the details! Posted: 4:53 pm on November 10th
chippingcharm writes: How did I miss this beautiful post?!? Lovely...as always :) Laurel Posted: 4:38 pm on November 10th
shabbychick writes: Janis - I'm behind in my reading...but I truly LOVE this project - burlap and chicken wire never looked so elegant! Beautiful, my friend!

Kathy Posted: 8:47 am on November 10th
fellowjunker writes: Thank you ALL so much for the kind and encouraging comments....I treasure each one!!!
Love the idea about using the cork CLOVERGIRL and I will definitely be trying it.
The graphics I used for these pics are off the internet and very easy to find.
I know what you mean about the staples going through GREENCOLLEEN----I wrecked a couple frames because of it. I think the gluing would be just as good.
KENDA---a special thankyou to you for all your words of inspiration and encouragement---you continually uplift my spirits with your kindness. I am so blessed to have such an amazing group of talented junk friends!!
xojanis Posted: 8:43 pm on November 9th
georgiamoon writes: Darling, adorable, classy, elegant, chic, and always so classically YOU, Georgia Posted: 12:39 pm on November 9th
bluebucket writes: Love the french flair! I have lots of old frames and bought chicken wire today so when I find burlap, you know this will be my next project. Thanks for sharing your talent. Love all your projects.
doreen Posted: 1:09 am on November 9th
MimiToria writes: Beautiful combination Janis. Love the details you do.
Gretchen Posted: 7:30 pm on November 8th
DownHomeDIY writes: Which came first the chicken wire or the burlap? Either way these are super fantastic. So unique and the details are over the top creaive.
thanks for sharing,
Posted: 5:50 pm on November 8th
SantaClaus writes: All I can add is "Amen" - love it Posted: 8:17 am on November 8th
bluejean writes: I reiterate everything everyone else has written. You make wonderful stuff! Posted: 6:03 pm on November 7th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Even though you haven't been able to find vintage burlap sacks, I LOVE the idea of embellishing new burlap yourself. Beautifully done, Janis!
Candy Posted: 9:15 pm on November 6th
OldBarnRescue writes: This is getting a little repetitious, but this idea and your work is beautiful!! LOVE IT! Posted: 8:23 pm on November 6th
clovergirl writes: Just a thought....you could remove the hardboard back of the picture frame & replace it with cork, cover the cork with the burlap and then you could use push pins made from old earrings, buttons, just about anything! Posted: 8:07 pm on November 6th
alicemom writes: Janis,
You are such a clever girl!!! FAB-0 job!! I might be able to do this !
smiles, alice Posted: 7:59 pm on November 6th
byabpryor writes: Just beautiful! Posted: 7:49 pm on November 6th
JunkArchitect writes: Janis, you did a fantastic job layering all the different materials and styles…rustic, industrial and Janis chic.

Posted: 12:17 pm on November 6th
NDJunkGirl writes: Janis! I just love your taste and ideas! The chicken wire is a great compliment to the burlap. The textures are all great together. Thanks for sharing your fab ideas...very nice! Andrea Posted: 11:08 am on November 6th
itsnotjunk2me writes: Janis,
I agree with everyone else....these are FAB! Thank you for sharing- just the project I needed to use up a few rolls of chicken wire and many frames that I have stashed. My daughter's room has a Parisian theme plus she is a music major (love those clothespins)- you've pulled the two together quite nicely. LOVE LOVE LOVE it! ~judi ;) Posted: 11:01 am on November 6th
RustyDiva writes: Good morning Janis,
I have been anxiously awaiting another post from you girl cuz you know I love your stuff! If you others haven't checked out her blog then you're missing out because she brings pure elegance to every project she does!!! Love this project because anyone can tackle it ~ not too complicated and a beautiful end result. I'm still jealous over all your GREAT letters and stencils. :=) Love the mix of the burlap with the other elements because it softens it and brings just the right amount of subtle color to the white. You rock once again my friend!

Kenda Posted: 10:27 am on November 6th
greencolleen writes: love it all but what a great idea to decoupage those clothes pins, yrs ago i wrapped a goodwill $1.00 frame with chicken wire . its a great organizer. but this is really art ;) question tho i have been stapling burlap to frames but most of the time the staples go thru the wood ive looked for shorter staples no luck . so ive switched to the really heavy duty hot glue. Posted: 10:27 am on November 6th
Shelley_ writes: Totally love this! You have done a wonderful job! Posted: 10:21 am on November 6th
lovecrafting writes: Where do you get the graphics for these? They are absolutely gorgeous! Posted: 9:31 am on November 6th
CraftingWendy writes: I love this idea -- talk about a unique holiday gift. Practical, personal, unique and creative. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful talents. Posted: 9:29 am on November 6th
suewhitney writes: What a fabulous idea, Janis! These are gorgeous. Love. love, love, love, love! Great attention to detail as always.

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 9:18 am on November 6th
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