Teacher gifts part II

For my big kid's teacher's gifts, I did a take on the large chicken wire message boards I recently did in my craft room.

table top chicken wire message boards

I used 8x10 picture frames with chicken wire stapled to the back.

Once the chicken wire was attached, I spray painted the entire thing.

For the white one, the staples from the chicken wire were showing through so I hot glued white ribbon to cover them up.  I love the way it turned out.

On the black one, the sharp wire edges were hanging out so I hot glued ribbon to cover them up.  I think it adds a nice finished touch.

Then I used regular clothespins (with book pages deco-pauged to the top) to hold a gift card.

I bought these easels at Hobby Lobby to hold the message boards.

Hopefully the teachers will like them.  At least they'll like the gift cards anyway!  :)