My first craft fair is in a week (ahhh! So nervous!) and I needed a nifty display option. I saw this online and *HAD* to have it. My husband helped tremendously on this one! Here is a mini-tutorial on how we accomplished it. I've never done a tutorial before, so please forgive me if it's lacking in some way. I would love to know if it is helpful and y'all's thoughts on if it will help bring people into the booth!
I'm sooo new to this.
Materials needed to make one about 5 ft tall:
8 L-straps with screws (also called "90s" supposedly)
(4) hinges with screws
(6) 8ft long sections of 2x4s
1 roll of 2ftx10ft of chicken wire (I used 1/4 inch but 1/2 inch would probably be more universally useful. We found it in the garden section at Lowe's)
Staple gun and staples
Experience with saw and drill, or supportive partner who is
Cut (4) 22" sections of boards and (4) 5ft sections of board (If you buy extra boards, you could technically go 5'5" if my measurements are right. But I wouldn't trust my measurements).
Lay out boards in two frames. Hopefully I don't have to explain how to do this. Use L-Straps to connect boards together. This will give you "square" frames.
Step 3: Paint your frames!
Step 4: Attach the hinges like this. It will allow you to close your frames flat, and open them inward. When you're looking at your frames while they're opened inward, the bulky part of the hinges should be poking out toward you (like the part that shows through the door and the frame).
Unroll chicken wire and cut it at roughly 50" long. (If you push it to 5'5" be very accurate on your cutting, because you only have 1 inch to work with aorund the edge of the frame)...
Staple chicken wire to the back of the frame
That's the hubs! Isn't he good to me?!
Bask in the glory of what your awesomeness has created!