We made three – for both of us and Sister – and are beyond thrilled with how they turned out!! (Note, this was before we touched up paint over the staples.)
They are made of screening material and should be very durable in the elements. It was certainly a trial-and-error effort, but here’s the gist of how we did it.
– Roll of screening material – use the one pictured below – we learned the hard way
– latex paint and brushes
– ring clip or pipe cleaner for hanging
1. Use chalk to draw out your pattern. You will need two pieces for each finished piece. One should be about an inch larger all the way around – that will be the top piece and allow for it to puff up a little once assembled.
2. Cut out your two pieces and paint front and back of each piece.
3. Add decorative accents to top piece (larger one) once the base color is dry.
4. Lay the two pieces on top of each other. You will staple together where the edges of both pieces meet – this will allow the top piece to puff up a little. Staple once at the top, once at the bottom and then once on each side to start. Then fill in staples in this same manner until it is fully connected.
5. Cut two small slits near the top of the back of the bottom screen and insert your ring clip for hanging.
6. Touch up the staples with the base paint color.
7. Admire your handy work!! (This was before we touched up the paint on the staples – we couldn’t wait to see what it would look like!)
We’ve already started on our Easter screens!!!