DIY wire photo display

DIY wire mesh photo board

There may be no major craft stores in Uganda and there are very few stores with reasonably-priced home wares, but that doesn't mean that you can't decorate your home nicely.  Sometimes you just have to get a little more creative.

I was brainstorming ideas on how I could display several of my photos in our home, when Eric came up with the idea of making a wire mesh photo display.  He bought the wire mesh at a local hardware store for 25,000 shillings ($10), and cut it down to the size we needed.  Then we bought "goat rope," which is a sisal rope literally used to tie up goats in Uganda.  You can find it in several local shops along the road for 500 shillings (.20) each.  We used 6.

We wrapped the goat rope around the edges of the wire mesh, then taped each picture onto the wire from the back.

And viola!  My photos are displayed between our dining room and reading nook in a creative way that does not visually take away from the photos themselves.  You could also use the same idea for an inspiration board, or make a smaller version to hang to-do lists and notices with laundry clips.

Total cost: 28,000 shillings ($11.20)

The homemade wire photo board displayed in our dining room

"Goat rope" made from sisal