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The holiday season is full of so much fun and excitement- it’s easily my favorite time of the year. This year, I am hosting a Christmas party at my house so I wanted to make something decorative & festive for our celebration. I decided to take some wooden boards & chicken wire and build a rustic Chicken Wire Frame. I am attaching some New Jersey Lottery holiday games to the frame with the cutest mini clothespins. Not only is this frame perfect in our family room as holiday decor, but it’s also a versatile piece that can be re-purposed in so many ways throughout the year.
Take a look at my hopefully-lucky frame! 🙂
DIY Chicken Wire Frame w/ NJ Lottery Games.
On the frame you will see four new New Jersey Lottery Holiday Instant Games: $1 Holiday Sparkle, $2 Holiday Luck Times 10, $5 Holiday Spectacular, and $10 $10,000 Bonus. I love that these games are so much fun to give or receive. They truly make the perfect gift for so many people (over the age of 18) on my shopping list this year. In fact, lottery games offer both the thoughtfulness of a wrapped present and the excitement of a potential cash payout. After all, scratching off an instant game is thrilling!
Want to make your own frame? Start off with four wooden 1″x2″s that are each 21″ long. If you don’t own a saw at home, simply have the home improvement center cut your wood to size.
To assemble the frame, simply set up the pieces of wood as in the following picture. You could make miter cuts for the corners, but I actually prefer the rustic look of these simple joints. To adhere the wood together, I used a generous amount of wood glue and clamped it all together overnight.
The next morning, I used staples to reinforce the frame joints.
To add some color to the frame, I mixed two shades of blue acrylic paint I had lying around. I brushed it on very lightly, intentionally leaving some areas bare. I like the unfinished, worn look of this. It gives the piece a more aged look and fits my decor better.
While the paint is drying, begin unrolling the chicken wire. Look for chicken wire at your local home improvement store. I simply cut it to the size of the picture frame and stapled it in place on the back of the frame.
I used two different types of ribbon to make a big bow. I used red velvet one to create the folds for the bow and a gray-and-white chevron one to make the hanging pieces.
I used hot glue to attach the bow to the top-left corner of the frame.
To add some color & whimsy to my frame, I gathered my collection of NJ Lotto tickets, which were provided by the New Jersey Lottery.
I will be hanging them directly on the chicken wire using these adorably small clothespins.
By putting the bow at the top-left of this frame, it almost makes the whole piece look like a Christmas present. I am really pleased by how this project turned out. This frame was a fun, easy project that adds a festive touch to our holiday decor! Keep in mind the frame can be used to display lotto tickets, greeting cards, photos and more – it’s so versatile.
Here is the frame hanging on the wall. I am so happy with how it turned out that I am considering making another one!
My frame features a number of different NJ Lottery holiday-themed instant games. They make a fabulous stocking stuffer for anyone over the age of 18. Look for these holiday-themed tickets at any brick and mortar lottery retailer. My husband and I often pick up our tickets at a local Wawa store.
One of my favorite aspects of this frame is its versatility. Once the holidays are over, I can peel off the bow and use the chicken wire to hang pictures, notes, reminders, postcards, etc.
As I mentioned earlier, I am hosting Christmas at our house this year and I have an exciting way to incorporate the frame into the day’s festivities. On Christmas Day, I will hang this frame on our exterior door (from the wreath hanger) and encourage my guests to take a lotto ticket as they arrive to my house. Isn’t that a fun idea? These Holiday Instant games make gift-giving simple and stress-free. Everyone loves a lotto ticket!
If I won the lottery, I would probably take the whole family on a 6-month-long vacation around the world. Want to play an instant game this year? Look for NJ Lottery holiday tickets at your local mall or newsstand. Also, keep an eye out for Million Dollar Replay, which is a second-chance drawing program that lets players submit a non-winning instant ticket into a yearly drawing for $1,000,000!
For more information visit New Jersey Lottery. Have you ever used N.J. Lottery tickets in your holiday decor? Do you love to play the lotto? Will you be hosting any parties this season?