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A wire mesh hanger on a wall containing a number of images and messages

Overview

If you've got some unused wire mesh, then this memo board is a great idea. It looks great hanging inspirational quotes, notes, postcards or even your children's artwork on it. It's easy to make and the beauty of this project is that it can be made from unused materials from your home.

Steps

1Cut the trellis to size

Clamp the trellis to your workbench to secure it. Use the bolt cutters to cut the trellis into the shape and the size that you want. Make sure that you trim off any leftover ends. You can also use a pair of pliers to make the ends clean and tidy.
Wire mesh being cut with a pair of bolt cutters

2Cut the webbing

Measure and mark two lengths of webbing to hang the wire mesh. You can make the webbing any length you like. Once you've measure and marked it, cut the webbing with scissors.
A person cutting a length of webbing with scissors, using a measuring tape

3Seal the ends of the webbing

Place the webbing under a timber offcut, with one end sticking out. Use a heat gun to seal the ends to prevent them from fraying. You'll need to do this for all ends of the webbing. Make sure you wear a dust mask when doing this because the webbing is made of plastic.
A heat gun being used to seal the end of a length of webbing

4Drill holes in the webbing

Find the centre point for your two holes on each piece of webbing. This is where the eyelets will go. Transfer these measurements onto a timber offcut. Then clamp the webbing between the offcuts with the measurements on top to brace it. Use the 6mm drill bit and drill slowly through the timber where you've marked so that the webbing doesn't snag on the drill bit. You'll need to do this for all four holes in the webbing.
A person drilling through a piece of plywood clamped to another piece of wood

5Crimp the eyelets

Place eyelets in the four holes in the webbing you've made. Use a crimping tool to crimp the eyelets firmly in place.
A person using a crimping tool to crimp eyelets in a length of webbing

6Attach the memo board to the wall

We've spray painted the head of our fixing bolts black to blend in with the webbing. Then use the appropriate fixings to attach the memo board to your wall with the webbing. We used 65mm batten screws that went into the wall studs. If you have plaster walls use hollow wall anchors to secure.
A wire mesh hanger on a wall containing a number of images and messages

7Decorate your memo board

Once you've hung your memo board you can start putting photos, inspirational quotes, postcards and your children's artwork on it. It looks great and the best part is you made it yourself.

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Health & Safety

Asbestos, lead-based paints and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber are health hazards you need to look out for when renovating older homes. These substances can easily be disturbed when renovating and exposure to them can cause a range of life-threatening diseases and conditions including cancer. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page.

When following our advice in our D.I.Y. videos, make sure you use all equipment, including PPE, safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Check that the equipment is suitable for the task and that PPE fits properly. If you are unsure, hire an expert to do the job or talk to a Bunnings Team Member.