I made all sorts of things out of it, wreaths, pumpkins,
even a few Christmas ornaments.
Maybe, I was more than smitten, perhaps I was,
a tiny bit obsessed...
Sometimes obsession leads to cool creations...
Well, since I enjoyed it so much, I thought I'd pass on a few
little tricks I learned about the process, in the event you
would like to give it a whirl this year.
Granted, it is a bit challenging to work with and I did
wear gloves on some occasions, but it was well worth the few
minor scrapes to make my own wreath forms.
I so enjoyed the creative aspect of sort-of making
something out of nothing.
It was one of those warm hot, Summer days in which I did
not want to go out into the heat.
It was on this 105 degree heat index day
that I made another chicken wire wreath form
and then added these colorful hydrangeas.
This wreath is not showcasing the chicken wire, just these
cheery and bright hydrangeas and polka-dot bow.
Working with chicken wire is like molding clay...
just pokier...may not be an actual word...wink...
In so many ways the chicken wire frame is so much easier to
work with than Grapevine, Styrofoam or store purchased
Wire wreath frames, and I suppose more economical as well.
Once the chicken wire form is made I find that by weaving
the burlap around the form I am able to tuck and bend
the stems of the flowers easily into the wire and burlap and
they stay securely in place.
It is just "creating," the form portion of the wreath that is
a tad bit challenging.
But as with all things this too becomes easier each time I
work with it.
I have a few more ideas hatching in my noggin on
other ways to use chicken wire and if they turn out
pretty good, I'll be sure to share them with you.
So, there you go!
Have a marvelous Monday, my friends!
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The Silly Pearl
Dwellings The Heart Of Your Home