Chicken Wire Christmas Tree

Make your front door sparkle with a Christmas tree made out of chicken wire, and ribbon.  

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Here is how I made my Chicken Wire Christmas Tree:

First I unrolled the chicken wire, now that was quite a task!  If you ever worked with chicken wire you know what I mean.  Every time I unrolled it, it rolled back up!  To solve this dilemma I placed each end of the rolled wire under the top side of my table and stretched it out. This worked and I was able to move on to starting this project. First I applied painters tape to the chicken wire in the shape of a Christmas tree.  Then I cut the shape out using wire cutters.  Last I used spray paint to give it  bling!



This is what I used
  



After the tree was dry I was ready to add the ribbon.



The ribbon was to wide to fit between the links, so I cut it in half length wise.

 I tied jingle bells to the bottom.  My kitty thought they would be fun to play with! 

 Starting from the bottom I weaved the ribbon through the links going up every other link all the way to the top of the tree. Then I glued gold ribbon on the edges, hung the ornaments and placed a large bow that I made on top. 


There you have it!
A Chicken Wire Christmas Tree


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83 comments

  1. I haven't use chicken wire in crafting yet, but it's something I want to work with in the future. Will keep your project in mind :-)

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    1. Even though the chicken wire was difficult to work with I had fun! Hope you enjoy making your project!

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  2. I love chicken wire projects & this is adorable!!

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  3. This tree would be perfect in a child's room. They would decorate it anyway they choose, even add some led lights. It would take up no floor space. Great idea.

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    1. Definitely, children would have fun decorating this tree, you can even hang it on their bedroom door. Thank you for the visit!

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  4. This is so lovely and I bet your cat loves the bells. LOL, I love partying with you.

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    1. Thank you for the visit, it's fun partying with you too! My cat always like to hang around me when I am making anything with ribbon and bells. It usually takes me double the time to finish a project when he is around. lol

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  5. If someone told me they were making holiday decorations out of chicken wire, I'd raise an eyebrow. This adorable Christmas tree is so darn cute! I'd love to make it!

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    1. Thank you Rose-Marie so glad you stopped by!!

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  6. the crafts look so cute! Commented on all blog posts in the blog hop!

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  7. So cute!! Im a sucker for anything with Chicken Wire. :)

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  8. Very creative! This would look great on our cabin door up north!

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  9. This is Different I really like it.

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  10. Haven't tried Chicken wire projects yet. May get brave enough one of these days.

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    1. It is difficult to work with, but I had fun!

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  11. Wonderful! I've never worked with chicken wire before.

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    1. It was a challenge to work with it. The project overall was fun!

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  12. Super cute! I love that ribbon that you used.

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  13. How creative and unique! I like it!

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  14. really clever idea with the chicken wire

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  15. I love the little bells at the bottom! If hung on a door, it would be great to hear them jingle all the time. That sound always reminds me of Christmas. -Marie

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    1. Thank you Marie, I also love the sound of jingle bells. I like your idea of hanging it a door!

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  16. I love the look of this..so fun to make too

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  17. I would like to try this out for sure!

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    1. I hope you enjoy making this, it was fun for me!

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  18. chicken wire has so many crafting possibilities

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    1. Yes I think so too Angela, thank you for the visit!

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  19. What a neat idea, I would have never thought to use Chicken wire. We have a little in the shed might have to try this with my daughter.

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    1. I'm sure you will have fun making this project with your daughter. Thank you for the visit!

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  20. Who knew chicken wire could be so chic and festive! I need to try it in my decor. Looks great!

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  21. I would display my Christmas cards on the tree. Looks great!

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    1. Good idea! I never thought of that, I bet they would look wonderful!

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  22. Love the creativity of using chicken wire!

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  23. If you made it smaller it would be perfect to hang earrings on. Festive and organized.

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    1. I like your idea Heather! Thank you for the visit

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  24. Such a unique idea, never saw anything like this!

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  25. This is so clever! I have lots of friends who live in the country who would LOVE this.

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  26. This would be a really good door ornament for someone in a windy climate! Seems much sturdier than a normal wreath.

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  27. Very cute and ingenious! Love it. :)

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  28. I like this! Very good use for that left over chicken wire scrap, and a good idea for people who have smaller homes, or just don't want a christmas tree too.

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  29. How cute! Perfect idea for a small apartment, too.
    Mary Beth Elderton

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  30. I imagine rolling this out would be tough. It turned out great! What a unique idea!!

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  31. A really cute idea.

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  32. This looks so pretty and such a fun use for chicken wire!

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  33. Thats a lovely ornament. I like how it is rustic and would work inside oor outside. It will be cherished!

    ELLEN BECK

    (sorry couldnt use same name as some are using different platforms for comments

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  34. Loving it!! thanks for sharing your creative style with us!

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  35. I bet you could also hang picture from this Christmas wire tree!

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  36. We have a roll of chicken wire in the garage that I've been trying to figure out what to do with. Now I know!

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  37. I never would have thought to spray paint chicken wire with a metallic spray paint. I think I'll have to give it a try with oil rubbed bronze. What a cute project!

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  38. I really really love this one! Perfect for outside in my backyard. :D

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  39. I would never have thought that chicken wire could make something so elegant!

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  40. My mom loves rustic decor - this would be perfect for her house.

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  41. This idea could go either rustic with golds & plaid (like pictured), or sprayed silver with metallic ribbons for a more modern look!

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  42. That is so elegant and lovely. Pretty easy to do.

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