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Chicken Wire Christmas Tree-a non-traditional solution for small spaces

November 20, 2016

No floor space for a traditional Christmas tree?  Hang one on the wall!  This hanging Christmas tree made out of chicken wire is a great solution for small spaces.  It's a non-traditional Christmas tree that can be hung on a wall or door.  Just attach some ribbon and ornaments and you've got a festive tree! 

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Here is How to Make a Chicken Wire Christmas Tree:

First, unroll the chicken wire, now that is 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 creating the shape of the tree.  To do this apply painters tape to the chicken wire in the shape of a triangle.  Use your wire cutters to cut the shape out {follow the tape line}. After that is complete your chicken wire should be in the form of a Christmas tree.

Next go ahead and spray paint the Christmas tree gold or if you like silver skip this part and leave as is.



I wanted my Christmas tree to be gold, this is what I used.
  



Now it's time to decorate your tree!



Use any Christmas ornaments and ribbon that fits your style

Make sure your ribbon is 1 to 1- 1/2 inches wide.  I used Gold and red plaid ribbon, jingle bells and ornaments to decorate the tree. The plaid ribbon I purchased 2-1/2 inches wide was too wide so I cut it down the middle to fit inside the links.  The 1-inch gold ribbon fit perfect. 


Tie jingle bells on the bottom of the tree using thread. I plan on hanging my tree on my door,  I love the sound of the bells as the door opens and shuts.  My kitty thought the bells were fun to play with.  After the bells are hung weave the ribbon through the links.

Starting from the bottom weave your ribbon through the links going up every other link all the way to the top of the tree. (Cutting the ribbon to size as the tree narrows)   For the finishing touches, glue strips of ribbon along the edges, hang the ornaments and make or purchase a large bow to place on top.  


There you have it!  A Chicken Wire Christmas Tree for small spaces!  Go ahead and hang it on your wall and place all the lovely presents for your family and friends underneath.  Or hang it on your front door to greet holiday guests!


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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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  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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  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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