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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 painter's 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 it as is.



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



Now it's time to decorate your tree!



You can 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 fits perfectly. 


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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Erlene said...

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 :-)

Michelle James said...

I love chicken wire projects & this is adorable!!

Leanna said...

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.

Vanessa said...

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

Rose-Marie said...

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!

Julie said...

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

Aurie Jenkins said...

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

Julie said...

the ribbons are so cute!

Karin said...

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

Unknown said...

This is Different I really like it.

SAS said...

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

Unknown said...

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

Ali said...

Super cute! I love that ribbon that you used.

Anonymous said...

How creative and unique! I like it!

grannylin said...

really clever idea with the chicken wire

Maria said...

Very Cute
Maria

Unknown said...

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

Karrie said...

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

Eda said...

So adorable!

jms said...

I would like to try this out for sure!

angela eagle said...

chicken wire has so many crafting possibilities

Jammie said...

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.

Unknown said...

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

kellyr78 said...

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

Julie Nichols said...

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

Julie Nichols said...

Thank you Michelle!

Julie Nichols said...

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

Julie Nichols said...

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

Julie Nichols said...

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

Julie Nichols said...

Thank you Julie!

Julie Nichols said...

Thank you!

Julie Nichols said...

Thank you Julie!

Julie Nichols said...

Thank you Karin!

Julie Nichols said...

Thank you Donna!

Julie Nichols said...

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

Julie Nichols said...

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

Julie Nichols said...

Thank you Ali!

Julie Nichols said...

Thank you Christina!!

Julie Nichols said...

Thank you so much!

Julie Nichols said...

Thank you Maria!

Julie Nichols said...

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

Julie Nichols said...

Thank you Karrie, it was fun to make.

Julie Nichols said...

Thank you Eda!

Julie Nichols said...

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

Julie Nichols said...

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

Julie Nichols said...

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

Julie Nichols said...

Thank you so much Yamilette!

Julie Nichols said...

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

Unknown said...

Love the creativity of using chicken wire!

Heather D said...

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

Nadya LeMoon said...

Such a unique idea, never saw anything like this!

KenteLove said...

I love this idea!

Pam said...

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

Bethany Bluitt(: said...

Love it!!

Hailey McCullough said...

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

Sarah Eliza @ devastateboredom said...

Very cute and ingenious! Love it. :)

Tarah Manning said...

Wow! That came out really cute!

Wade S said...

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.

tiffanynichole89 said...

That tree looks awesome, great idea!

BethElderton said...

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

Amy Orvin said...

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

Anonymous said...

A really cute idea.

Unknown said...

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

tannawings said...

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

steve weber said...

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

Natalie said...

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

Licia said...

thanks for the opportunity

Wanda Bee said...

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!

Fizzgig said...

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!

CJ said...

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

Linda H said...

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

Kristin C said...

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

Psychomak said...

Nice idea. Thanks,
Mary Makinen

Krista M said...

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

Unknown said...

How did you even think of this?

slehan said...

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

Unknown said...

What a great crafting project.

Julie Nichols said...

Thank you Rebecca!

Julie Nichols said...

I like your idea Heather! Thank you for the visit

Julie Nichols said...

Thank you Nadya!

Julie Nichols said...

Thank you so much!

Julie Nichols said...

Thank you Pam! This was fun to make.

Julie Nichols said...

Thank you Bethany!

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