Using Chicken Wire in Flower Arrangements

This blog will show you how using chicken wire in flower arrangements is a better idea than floral foam. 



  • Estimated Completion Time: ~1 Hour  
  • Experience Required: Low
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Wire Cutters, Protective Gloves
  • Materials Required: Chicken Wire, Vase, Flowers, Foliage

STEP 1) Measure the Width


  • Place the vase on the chicken wire.
  • The width of the mesh should be slightly larger than the width of the vase opening. 


STEP 2) Measure the Height


  • Measure the height of the vase.
  • The length of the mesh that you need to cut is going to be the height of the vase times two. 


STEP 3) Cut to Size


  • Based on the previous measurements, cut the mesh to size.
  • Make sure to wear a pair of protective gloves to avoid injuries and use wire cutters.


STEP 4) Fold the Mesh Into the Vase


  • Gently fold the mesh inside the vase, but do not crumple it up.
  • Take the two ends and bring them close together in a downwards movement.
  • Once you have a ball-like cushion, push it to the bottom of the base so the flower stems can later go through both layers of mesh.


STEP 5) Pour Water Into the Vase


  • Fill the vase with enough water if you are planning to use real flowers.
  • If you are using artificial flowers, you can leave it empty.


STEP 6) Select Flowers


  • Decide on what kinds of flowers you would like for the arrangement, select them and cut them to fit the vase.
  • Don’t forget to add some greenery as well to give it a fuller look.


STEP 7) Place the Greenery in the Vase


  • Always start with the greenery to conceal the mesh.
  • After that, you can use the blooms to create a nice arrangement.


STEP 8) Finish Your Composition


  • Insert the flowers into the vase.
  • At this point you can follow a floral recipe or just simply arrange the composition to your liking.



  • Arranging flowers with chicken wire is more beneficial for the plants as they are able to suck up water naturally
  • The chicken wire insert can be reused multiple times for different arrangements so it’s a more environmentally friendly option over the floral foam



  • Cutting Chicken Wire – Follow this step by step guide to learn how to cut chicken wire with different tools



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Timi Schmidt

Timi runs social responsibility campaigns for Wire Fence, helping to raise funds for different charities month by month. She also loves to do DIY projects using whatever's at hand and share the results with the world.

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