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How To Make A Wreath

Below you will find a step by step guide on how to make a wreath using chicken wire. 

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  • Experience Required: Low
  • Tools Required: Protective Gloves, Pliers, Wire Cutter, Glue Gun, Spray Paint (Optional)
  • Materials Required: Chicken Wire, Wreath Frame, Decorations (Optional)

 

Step 1) Measure chicken wire

  • Begin by measuring the chicken wire. Lay out the chicken wire and position the wreath frame on top to determine the required amount.

 

Step 2) Cut out shape

  • Proceed to cut the chicken wire. Use wire cutters to trim around the shape, leaving approximately 2 centimeters of excess on each side.

 

Step 3) Prepare shape

  • Prepare the shape by removing any excess chicken wire after cutting. Position the cut-out wire beneath the wreath frame.

 

Step 4) Wrap edges

  • Utilize pliers to wrap the wire around the edges of the frame. Secure any loose pieces by twisting them over the frame.

 

Step 5) Finish wrapping

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  • Upon completion of wrapping, the shapes should resemble the desired form.

 

Step 6) (Optional) Paint wreath

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  • Paint the wreath with white spray paint and allow it to dry before further handling.

    Tips and tricks

  • When handling chicken wire, especially when cutting it, wear gloves to protect your hands from sharp edges. 
  • Invest in quality wire cutters and pliers designed for cutting and shaping wire. This will make the process much smoother and safer.
  • Before cutting the chicken wire, double-check your measurements to ensure you’re cutting the right amount. It’s better to have a little extra than to realize you’ve cut too little.
  • When wrapping the wire around the wreath frame, ensure it’s snug and secure. Use the pliers to twist any loose ends tightly to prevent them from unraveling.
  • Lay the chicken wire flat on a work surface when measuring, cutting, and shaping. This will make it easier to work with and prevent it from rolling or shifting.
  • Chicken wire can have sharp edges, so be cautious when handling it to avoid accidental cuts or scratches. You can use sandpaper to smooth any rough edges if needed.
  • Don’t feel limited to traditional round wreaths. Experiment with different shapes and sizes by bending and shaping the chicken wire to create unique designs.
  • Before painting the wreath, clean the chicken wire surface to remove any dirt or debris. You can use a damp cloth or mild soap and water to wipe it down, then let it dry completely before painting.
  • If you’re using the wreath outdoors or in a humid environment, consider applying a rust-resistant primer before painting to prolong its lifespan.
  • Once the base wreath is complete, let your creativity shine by adding embellishments like faux flowers, ribbons, or ornaments to customize it to your taste and occasion.

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