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How to Make a Christmas Light Ball With Chicken Wire

In this blog you can learn how to make a Christmas light ball with chicken wire to decorate your yard with for the Holiday season. Just follow the step by step illustrations below.

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OVERVIEW

  • Experience Required: Low
  • Tools Required: Wire Cutters, Protective Gloves
  • Materials Required: Chicken Wire, Christmas Lights, Thin Lacing Wire

STEP 1) Measure and Cut the Mesh

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STEP 2) Connect the Two Ends 

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  • Roll the mesh into a cylinder and connect the ends.
  • Twist the loose bits around each other to tie the ends of the mesh together. 

 

STEP 3) Finish the Cylinder

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  • Once the ends are connected, the cylinder should look like this.

 

STEP 4) Start Pushing In the Ends

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  • Gently push both ends of the mesh towards the middle of the cylinder.

 

STEP 5) Push In Both Ends

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  • Once both ends are fully pushed in, it should look something like this.

 

STEP 6) Cut the Ends of the Mesh 

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  • Trim the edges of the mesh so you can create the round shape.

 

STEP 7) Push and Pull the Mesh

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  • Push and pull the mesh until you get the right shape.
  • This step is more of a trial and error until you get it right.

 

STEP 8) Try to Achieve a Round Shape

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  • The ball will not be exactly round at first, so try to get as close to the shape as possible.

 

STEP 9) Wrap the Ball in Lights

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  • Wrap the mesh in Christmas lights.
  • You can attach the light strand to the mesh with thin lacing wire wherever you feel it’s necessary.

 

STEP 10) Fix the Strand

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  • Fix the end of the light strand to the ball. 
  • You can turn the lights on and the Christmas light ball is done.

 

FURTHER READING

 

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