Craft a Holiday Chicken Wreath

December 9, 2013
Melissa Caughey Tilly's Nest chicken wreath original

I’ve been wanting to show you all how to make a chicken wreath for a very long time now. It is always so much fun to create animals to deck the halls with wintry greenery. The possibilities are endless. From dogs, cats, sheep, cows, pigs and the like, it is easy with a little imagination to dream them into reality.

Chicken Wreath Supply List:
Assorted greenery
Garden clippers
Green Floral wire
1 yard of wired ribbon
Chicken wire
Stem of berries
1 pinecone
Wire clippers
 2 Branches
With wire clippers, cut the shape of your desired animal into the chicken wire. Here is my hen.
Cut a six inch length of floral wire and wrap it around your greenery stem.
Start at the tail. Arrange and wire your stems to the chicken wire template.
Once you’ve added about half of the stems, it’s time to add the legs.
Find a branch that has a three branches that look like feet.
Trim the excess branches off until you are left with a chicken foot and leg.
Repeat this process on the other branch.
Wire the legs on to the template like so.
Continue adding and layering more greenery on your chicken until you
reach the top of the neck.
Next it’s time to add the beak and comb.
Wire your pinecone like so and wire four stems of berries.
Apply the beak to the chicken. Apply three berry stems to form the comb.
Then add one stem of berries to create the wattle like so.
Next wire together some shorter greenery to make the head.
 Wire the head greenery onto the chicken wire head.
Lastly, tie the ribbon loosely around the neck to make a scarf.
Add a loop of wire to the back of the chicken wire for hanging.
You can use scissors to trim any out of place greenery into shape.
I like the rustic head. It kind of reminds me of one of my Silkies!

Photo Credits: Tilly’s Nest

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15 thoughts on “Craft a Holiday Chicken Wreath”

  1. This is absolutely darling, Melissa! Thank you for sharing the directions! You really 'hit the nail on the head' for us chicken lovers who need a little extra decoration!! Happy Holidays! ~Jean


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