Craft a Holiday Chicken Wreath This Holiday Season

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.

supplies for chicken wreath
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
First with wire clippers, cut the shape of your desired animal into the chicken wire. Here is my hen that will serve as the base for my chicken wreath.
Next cut a six inch length of floral wire and wrap it around your greenery stem.
Then start at the tail of your chicken wreath form and arrange and wire your stems to the chicken wreath template.
Once you’ve added about half of the stems, it’s time to add the legs.
Next find a branch that has a three branches that look like feet.
Then trim the excess branches off until you are left with a chicken foot and leg.
Repeat this process on the other branch.
Now wire the legs on to the chicken wreath template like so.
Then 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.
Attach the beak. Next apply three berry stems to form the comb.
Then add one stem of berries to create the wattle like so.
create the chicken wreath wattle
Next wire together some shorter greenery to make the head.
making the chicken wreath head
 Then wire the head greenery onto the chicken wire head.
the chicken wreath takes shape
Lastly, tie the ribbon loosely around the neck to make a scarf.
Finally, add a loop of wire to the back of the chicken wreath wire for hanging.
Add a ribbon to the neck of the chicken wreath
You can use scissors to trim any out of place greenery into shape.
I like the rustic head. My chicken wreath kind of reminds me of one of my Silkies!
completed chicken wreath
Now that you have made a chicken wreath, how about a horse wreath next?

Photo Credits: Tilly’s Nest


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16 thoughts on “Craft a Holiday Chicken Wreath This Holiday Season”

  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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