Why chicken wire Christmas decorations are the latest trend gripping the nation

It sounds strange but believe us it's BRILLIANT
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  • Yep, we did just say chicken wire was trending for Christmas decorating this year, but for good reason. We spoke to homeowner Donna Butler who has created a beautiful chicken wire Christmas decoration for her front door – and it’s stunning.

    Donna shares her imaginative chicken wire creation with us to inspire others to get creative this Christmas. It’s easier than it looks, Donna assures us.

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    Chicken wire Christmas decoration trend

    chicken wire based Christmas decoration

    Image credit: Donna Butler

    ‘I found the inspiration while on Instagram’ Donna tells Ideal Home. ‘I saw it and thought I have to have that!’.

    ‘My neighbour gave me the chicken wire and I bought most of the items from a local garden centre. I cut the shape out that I wanted. My husband attached it to our lounge door, so I could decorate in the warm!’ she says humorously.

    Donna explains ‘I used a plain Garland and an old Christmas tree to go round the edges of the chicken wire, attaching it with cable ties.’

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    Christmas door decoration

    Image credit: Donna Butler

    Donna tells us, ‘I had no plan when I started, I just made it up as I went along.’ Laying all the items out on the floor, Donna starting with the big items, such as the flowers and greenery. Adding in the smaller items, revealing the key is, ‘standing back every now and then just to make sure it looked just right.’

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    ‘After I had filled it all, I added the baubles and small items. The baubles were attached with plant wire.’

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    We LOVE the fact that this garland has LED lights entwined. They are powered by two AA batteries, and the neat little battery pack could easily be hidden in the chicken wire.

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    WeRChristmas Pre-Lit Decorated Garland: Was £29.99, Now £25.49, Amazon
    The faux poinsetta flowers already woven onto this garland make it perfect for creating your own statement piece easily. Half the work is already done for you with this garland.

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    Christmas door decoration

    Image credit: Donna Butler

    48 Pack of Winters Hibernation Baubles – Silver, was £8, now £6, Argos
    Add these to your festive creation, or just hang them on the tree. At less than 13p per bauble, they’re a bargain.

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    Enchanted Christmas floral foliage swag: Was £12, Now £9, Argos
    Add a theatrical splash to your creation with this floral swag. You can use it whole or divide up the flowers and scatter them through.

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    Wow! We’re so impressed by Donna’s Christmas creation.

    Donna says proudly, ‘I posted it on a Facebook group, and to date I’ve had 2.5k likes and comments. I’ve had so many messages asking how I did and if I’d make them to sell’ Food for thought. ‘I have been overwhelmed with the responses I’ve had from it, and thoroughly enjoyed making it’ she concludes.

    Why stop at just the corner of your front door, do as the celebs do…

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