Yep, you read that right: chicken wire is trending for Christmas decorating this year. This unexpected item makes for the perfect base for layering on lots of festive foliage.
As Donna Butler proves, all you need is some chicken wire, faux foliage, and some baubles to make a beautiful budget Christmas decorating idea for the front door.
If you’re looking beyond just investing in the best Christmas wreath this year, Donna shares her imaginative chicken wire creation with us to inspire others to get creative with our Christmas ideas. It’s easier than it looks, Donna assures us.
Chicken wire Christmas decoration trend – quick links to the kit you need
- 168 feet Fake Foliage Garland, £18.99 Amazon
- Impressionism Slim Pine Cone Garland, £15, John Lewis
- Pre-lit Christmas Pine Cones Garland, £12.99, Amazon
- WeRChristmas Pre-Lit Decorated Garland, £34.99, Amazon
- 48 Pack of Habitat Baubles, Silver, £8, Argos
- 10 Pack of Artificial Pine Stems with White Berries, £14.89, Amazon
‘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.’
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.’
‘After I had filled it all, I added the baubles and small items. The baubles were attached with plant wire.’
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…
Will you be seeking out chicken wire to create a doorscaping masterpiece?