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How to Make a Wreath From Chicken Wire and Feathers (page 2 of 2)

To make this unusual and rustic wreath, wrap salvaged chicken wire around a wooden ring, then embellish it with colorful feathers and craft birds.

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Add Wire Backing

Around the inside of the wreath, on top of the underside of the petals, lay a twisted ribbon of chicken wire and attach to the wooden form with staples. Secure with a hammer.

Feather Wreath Construction

Paint the Wreath

Spray-paint the whole wreath.

Feather Wreath Construction

Feather It

Insert feathers into the chicken wire. You can glue them down to make sure they're secure.

Feathers on wreath

Add Chicks

Place chickens around the bottom and secure with floral wire.

Feather Wreath Construction

Joanne Palmisano is the author of Salvage Secrets (W.W. Norton, September 2011). Visit her blog, also called Salvage Secrets.

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