Showing posts with label chicken wire craft. Show all posts
Showing posts with label chicken wire craft. Show all posts

Sep 19, 2016

DIY TOBACCO STICK TREE with CHICKEN WIRE

Here's a cute craft I like to make, a Tobacco Stick Tree.

I've made various styles through the years, 
Click to see the various styles of Tobacco Stick Trees I've made
(click here to see,) 
but I really like this one because I found a way to incorporate some cute chicken wire and stars.

I started out with some old tobacco sticks I have laying around. I keep them in a trash can, out of the weather so they won't rot.

Used a nail gun and secured the top three together.
And then formed the bottom shape by cutting some pieces of the tobacco sticks to fit a bottom.
Got the basic shape 
 
then I started to decorate it with some pieces of chicken wire .
I bought a roll of it at the store called Rural King. Southern States stores and Tractor Supply stores also has this type of wire. You don't need much.

Then I started to tie some strips of it to the inside with thin craft wire.
 Just keep tieing it in place until you get a good filling to the inside.  Then tie on some rusty craft stars if you have some.
 
I was going to add those orange, silicone dipped light strand that you see there, but I didn't think they looked right in the end. It looked better without lights.






And here it is all finished up.

What do you think? Cute enough to sit out on ya' porch for Fall decorating?
See ya'll next time,
~Lisa


Ps.

Here's a pic of my all time favorite, full length tobacco stick tree I think I ever made.
Click to see this one and how to make it.

Mar 18, 2013

Old Jelly Cabinet Remake


This isn't the average kind of post that I usually do about crafts. But I think this falls in the lines of a before and after project. So here goes.

I saved this old jelly cub-bard? when it was headed to the landfill. I knew it had potential of some sort. The front only had a hole the size of a lemon at first. But I didn't remember until hammering out most of the top, to snap a before pic. So basically, here it is before:
I finished knocking out the old thin board and I replaced it with chicken wire. The rest of it, except for the top and bottom of the door, is basically all solid wood. I purchased the chicken wire at a hardware and tractor supply store.

I just snipped the wire with wire cutters, while holding it up, to get the basic size. Then, I stapled it into place with a heavy duty stapler. And then did some more snipping of the edges of the wire to make it more neat. That was basically it.

And here's the finished cabinet below.
I wish I'd gotten a better picture of it, cause it does look a little better in person lol. Well, I think so anyways. And I decided to just leave the old flowery wall paper on the inside. Well, for now anyways.

Happy Crafting!