The other day I was an at event and a reader approached me…..
….and we started talking.
Are you surprised?
I started telling a story (please tell me you are surprised again)….and laughing….
….and smiling and waving my hands and jingling my charm bracelet.
And right when I got to the part where I pulled off the foil wrapper…..another lady walked by…..listened for a moment…..and told me that in real life…
….I sounded just like my blog.
After she left…..the reader turned to me and said, ”She reads your blog, too? Really?….
……and I thought it was just you and me.” 🙂
So today it’s just you and me…..and a cup of coffee.
Or hot tea.
Or Diet Coke.
Or raisin bagel with homemade apple butter on it.
With a tutorial for chicken wire Christmas trees….
…..and a pinning party.
Did I mention how happy I am…..that today….on this glorious wonderful fall day….when you have a million things to do and a million places to be….
…..you took time for a coffee break. 🙂
How to Make a Chicken Wire Christmas Tree
needle nose pliers
pink spray paint
square block of wood
Step 1 Cut a square of chicken wire
Make sure you wear gloves because the chicken wire is sharp.
The square of wire will naturally roll into a cylinder.
I cut my pieces 12” square for the smaller tree and 18”square for the larger tree.
Use the border of the chicken wire for your base.
Step 2: Form into a cone
Wrap wire into a cone shape.
Part of the wire will overlap the back of the cone. Shape and then attach wire at a few key places.
Cut away the excess.
Step 3: Attach cone together
Shape wire into cone and attach loose ends together.
Continue shaping and tweaking and trimming wire until it resembles the cone shape you like.
Leave a small wire at the top to attach the tag to.
Step 4: Cut dowel and attach to base
The dowel is cut 3 inches longer than the tree.
Cut a square of wood and attach dowel to base with a screw.
Step 5: Spray paint dowels and attach tag
I spray painted the dowels hot pink.
Then I printed out Merry Christmas and attached it to the top of the tree.
Perch trees on the dowel stand for the finished project.
I love how these turned out.
They look farmhouse and contemporary all at the same time and perfect for a pink and silver and black Christmas at the gatehouse…..
…..and a little coffee talk. 🙂
And now I can’t wait to see all your projects!
So let’s party!
It’s super simple!
(total aside….the board is amazing and full of so many fun ideas)!
All of the party hosts and myself will be looking for pins you have pinned with the hash tag #HolidayIdeaExchange to pin to the board (to make sure we see it….just click tweet on the pin to tweet it out).
Anything you have created in the last 30 days is perfect….we want to see your fall projects….your Thanksgiving projects…..your Christmas projects….all your incredible inspiration!
Please note that to make sure to include everyone’s projects….we can only repin 5 projects from each blogger.
Make sure to e-mail me if you have any questions or don’t see your pin and you may want to follow along with the other hosts of the party:
Let’s get this party started!!!!