Diy Christmas Decorations - Chicken Wire Rudolf - If I Did It So Can You

My plan is for this Christmas is for everything to be made with love.  A complete upcycled Christmas with diy Christmas Decorations, recycled ornaments and an upcycled tree.  

 I had chicken wire left over from making an Elephant...( Don't Ask...;))  I wanted to use this up and make a paper mache Rudolf, but the chicken wire turned out so gorgeous I decided to leave him as it was. 

Also I loved sculpting with the chicken wire as you could see your creation take shape, it is  easy to use. And with in a few hours you can have a finished masterpiece.  

If you think you have no inspiration and could not do it,,,,,THINK AGAIN,,,,honestly the chicken wire kinda take on a life of its own and evolves before your eyes, it is a great way to make indoor or outdoor diy Christmas decorations that are life size.  

And with everything you won't know till you try, how do you know what you like if you have never tried it....

What is needed to make chicken wire diy Christmas decorations....

Scissors / Wire Cutters
Gloves if you have them
Chicken wire.
A few hours spare. 

What I did.

I cut 4 lengths of chicken wire all the way across, about 20 cm width to make legs, yes long legs..  Just use this as a guide line.

I made a cylinder shape from each piece, to create the 4 legs.  Each piece was difference ,,,,that is ok  .....

Then I made a body from a piece of chichen wire, about 50 cm wide and all the way accross.  Sculpted a body shape, them squished the tops legs to the body, cutting pieces to join the two wire structures to gether.  Bending and joining together, can be a little sore on fingers so wear gloves.

 Make a head to what ever size you want, cut some chicken wire.  Just play with the chicken wire, if you not happy with your shape, pull the chicken with back in to shape and start again.  when you happy with shape of head attach to body.

Cut smaller pieces of chicken wire and make two ears and to antlers, attach by bending wires  to head.

That is it....The chicken wire is very malleable, just keep at it till you are  happy, if you feel you made a mistake it ok, pull the wire back into shape. 

 It no big deal, the idea is to start creating and it will fall into place, there is no right or wrong, just enjoy.

Then because I loved my chicken wire rudolf, I made a chicken wire man.  Just made from my head, so he is NOT a detailed replica ..(He hee) great fun though..

Hope you inspired...

Here are some fab Chicken wire creations from around the world.

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  4. I love your reindeer, can you tell me what gauge of chicken wire you used please. Geraldine


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