40 Rustic Chicken Wire Craft Ideas

Updated on July 10, 2018
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Loraine loves arts and crafts and used to volunteer at an elementary art class. She loves sharing fun and kid-friendly craft tutorials.

Chicken wire is being beautifully incorporated in décor for the rustic themed home. I am very impressed with the number of different, and attractive, ways that chicken wire is being used. In this article you will find everything from picture frames and cabinet doors, to Christmas tree ornaments and jar wraps all using chicken wire. The craft ideas included here all share tutorials, to make it easy for us to create our own version of chicken wire décor.

You'll find the tutorial for making the elegant basket shown above at Magia Mia.

1. Chicken Wire Jar Cozies

This is a super cute, and quick way to dress up canning jars to use as serving containers. Find the instructions at Happy At Home.

2. Farmhouse Message Board

You'll find a great tutorial, with lots of photos, to help you make this message board when you visit Seeking Lavender Lane. The frame is made using pallet wood.

3. Framed Vases

I can see this pretty framed wall arrangement on a hallway wall. An outstanding look without needing a lot of space. Find the tutorial for this project at Flamingo Toes.

4. Floral Wall Sconce

Wouldn't a group of these look absolutely beautiful hanging on a privacy fence. A great party idea. Go to Crafts Unleashed for the instructions.

5. Treetop Star

The Shabby Love Blog shares the directions for making this rustic treetop star. Outstanding!

6. Rustic Fall Banner

I love this because it can be displayed for a long time in the Fall, right through Halloween and Thanksgiving if you so choose. The instructions can be found at A Diamond in the Stuff.


7. Chicken Wire and Knob Hanging

8. Jar Lid Ornaments

This would be a great project for elementary students or senior folks to make for Christmas. Find the directions at The Painted Hinge.

9. Chicken Wire Lamp Shade

If you love this look, go to the Shabby Gals site to find the tutorial.

10. Chicken Wire Charger

Although I would never have imagined making chicken wire chargers, now that I've seen them I'm very impressed and really like the look. To make some for yourself, go to Timeless Treasures for the directions.

11. Holiday Card Display

What a nice way to display Christmas cards. Of course this would also work well to display pictures of friends in a teen's bedroom. The tutorial is found at Lolly Jane.

12. Pumpkins

The author of this craft wrote that she made these in about one and a half hours. Even if it takes a little longer than that, this is still a project that doesn't take lots of time. Find the tutorial at Stow & Tell U.

13. Chicken Wire Cloche

Imagine all the ways you can use this cloche. Every holiday can have it's own, or just change out the display. Go to Raised In Cotton for the instructions on making this cloche.

14. Tomato Cage Basket

That's right, this basket is made using part of a tomato cage for the shape. All the instructions are found at Center of Attention.

15. Shabby Chic Frame

You'll never pass up another picture frame that you see at a garage or estate sale. This would make a nice, and inexpensive gift idea. The instructions are found at Back Bay Pottery.

16. Misty Dragonfly

A sculpture like this is a garden delight. Go to eHow for all the information you need to make this dragonfly.

17. Chicken Wire and Burlap Basket

I love the combination of chicken wire and burlap in this project. A very interesting project with a tutorial at Honey Girl Studio.

18. A Mantel Arrangement

Don't you love the chicken wire covered window shown above? So rustic looking and very pretty too. You'll find the directions at A Pretty Life.

19. Beautiful Wreath Backdrop

Old windows are a very popular decorating item now, and this is just one of the many ways that the windows can be changed easily. You'll find the tutorial at Confessions of a Serial Do-It Yourselfer.

20. Pedestal Cloche

After finding so many chicken wire craft ideas that I really want to make, I know I'll be on the lookout this summer for items at garage sales to enhance the projects. This cloche has directions on the Dollar Store Crafts site.

21. Christmas Trees

Not only do you get the tutorial when you visit the Chicken Scratch site, they also give you ideas on ways to use the trees. Notice the card tree and the lighted tree.

22. A Salvage Frame

Down to Earth Style takes us through the steps of aging the frame and decorating it.

23. Marinated Chicken Frame

Consider using calendar pictures for this project. Then go to Ben Franklin Crafts for the directions.

24. Chicken Wire Wall

At Under the Sycamore you'll get all the information on how to cover a wall with chicken wire, and also how to antique a frame.

25. Aging Chicken Wire

Learn how to age chicken wire using chalk paint. Find this information at Stow & Tell u.

26. Office Memo Board

A beautiful and useful office, or family, memo board. You'll love leaving memos on this board. See how to make this project at Little Glass Jar.

27. Chicken Wire Pendants

Pendants are quite easy to make when you have good instructions to follow. And you'll have those when you go to A Subtle Revelry for the tutorial.

28. Distress Technique

Love the shabby chic look? Find a great tutorial for distressing furniture at How to Distress Furniture.


29. Wall Mount Magazine Rack

Check out the directions at Saving 4 Six to see how easily you can make a magazine rack with chicken wire.

30. Canning Jar Lantern

Take the canning jar out of the kitchen and transform it to decor. That is what Sparkle does, and they give us a tutorial to make our own lanterns.

31. Framed "I LOVE US" Artwork

32. Chicken Wire Wreath

This wreath is so simple, and yet so attractive. The instructions for making this wreath are found at eHow.

33. Plate Stand Makeover

Transform a plate stand into a fruit basket holder by going to The North End Loft for directions.

34. From Beast to Beauty

Be amazed at the change made from an auction cabinet to a beautiful curio type cabinet. Go to The Lovely Residence for directions and photos.

35. Fall Wreath with Chicken Wire

I'm not a big fan of the mustard color, but I think this is a beautiful fall wreath. Of course when crafting we can choose colors appropriate to our decor. Go to Debbie Doos for the tutorial.

36. Lamp Shade Basket

An old lamp shade is the perfect form for this elegant basket. The tutorial is found at U Create.

37. Lighted Christmas Balls

This looks like a fun project for a Christmas party theme. See how to make these lighted Christmas balls by going to Christmas Lights Etc. for the tutorial.

38. Basket Re-do

I've got to try this project. It uses the frame from a cheap plastic covered, wire framed basket. Check out the instructions given at Domestic Anarchy.

39. Burlap and Chicken Wire Wreath

I love the looks of this heart wreath. You'll find the tutorial for this outstanding project at MinettesMaze.

40. Washboard Rustic Photo Frame

Find the instructions for making this outstanding washboard photo frame at Sadie Seasongood.

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