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Tabletop Chicken Wire Planter

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Make one or dozens of these plant holders as decorations or gifts for party guests.

Plant holder made from chicken wire.

Project Overview

Skill Level

Beginner

Estimated Time

A few hours

Estimated Cost

$$$$$

Tools & Materials

Tools

  • Wire cutters
  • Leather gloves (optional)
  • Tape measure

Materials

  • Sheet moss, #251955
  • 24-in x 25-ft galvanized poultry netting, #492405
  • 16-gauge steel wire, #62966
  • 24-gauge galvanized steel wire, #52686

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Instructions

Step 1

From 16-gauge wire, cut two pieces 11 to 13 inches long. (The longer the wire, the wider the diameter of the planter.) Form the pieces of wire into loops with the ends overlapping by 1 inch.

Good to Know

You can cut the two 16-gauge wires the same length or make one slightly longer than the other to vary the diameters of the top and bottom of the planter. However, the smaller the planter bottom, the less stable it will be after adding moss and plants.

Step 2

Cut a piece of poultry netting long enough to wrap around the largest loop of 16-gauge wire. Then trim that length of netting to 6-1/2 inches wide.

Step 3

Tie chicken wire to the top and bottom loops.

With 24-gauge wire, tie the top of the poultry netting to a 16-gauge wire loop. Repeat at the other end with the second wire loop. Then wire the ends of the poultry netting together from top to bottom.

Step 4

Crimp wire near the base.

To create the urn shape, wrap your fingers around the poultry netting near the bottom loop and gently squeeze the wire to force it in toward the center. Rotate the netting as you squeeze for a uniform shape. Check that the planter will be stable on its base.

Step 5

Fill the top of the planter with sheet moss and insert the plant of your choice. To water, soak the moss and let the excess water drain away before displaying.