Monday, December 31, 2012

Where are the Chickens?

Andy wants to own chickens someday, but I promise that our recent purchase of chicken wire had nothing to do with actual chickens.  This post is late since Christmas is over and it's almost January, but these are too fun not to share.  

In an effort to find a way to decorate our red maple tree by the driveway we thought it would be fun to try to hang lighted Christmas balls in the tree.  I searched for weeks for large grapevine balls to wrap lights around but found none at local stores and the ones online were extremely expensive.  After some additional web searching I found this tutorial to make lighted Christmas balls out of chicken wire.  

The process is relatively simple but it took a little bit of practice to figure out how to get a somewhat round ball (hence no pictures of the actual construction).  We managed to make eight balls, each with 200 lights.  Some of the pictures are a little blurry, but you get the idea.  We are pleased with them and hope to make more to add to the collection next year.

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