Since we have chickens now and my 8-year-old absolutely loves them, quite a few chicken decorations have made their way to our dining room. I was looking around, moving stuff around, and it hit me. Chicken wire! Why can't I put chicken wire behind the wreath and attach the owl to that? So I did. And here's how I did it.
Owl Fall Wreath with Chicken Wire
I had already wrapped the straw wreath with yarn, so I don't have photos of that. It's super easy though. Just tie the yarn around the wreath and wrap it around. Keep wrapping until your arm feels like it's going to fall off, then wrap some more to finish it.
I found the felt owl at Pat Catan's. I didn't know what I wanted to do with it, but I knew that I had to own it. These are the easy burlap flowers that I made.
The first thing I wanted to do was attach the chicken wire to the back of the wreath.
I just laid the wire on top of the wreath and use wire cutters to cut the chicken wire.
Now I had a problem. My chicken wire was curved because it's been on a roll forever. No problem, I'll just staple it down. Note: you can not staple chicken wire to a wreath.
On to plan B. Hot glue.
The wire just kept bending again, so what I did was glue a spot and hold it until the glue was cooled. The wire transfers the heat, so use a pencil eraser to push the wire down.
Once the first spot was stuck, I went directly across the wreath and did it again. Then I moved around the wreath and glued. I glued every 2-4 inches and held it down until the glue dried.
Once I had the chicken wire securely attached, I flipped the wreath over and put it on silicon mat so I could attach the owl. I glued around the edges of the owl and pressed it down until the glue dried.
Then I placed my burlap flowers around it until I was happy with the placement. I used hot glue to attach those too.
I really liked the burlap, but I thought it needed a little something else. I grabbed my box of buttons and found some fall colored ones and put them in the middle of the flowers.