The simple hack we never knew would be the key to creating your own at home statement floral arrangements! Here today to share with you how to make a floral arrangement using chicken wire! It’s so easy and simple, you’ll never look back. Plus, say goodbye to those messy florist foam blocks!
I’ve previously shared how to make quick DIY floral arrangements on a budget, but I did not utilize florist foam blocks or chicken wire for those arrangements. I’ve since adopted using chicken wire when creating my larger at-home centerpieces or statement-making arrangements, and it’s been a total game changer.
How to make a floral arrangement using chicken wire
Head to your local craft store, Joann’s, Hobby Lobby, etc., and pick-up a roll of affordable chicken wire (also sometimes called floral wire netting). Dependent on the size of the vessel you’ll be using to create your arrangement, you’ll have a bunch left for the future.
In this instance, I used a compote bowl for the larger centerpiece arrangement. I cut off around six-seven inches of chicken wire and wound it into a loose ball shape to drop in the center of my vessel.
The chicken wire slots then become the way in which you arrange your flowers – simply slide the stems into the various holes. The wire holes hold your stems up and also space out the different flowers nicely. Make sure to cut your stems at an angle before inserting into the florist wire. Once you’ve achieved the fullness you’d like, simply pour in some water to keep the flowers hydrated.
It’s such an easy trick that I wish I had learned sooner! Now my arrangements are full and the flowers sit nicely thanks to the wire holes. You can also easily do this with cylinder and other shaped vases, just slide the chicken wire ball about halfway down before inserting your stems.
You can reuse your chicken wire with every arrangement, simply wash it in hot water each time before storing it away for that next use!
A budget-friendly solution that’s mess free! Who knew how to make a floral arrangement using chicken wire could be so simple!
Do you have any flower arranging tricks? Tell me in the comments below!