Chicken Wire Cups

When we redid the shed and gave it a makeover, one thing I really wanted to add were the faux windows. And with them, I couldn’t wait to have chicken wire cups hanging from the fencing wire.

They have so many uses and I love the idea of actually planting in them next spring.

In the mean time, they look fabulous with the freshly clipped greenery…

Shed Makeover by The Wood Grain Cottage

And they’re so easy to make, just like the chicken wire baskets I shared earlier.

Here’s how I made them:
Chicken Wire Cups by The Wood Grain Cottage

First, I cut the chicken wire to my desired size…

Chicken Wire Cups by The Wood Grain Cottage

Then, I wrapped the wire around…

Chicken Wire Cups by The Wood Grain Cottage

And wrapped the wire edges around each side…

Chicken Wire Cups by The Wood Grain Cottage

To make the bottom, I pushed the chicken wire up and attached all the wires together.

Chicken Wire Cups by The Wood Grain Cottage

With the bottom secured, I started on the top. I used 14 gauge galvanized steel wire and made a circle the same size as the chicken wire cup.

Then I wrapped the two ends together with extra wire.

Chicken Wire Cups by The Wood Grain Cottage

I placed it on the top of the cup…

Chicken Wire Cup by The Wood Grain Cottage

Then I wrapped the chicken wire around the steel wire…

Chicken Wire Cups by The Wood Grain Cottage

Chicken Wire Cups by The Wood Grain Cottage

With that, it’s done.

Easy, right? And they look great!

Shed Makeover by The Wood Grain Cottage

Shed Makeover by The Wood Grain Cottage

Shed Makeover by The Wood Grain Cottage

Shed Makeover by The Wood Grain Cottage

I love them with the faux windows and I can’t wait to find other uses for them!

Shayna | The Wood Grain Cottage

Lovely comments so far...

  1. I love this sort of project, because you’re using inexpensive, easy to find materials and then spinning your special magic to create something really cute!

    I can see changing out the materials in the baskets, seasonally. Evergreens and holly at Christmas, branches of colorful fall leaves in Autumn etc.

    There’s a garden gate at my house begging for a chicken wire basket! :-)

    Marilyn (in Dallas)

    • THANK YOU so much, Marilyn! I love these projects too… for all the same reasons! :)
      And you’re sooo right— I can’t wait to change the materials in the baskets seasonally! :)
      -Shayna

  2. I love this idea! Thanks for the inspiration!!!~~Angela

  3. Do you ever stop? Lol;) So creative…I love it!!! They look so sweet, while adding interesting texture/ eye appeal…nicely done, Shayna.
    Blessings & <3
    M

  4. Such a fabulous creative idea Shayna! Love the texture of the wire too… Looks great with the greenery:)

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