In the last post, I showed you how I created moss nests while playing with chicken wire. Since Spring and Summer inspire all things garden with me, I thought I’d show you what those nests inspired me to do next!
I scored these great candelabras after Christmas and wanted to do something unique with them. I came up with a fun, yet elegant twist to the chicken wire nest with smaller versions that would fit like a candle would.
Ta Da! Cool, no?
Pretty easy too! Using the same concept as the nests, only this time I didn’t wire together the bottom of each wire “nest”. Instead, I cut a piece of wine cork, bent all the wire ends to lay flat around the cork, then wrapped them tightly to the cork using a little floral tape. That’s it! The tape is sticky enough to hold the wire nest cups snugly in the candle holders.
I added the same eggs I made for the reindeer moss nest, but this time I wanted to try a more monochromatic look. I tried using Spanish moss, and although it would look fine, I was shooting for something more delicate and elegant. So I used some sisal grass I found at the dollar store, ebonized it to look more silvery, and Voila, it was exactly what I wanted.
Once the filler and eggs were situated, I molded the tops of the wire nests to look more round and bulbous, but the shape is totally up to you.
After achieving that look, I still couldn’t resist my beloved chartreuse reindeer moss, so I also tried it that way too to offer a more naturally elegant look. It’s striking too!
Not terribly shocking, my next post will involve chicken wire again, but with flowers and vases………