How to Make A Farmhouse Style Chicken Wire Basket.

Make Your Own Farmhouse Chicken Wire Mail Baskets

Here’s what I used:

1 bottle of hammered dark bronze spray paint

2 3lb packs of hooks (to hold mail) (Less than $4 each)

1 roll of heavy duty wire from Lowe’s ($3.50)

1 roll of chicken wire from Lowe’s ($30)

~Remember, these baskets can easily cost $30 just for a new one, and this will make multiple baskets~

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Measure how many squares long and wide you want it to be.

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Use something with a straight edge to bend your wire into a nice sharp 90 degree angle.  It may not turn out just right at first, we ended up having to hand bend ours a little and then after they had mail in them for a day they adjusted too.

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Count however many squares over and across, giving yourself a couple extra on each end.

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This was hubby and I’s first project together.

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It was much faster having one person pre-cut the squares while the other started weaving them together.

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Your start by cutting a good long piece of wire and start at one end and weave them together in and out down the spine of the basket.

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Keep going!

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Keep going!

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When you get to the end, then you…

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Go around to the next side or if you want to stop where you are then…

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start twisting it tightly to prepare to tie it off.

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It’s easier than I made it sound.  Hopefully visually it makes sense.

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After spraying the Command hooks and the chicken wire (lay it on cardboard, let dry and flip and do the other side) let everything completely dry until the next day.

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I also bought some wooden labels and hubby drilled holes on each end and I am going to put them on the front, twisting wire through the holes to attach. There are many options of adding extras so maybe I will add photos eventually!

I didn’t take one with out mail in it yet but they work great! One if for old mail, one is for important bills or outgoing.

Also, there is a ton of chicken wire left, enough to make many more baskets or a handful of small ones.

Thanks for checking out my blog!

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