For weeks Claire has been talking about making chicken wreaths. We love our chickens and of course wanted to spread the holiday cheer...chicken style. So I got out the sketch book and got drawing some chicken stencils. Once we had one that worked for both standing and broody (nesting) chickens Carter started cutting out the chicken wire using my stencil. The day before Carter had wander our back woods picking bags of different types of evergreen tips. Around here in Downeast Maine "tipping" for wreaths is big business this time of year. We see trucks full of tips driving to the wreath makers.
We used the different types of needles to create our feather patterns and differentiate between body, wing, and tail. After we wove in all our greenery came the fun part. Using our sewing stash of ribbons and buttons we decorated our happy chickens. Last we found little forked sticks to use for feet or created nests for the broody mamas using lichens and moss. Making chickens was way more fun then normal round wreaths, you get to give them personality and humor.