Make a Giant Tussy Mussy for Summer Roses
(Until then, the grocery store will have to do!)
To celebrate these queens of bloom, today we are going to be making an over-sized, outdoor, tussy mussy of sorts. Typically, a tussy mussy is a small, triangular, metal vessel designed to hold flowers. Sometimes they are used in weddings to hold bouquets or placed on doorknobs in the home. This chicken wire version is a monster sized reconfiguration of the idea, meant to add an outdoor "vase" for your garden. These could also be really fabulous at an outdoor wedding to line the aisles!
- 18" Metal Easel
- Craft Chicken Wire Netting
- Wired Sisal Vine
- Mossy Twig Vine Garland
- Wide Burlap Ribbon
- Large Bowdabra (optional)
- Craft Wood Pennant Set
- Vinyl Cutouts, Walnut Stain, Spray Paint
- Birds (optional)
- Scissors or Wire Cutters
Step 2: Once you have the form secure, add the wired garland around the rim. Twist and weave, tucking pieces of metal into and around the garland. You don't want to have free pieces of metal sticking out everywhere!
Finish off your chicken wire tussy mussy and banner with a few fresh flowers or cut blooming branches from the garden.