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Materials Needed:

 *Square hole chicken wire mesh
*Staple gun + staplers
*Fishing line
*Sphagnum Peat Moss (home depot)

*If you want to make your own boxes you will need three 1"x3" douglas fir wood planks. You can also use an old shadow box or 3 inch deep frame for this as well 

*Finish nailer for making wooden boxes

*If you want to keep these boxes indoors I would advise putting a solid back on your boxes instead of chicken wire.  

 

 To make the triangle box:

Step 1: Measure three 15" pieces and cut them at a 60 degree angle. 

Step 2: Use a finish nailer to secure the edges together

 

To make the hexagon box:

Step 1: Measure six 10" pieces and cut them at a 30 degree angle. 

Step 2: Use a finish nailer to secure the edges together

 

To make the square box:

Step 1: Measure four 16" pieces and cut them at a 45 degree angle

Step 2: Use a finish nailer to secure the edges together. 

 

To secure Staghorn: 

Step 1: Staple your chicken wire to the back of your boxes,  making sure you really secure it on there.  

Step 2: Make a large knot with your fishing line and staple it to the back of your box and set the roll of attached fishing line to the side. 

Step 3: Pile a giant mound of moss inside the center of your box and place your staghorn on top making sure that the top of your staghorn has been elevated enough to be level with the sides of your box. 

Step 4: Take the roll of fishing line that has been secured to the back of your box and start wrapping it tightly around your and box about 20 to 30 times until your staghorn feels tight and secure. 

Step 5: Hang and enjoy!! 

XOXO Amber Thrane

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