ISSUE 54  |  Bedrooms

DIY: Twisted Wire Vases

January 09, 2013 6:00 PM

BY Michelle Slatalla

The charm is in imperfection. We can think of many uses for these homemade, twisted wire frames, spotted via Luli; they are sturdy enough to hold balls of twine or small flower vases. Here’s how to make your own:

Above: You’ll need bendable wire, a pair of wire cutters, pliers, and twine. Photograph via Luli.

Above: Cut several equal lengths of wire and then use the pliers to fashion hanging loops and to wrap them around unmarked clear glass Test Tubes with round bottoms (available in a variety of sizes, for prices ranging from 45 cents to $1.50 each, from Science Company). Or cut a single long length and shape it into a round frame; to form a basket, attach pieces of equal length to the frame by twisting loops at the ends of each piece of wire. Photographs via Luli.

Above: A 200-foot coil of 16 Gauge Steel Galvanized Wire is strong enough to do the job and still pliable enough to twist; $6.51 from Amazon.

Above: A pair of 8-inch Long Nose Pliers (L) is $5.34 from Amazon and a pair of crafter’s Keiba Wire Cutters capable of cutting wires as thick as 1.5 millimeters, is $26 from Tickle Me Beads.

Above: A ball of two-ply Jute Twine is $1.93 from Dick Blick.

For another wire-wrapping project, see “DIY: Koushi Lamp by Mark Eden Schooley.”

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