Tuesday, December 28, 2010

DIY Wire Hurricane and the DIY Holiday Highlights Party

This will be the last DIY Holiday Highlights party this season.  Are you sad? Or glad the holidays are nearly over?  
New Year's Centerpiece

I was at our local True Value and came across "hardware cloth".  Intrigued, I brought it home.  Then got creative, using it to dress up my candles!  

Here is what I did.

1.  Measure candle and mark height and width of candle on wire mesh.

2.  Using wire cutters, cut the wire to the correct size. I went a few inches bigger.

3.  The wire mesh comes wrapped in a long piece of wire.  Cut small piece of it to use as a "tie" and make a cylinder, overlapping rows.  It's tricky to get it not to be crooked.  I used needle nose pliers to help bend the "tie".

4.  Embellish.  Weave twine to create a monogram, add seasonal tags that can be swapped for the change in holidays, add ribbon, etc. 

Warning - make sure if you accessorize the wire that you keep embellishments away from the flame! I'm sure you know that but just in case, I don't want you to start a fire!  If you're a little accident prone, maybe try flameless candles. ;)

Since I love to re-purpose things, especially DIY...I also love them on our glass cannisters which aren't labeled.  Cannister cozies!

More pics...

I was one of the bloggers selected by True Value to work on the DIY Squad. I have been compensated for my time commitment to the program as well as my writing about my experience. I have also been compensated for the materials needed for my DIY project. However, my opinions are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments.

Let's see the last of your DIY Holiday Highlights!

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L.Duncan@Home23DuncanBoys said...

me likey! I wonder if they would look just as good painted gold?! For some reason I'm loving gold at the moment!

Have a happy new year roeshel!

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures/Treasured Moments said...

Amazing what a little wire can do to make something better. I like the clothes pin attachment alot. Thanks for sharing.

Nikki ~ I will follow U Back! said...

These are totally sweet!! I hope you link up with me today too.


Thanks ~ Nikki

My Serendipity said...

Who would have thought that wire could be so gorgeous! I love it!

NanaDiana said...

You are SOOOO creative. True Value knew what they were doing when they picked you~ Could you build me a "cage" big enough to contain a couple of grandkids? Just askin' xxoo Diana

Shanty 2 Chic said...

I LOVE these!! Great thinking!! I will so be copying... If I can find that stuff :-) LOVE!!


Kindra-At Home With K said...

I got this saved to my favorites! Thanks so much for the inspiration! So cute!

Stacy said...

I love this! Very creative :) What a beautiful centerpiece!!!

Single Stone Studios said...

LOVE this project. I can see it in SO many different types of decor. Love it. Gotta try this one!!

TheCraftInMe said...

Love the wire, it adds so much creative interest!

Carla Marie said...

These are so cute! Love them, I might have to go get some Hardware cloth and make something cute for our house! Thanks for sharing the fun idea!

JC's Loft said...

I'm shaking my head in disbelief!!!!! So stinkn cute : )


Rhiannon said...

looks fab!

Janet said...

What a creative use of wire. You did a beautiful job putting together your centerpiece! I love it!

Carmie of the Single Nester said...

Ooh! Hardware Cloth! I am going to have to try this.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i am tapped out of holiday ideas for now, but i wanted to say i love the hurricanes! they look awesome! you always have great ideas, roeshel. keep them coming!

sarah said...

Loved your centerpiece and especially the addition of the vintage alarm clock. Nice touch!

Heather said...

This is terrific! I may have to make up some of these!

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

I love how unique it is- and super pretty! Thanks for sharing the details, I'll be linking.

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