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.
(graphics courtesy http://graphicsfairy.blogspot.com/)
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!
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.
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