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Make Your Own Twisted Wire Vase

Make Your Own Twisted Wire Vase

The charm is in imperfection. At Gardenista, we found many uses for these homemade, twisted wire frames, spotted via Luli. Here’s how to make your own using bendable wire, a pair of wire cutters, pliers, and twine:

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.


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.

Looking for more project inspiration? If so, visit Gardenista‘s DIY page.

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12:06PM PST on Feb 5, 2013

Such a beautiful project, these would make great gifts for special occasions or just to bring some cheer to someone's day.

2:07AM PST on Jan 31, 2013

Very cute, but I am not sure how practical it is. I mean the water has to be changed and what? You have to unwind the whole thing to get to the container?

12:41AM PST on Jan 26, 2013

Too cute!

6:33PM PST on Jan 25, 2013

Very original idea.

6:33AM PST on Jan 25, 2013


3:48PM PST on Jan 24, 2013

c r e a t i v e!!!

7:56AM PST on Jan 24, 2013

interesting, thank you

10:31AM PST on Jan 23, 2013

Thank you

9:21AM PST on Jan 22, 2013

noted thanks

7:55AM PST on Jan 22, 2013

What a fascinating idea! They're attractive, and look easy to make. Thanks.

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