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.

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Garnet Jenny Fulton
Past Member 5 years ago

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

Heidi Aubrey
Heidi Aubrey5 years ago

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?

Melissa L.
Melissa L5 years ago

Too cute!

Olga Lustosa
Olga Lustosa5 years ago

Very original idea.

Daphne H.
Daphne H5 years ago


Alicia N.
Alicia N5 years ago

c r e a t i v e!!!

Janna Spektor

interesting, thank you

Michele Wilkinson

Thank you

Bruno Moreira
Bruno Moreira5 years ago

noted thanks

Lisa Sears
Lisa Sears5 years ago

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