Friday, December 18, 2015

Rustic Wire Ornament Stand

Here's a sweet and simple wire ornament stand that you can make in 2 little minutes.  The best part: no tools needed!



Feature a favorite ornament on your mantel, or make a whole bunch of them as a different style of table centerpiece.

I used some garden wire that was in a big tangle, 'cause I was going for rustic.  (But you can use any wire, 22 gauge or thicker.)



Ready?  Let's make it!

Cut 1-2 feet of wire.  (The length depends on how tall your ornament is.)  Wrap one end around something round to make a circle.



Bend the wire sideways so it lies across the center of the circle.




At the halfway point, bend the wire straight up in the air.



About 1-2 inches from the wire end, make a downward bend like so:



Then at the very tip, make another upward bend for the hook.



If your ornament is flat, here's the look you're going for:




If the ornament is three dimensional, i.e. round or puffy, your stand should look more like this, with extra room for the ornament's girth:



Now add a little twine bow...



Done!  Aren't they easy?!




Here's one with a bigger, swoopier bow, so cute...



Experiment with ribbon, yarn, or other fibers to make the look your own.  Oh, and if you use new, un-kinked wire, your little stand will look less rustic, more sleek.

Stability tip: since most ornaments are light, you can get away with a 2-3 inch base circle.  For heaftier ornaments, widen it to 4-5 inches, and/or use heavier wire.

Later, creators!


8 comments:

  1. This is super pretty Mich :) Good idea for other creative thingies display as well. Thanks for sharing with us!
    Have great holidays season!

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  2. Wow! I haven't seen you in the linky part at FineCraftGuild for ages! Thx for coming back and sharing!!

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  3. Just discovered how to make an inexpensive centerpiece for my table. (Ornaments for Christmas, other things for other times of the year.) You're the best, Michelle. :-)

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    1. Aw! Thank you, Suzanne, what a sweet comment. Yes, I was thinking along the same lines...Valentines Day, here we come! Happy season to you!

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  4. This is such a pretty and original idea! And who would have thought to repurpose wire in such a cool way. Thanks for sharing wih us and Happy Holidays!

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  5. Merry Merry dahling. Love this idea and featuring when my party opens. Truly inspired (as always)

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