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Crafty ideas to use wire for home decor projects

Inexpensive and easy to use, there are so many ways to use wire to create your own home decor accessories. I've scoured the Internet looking for crafty ideas to use wire for craft and decor projects and have found plenty. Whether your style is uber-trendy or vintage chic, you're sure to find a wire project that you can try.


South African artist, Chocolat Negro, creates wonderful designs using wire. This wire mirror frame has so much detail and is made using various thicknesses of wire.

The quantum table is just one example of how versatile wire is for various projects in and around the home. Taking its shape from quantum physics, wire is woven to create a sturdy table base.

Another creation by South African artist, Chocolat Negro. This delicate wire teacup and saucer, with its rusty patina, is the perfect decor a accessory for vintage or shabby chic style.

I really love these wire cuckoo clocks. Crafted using thin gauge wire that you can buy in a roll at Builders Warehouse, and left to rust, they add vintage style or a quirky touch to an vignette or wall display.

Wire wall art with names, sayings and pretty shapes are always a favourite, are an easy and inexpensive way to add a personal touch to a bedroom when made with children's names. All you need to make wire art is a pair of round-nose and needle-nose pliers.

Wire birdhouses are so cute and continue to be trendy, whether your style is modern or vintage. And you don't have to be traditional and pop in a birdy or two... I have seen wire birdcages with butterflies, and used as plant containers.

A new idea for using wire that I came across, is as curtain tiebacks. These gorgeous wire tiebacks look oh so delicate, but are actually quite sturdy. How gorgeous would these look to hold back soft drapes hanging from a window or bed!

I recently discovered how easy it is to make your own wire mesh baskets and will definitely making these - and rolled newspaper - baskets for my home.

Wire baskets, whether woven or with added chicken wire, are a vital element for rustic decor and shabby chic. Making your own wire baskets is easy once you gain experience in working with wire.

Always a pretty touch, wire picture frames dress up a vintage dresser or a gallery wall.

This contemporary table lamp is made of a steel frame with wire mesh and square steel rods for legs. If you own a Dremel VersaFlame, you may be surprised to learn that you can use this for basic welding. See our cutlery chandelier for more details.

Wire chandeliers, whether put into use as lighting or for decorative display, can be simple or grand. Taking on a large-scale chandelier is not everyone's cup of tea, but if you love working with your hands and crafting something from nothing, the results are amazing.

Enough already! So many crafty ideas and ways to use wire and more than enough to inspire you to get crafting with wire.


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