Electrical wire is one of those “Aha!” materials that, once you’ve tried using it, will become a go-to in your crafting repertoire. Let’s talk about electrical wire’s positive traits: It’s colorful, flexible, and easily holds whatever shapes you put it in. Plus, you’re likely to have some leftover electrical wire lying around your toolbox or basement, making projects using the stuff nearly cost-free.
Joanne Palmisano, author of Salvage Secrets (published by W.W. Norton) and blogger (Salvagesecretsblog.com), created these flower ornaments using scraps of electrical wire. It’s a great project for tweens, teens or anyone who believes in flower power. Joanne shows us how to make these adorable ornaments.
Materials & Tools
Scraps of electrical wire (bendable)
Wire cutters (or heavy duty scissors)
Hot glue gun
Extra large button or other piece for center (shown here: part of an old belt)
Find more DIY ideas like this one:
• How to Make a Wreath from Electrical Wire, Berries and Pinecones
• How to Make Peace-Sign Ornaments
• How to Make Midcentury Modern Christmas Decorations
• How to Make a Fringed Christmas Tree Centerpiece