Friday, March 15, 2013

For the love of wire

I have become a huge fan of Amy Duncan's blog, Four Corners Design.  She's had many posts that just made my jaw drop.  The first one was how to make wire baskets from hardware cloth (here).  I commented back in September how much I wanted to try this out, got around to it in January, and am now finally posting it here in March.

Back in September I was looking for vintage wire baskets to add to the doors that hide the furnace in the studio.  I couldn't find anything the right size and shape.  Following Amy's directions I made the size that that made me happy.

Then in February Amy blogged again with an idea to make a her own wire cloche (here) and as I read the post I remembered all the square scraps I had left over from the baskets.  

They make the cutest little wire cages... now what to do with them?

Still haven't figured that out, but I did make some square ones too.

Thanks Amy for the fantastic inspiration and tutes!


amy of four corners design said...

these are fantastic! I'm glad you could customize the size of the basket to fit exactly what you wanted...and I love the mini-cloches from the leftovers...mounted on those wooden spools...with a little easter grass and a chocolate egg...looks like easter dinner place cards to me!

Blessings from Cindy said...

These are such wonderful ideas@@ Love the little ones, as well as the baskets! I shared about winning your giveaway a week ago! Thanks so much again.

Jane said...

Hi Angie,
I came over from Amy's blog and just wanted to let you know how much I loved your mini cloches!! Love the little curly cues on top!!

Carol said...

Hi Angie,
I'm over from Amy's blog too. Just love what you've made and now I'm feeling even more inspired than I was when Amy made hers. I'll give your blog a good check out now.

CraftyHope said...

SO COOL!! Thanks for sharing these with us. I'm in absolute awe.

Refresh Renew said...

I LOVE your little baskets! They will make great Christmas ornaments! tie some burlap as a hanger...spraypaint white...soo cute! Going to attempt! Your round ones are so crisp!-aimee

Anonymous said...

Put over a little climbing plant they would be cute too. I'm going to make some bigger ones for that myself.