Friday, August 16, 2013

Naturally (Raffia?) Wired Candle Holder


                                                                    


I'm sure all of you have passed over this item frequently in the floral department of craft stores. I've done it myself and each time I think, I'm going to make something out of that one day.  Well the day is here and I've come up with a quick and easy décor item you can make for a summer/autumn gathering or just give as a gift. 

Forty feet of wire wrapped in what looks like a rusty brown shade of raffia or a floral green shade called Naturally Wired for a mere couple of dollars (using a coupon) turned out to be a crafter's delight!

All you need to make this quirky looking candle holder is a vessel to wrap the wired around, needle nose wire cutter, and the naturally wired.  THREE items!  And it only takes a few minutes to do!




Step One:  Roll the wire around a round, smooth, and sturdy vessel approximately eight times.  I would recommend using something slightly smaller than the candle holder you want to display. This way you can wrap the wire tighter and then once you slide it off, the coils will open wider and fit better.  You can adjust the coils as you like.

Step Two:  Wrap a single wire around the candle holder you are planning to use so that it will fit.  This will be the base.  Cut and close the ends.  (The raffia had a tendency to unravel at the ends.  You can  put a little glue on it or leave as is).




Step Three:  Slide the coiled wire from the vessel, keeping the coils together and insert the single coil through the loops and close the ends together.



Step Four:  Spread the coils down and around forming a circular shape by pressing down.



Step Five:  Place the candle in the center of the base. And with the palms of both hands,

(This looks adorable flat, too!)

gently lift the sides of the loops around the candle. And  .  .  .Voila!


                                             Easy peasy?  Yes!




These airy candle holders will surely add a lovely rustic touch to your autumn table settings or festive gatherings!  Hope you'll make some soon!


Take a little time to enjoy!






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13 comments:

  1. Oh Gail I love this! And...I happen to have some of that stuff and I've never messed with it! Can't even remember what I got it for!!

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  2. I LOVE this proejct...simply beautiful! :D

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  3. Those are so pretty Gail! I love their rustic look... perfect for fall.

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  4. Over through Kathe With an E blog hop. I have some of that exact wire left from a previous project, I will try to make one these! for what it's worth

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  5. That is such a clever idea, I have plenty of raffia but not the wire stuff. I planned on knitting a raffia bag three years ago It's about a third done, turns out it was very scratchy to knit with now I am waiting for sprong to use it to make you flower port people.

    Thanks for linking at Freaking awesome Fridays.

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  6. Great idea fir the rafia wire. I have used it before to wrap something but never free-formed it. Very clever!

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  7. huh, would have never thought of that. I want to see even more crafts using this. Thanks so much! Loving your blog! New follower here, hoping you'll stop by my blog and say hello and follow back :)
    http://thecraftiestallie.blogspot.com/

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  8. Nice idea! So simple, clever and fun. Can't beat it!

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  9. How fun and clever is this. I love it. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  10. This is so so clever! I don't know if I have the patience for this, but it is great looking!
    Jenna

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  11. Love it...what a great idea! Thanks for sharing at The Scoop!...hugs...Debbie

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  12. Very cool project! Thanks for sharing at Krafty Inspiration Thursday – I will be featuring it at tomorrow’s party!
    Have a lovely evening!
    Maria @ Krafty Cards etc.
    http://kraftycardsetc.blogspot.com/

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