What You Need
- Measuring tape
- 12-gauge wire
- Wire cutters
- Broom handle or dowel
- Needle-nose pliers
- Drill with drill bit, fit to size of wire
- Small wood slice (ours is 4-1/2 x 1 inch)
Step 1: Cut Wire
Measure desired length of wire, and cut with wire cutters. We made our tallest piece of wire 10 inches.
Step 2: Shape Wire
Wrap wire tightly around the end of a broom handle 3-4 times. Remove and bend inside of curl in with pliers to tighten the coil. Straighten the tail-end of the wire so it stands upright in the wood block.
Step 3: Prep Wood
Drill a hole in the wood slice the same size as your wire. Only drill about halfway through the wood slice.
Step 4: Insert Wire
Insert wire into hole. Bend wire stem to create fun shapes and sizes.
Step 5: Repeat and Finish
Repeat Steps 1-4 to make several more wires of various lengths and shapes. Once your wood slice has 4-5 wires, line them up to visualize your design. Remove and put a dab of glue on the end of each wire. Return to the drilled holes and let dry. Add photos of friends, family, and fun times for a custom desk accessory.