What does Wonderland's Alice have to do with Christmas? Absolutely nothing. Except that the same procedure with which I made her 'Drink me' bookmark I employed to make a more Christmas-y version. (PDFs of each design included.)
Aluminum wire. A jig. A pair of pliers. A LOT of crossing and bending. Probably some band aids.
Designer Kouichi Okamoto of Kyouei Design created "The Composistion Chair" using only a pair of pliers and a jig to bend aluminum wire. No bolts, soldering, reinforcements, screws, nails, glue, or welding required.
Those kids in high school that used to make hand-wound chainmail got nothing on this chair.
How's that for alliteration?! And how's this project for awesomeness: easy-to-make DIY cookie cutters!? With just an aluminum baking pan and free clip art, Carolyn from Juggling Frogs created her own camel cookie cutter. And, she provides the how-to here so you can ape her technique and bend some up for yourself. I think my first round will be Eames lounges and atomic ball clocks.
Careful with those sharp edges!
The possible applications for these peel-and-stick metal tiles from Chemetal are endless! The 4" tiles come in brushed aluminum, satin aluminum or light stainless aluminum. They don’t need grout and they can be cut with basic tools you have around the house. Available at interior51, they're sold in packs of 54 for 79 bucks. You can also buy a sample pack that includes one of each style for $9. Via.
According to ATOM (the Aluminum Tree and Ornament Museum), occasionally an aluminum tree can be found in the wild. This rare specimen was spotted at the lip of the Grand Canyon in 2004. Extraordinary!!!!
(Photo by Ayn Claybome).