I don't know about you, but I've been basically looking forward to Halloween since New Year's Eve. It's such a fun holiday! Candy, ghosts, and ghouls - oh my! Even though I absolutely adore All Hallow's Eve, I'll be the first to admit that the decor can end up on the tackier side of things. Ever on the hunt for classy Halloween decor, I decided to go glam instead. Ditch the traditional black and orange in favor of gold and glitz!
I'm going to be honest and say that there have been times where I just want to rip the shade right off my lamp. It might not fit right. Or it might not look right. Or I hate the fabric, but am too busy to change it. Ever wondered what the lamp would look like without the shade and just the bare-bones wire?
Create a unique piece of art, using only the materials above. No paint brush, markers, or pens required. This DIY art piece's main material is copper wire. Check it out.
Give tabletop decor a new use and a warm-weather-appropriate makeover with this awesome DIY idea!
As this is office month here on the Curb, we've decided it was time to subdue the wire & cable beast. We're not using swords, whips or potions to do it either. Nope, we're using our smarts. Our DIY smarts, that is.
Ah...the wireless era! We're almost there, really, but it's taking too long. Why does the back of my desk have to look like an initiation test for a bomb squad?
Is this a gender issue? I mean, do guys find this photo appealing? Even Attractive? (Ed. - absolutely not.)
Why did a box filled with electrical cords in our recent garage sale yielded the highest profit in the shortest amount of time?
Bread clips as power cord labels. Doesn't get much simpler or clever...er. Unplggd also suggests using them to label your cords at both ends so you don't have to do the 'tug test'. You know, when you
The Random Light by Moooi has inspired many a DIY variation (including this cool hemp version), but this is the first time I've seen the aesthetic translated into wire--and I love it! It's a perfect statement piece for just about any style interior from contemporary to farmhouse, eclectic to modern. Of course, the best part is you can make it yourself!
This lamp casts gorgeous light, no? Can you guess what it's made out of?
A perfect little gift for every bookworm you know, this lovely star bookmark requires very few supplies, most of which you probably already have! Here they are:
Kate Pruitt's fun, modern wire flowers simply spring to life in this simple shelf project, perfect for sprucing up entryways, hallways, landings, or a kid's room.
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.
Admit it: you haven't really cleaned up from New Year's Eve yet...which is a good thing, cause you don't have to go digging through the trash to grab those little wire thingys that keep your champagne cork under control to make one of these adorable chairs.
All you need is a bottle's leftovers and a pair of needlenose pliers. Have at it, and Happy New Year.
Here's a clever and useful way to reuse those ineffective wire hangers that come from the dry cleaners: a repositionable book or magazine rack. Don't be alarmed, the instructions are in Portuguese, but the photos make the process clear. Or, if you speak Portuguese, don't be alarmed, because you can read the instructions.
This trick is a classic: Instructable-maker Condongolev highlights the basic, but clever, technique of sliding cables, cords, and wires in that tiny groove between the carpet and the wall. Just extend the wire, and use a pointed, but blunt object (like a broken pencil) to push it into the little space. Works great for speaker wire, coax cable, power supplies, etc.
"WireTracks CM kits turn regular crown molding into removable wiring channels that you can use to hide low voltage or electrical cables (check your local codes). They can be used for simple jobs such as getting wiring from the front of a home theater to the back. Or, they can be installed throughout a building to give building owners the ability to run wiring between any two points that are...
Garland isn’t just for holidays anymore. Here’s a very easy, fast and economical way to make custom-made decorative garland.
What I used.
24 gauge beading wire
Large and small glass beads (The thing to keep in mind for this project is that the holes in your beads have to be large enough to accommodate TWO widths of your wire.)
What I did.
1. Using my wire cutter, I cut a length of wire–about 2 feet long, in this case.
2. I threaded a...