My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Wire baubles

Roll the wire into a ball

Roll the wire into a ball

Making a wire ball

Roll the ball between your palms. Start by rolling lightly to make a large loose ball.

Wire baubles

The harder you roll the ball the smaller and tighter the end result.

For a two toned wire:

Pull the wire between the scissors and your thumb as if to curl ribbon.

Hold the wire between the pad of your thumb and the blunt upper side of your scissors and pull like you would to curl ribbon. This scrapes some of the colour from the wire creating a two toned wire.

Roll the wire into a ball.

Roll the wire into a ball.

To hang:

Thread grass, ribbon string or twigs through the baubles.

Thread grass, ribbon string or twigs through the baubles.

Or create a hook:

Tuck the one end of the wire.

Find the loose end and pull on it to extend.

Bend the wire to create a hook.

Bend the wire to create a hook.

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