Style Up a Corner of Your Home with this Easy-Breezy Minimalist Little Project. Head on below to see how to DIY Wire Cactus.
The idea of making a cactus from a wire was initially inspired by this awesome awesome DIY project that I’ve stumbled upon on A Beautiful Mess. It’s this halo light pendant made by steel wire, which I loved so much, and decided to make one myself (mine’s with insulated copper wire, in blue). Just the light bulb, hanging there from the ceiling in my room, seemed kinda lonely and bored. And I love what this simple little update did. It’s sort of a minimalist pop of color, so it’s subtle, but it does make a statement and I love it.
Since I had the same insulated copper wire in black too I started thinking what else can this be used for. I first thought about making sort of a bulb with it, and sticking it in something, like a cork screw or something like that. But, then it hit me – a cactus. Okay, okay, loving it. But then the thorns, how do I make the thorns? I knew I’d use tassel as the flowers, but it took me a while to came up with a solution for the thorns. And I was thrilled beyond reason when I finally came up with it. Head on below to see the What-s & How-To-s of the DIY Wire Cactus.
DIY Wire Cactus.
– (Black) Insulated Copper Wire (my cactus is 22 cm / 8.7 inches tall, and I’ve used around 65 cm / 25 inches of the wire)
As far as I know, this could be it. Know that it’s important the wire to be bendable and able to stay bent.
In case they are too big, you can always cut them a little, to make them fit your needs.
– Cut Piece(s) of Wood
– Crafting Pliers
1. First just decide what shape you want the cactus to be, and then basically bend the wire until it looks like you planned it. You can even make a drawing on a piece of paper, like a blueprint to help you. If you have troubles bending it with your hands, then try with the pliers.
2. Once you turned your wire into Cactus (it’s not wine from water, but still, good job dude!), squeeze the wire through the tassels. In case the tassels kinda “slide” down the wire, secure them with a glue gun (pea-sized amount).
3. Cut the cable fasteners in 2 cm / 0.7 inches pieces, and then wrap each one around the wire. The both ends of the cable fasteners should be pointed out and noticeable to nail the thorn-resemblance.
4. Drill 2 holes in the pieces of wood (make sure that the wire fits the holes), put both ends of the wire cactus in them and donezo! You’ve got yourself a pretty minimalist wire cactus!