Thursday, May 20, 2010

No More Wire Hangers! but first you can use one to make a business card or place card holder


You can easily use a wire hanger and turn almost anything into a business card holder, place card holder or photo holder.

Here I use a little vintage child's block, but anything you can drill 2 holes in, will probably work!

What you need:

1. a wire hanger
2. wire cutters (I use these to cut sheet metal, so they are heavy duty, but smaller ones will work, too)
3. something round such as a foam brush handle, pencil, etc
4. a drill
5. your block or holder
6. your business card or photo


Using wire cutters cut 6-7" of straight wire
Wrap the wire tightly around your foam brush handle or pencil twice
Give a squeeze with a pair of pliers (I actually stepped on mine, but this seems more professional) to flatten your wires
Mark your drill holes by measuring each side of your handle (or whatever you used as your rolling template)
Drill 2 holes, push in your wire ends, add your business card

You can use the same wire technique to make place card holders or recipe card holders out of your salt and pepper shakers- if the wire hanger wire is too thick, you can use 18 gauge wire from the hardware store or you can even cut down large safety pins! Just use a round winding template that is the thickness of the space in between the holes.

5 comments:

Sherry said...

I love this so much that I am actually going to make some today!

xoSherry

BEadECLECTIC said...

Great idea!

red or gray art said...

wonderful idea .. such fun ! I enjoyed looking around your space here

Anonymous said...

YES !!! I made the Blog if only in script !!
Thanks Cat
Luv CJM - currently going to the Beach w/ kella

ArtSnark said...

cool idea