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Thursday, July 17, 2014

DIY: Wire Photo Stands

I recently hosted a big bash for my husbands 50th birthday party and decided to make my own 
photo stands to fill the tables with history and provoke funny stories and conversations.  
These were simple, functional, practically free, and great party favors for many guests.  
Here's what you need:
1.  Rebar Tie Wire, (from Home Depot, less than $5)
2.  Needle nose pliers, (the kind with a cutter)
3.  Rocks from the beach, preferably, flat bottomed
4.  Fun photos

 
The wire is easier to work with if it's straight.  So first (oops, one more thing you need)
wrap the wire around some sort of steel rod.  I just rummaged around the garage to find this one.
Then secure it to something that is permanently fixed to the ground, and walk out a few feet.
Give it a strong tug and cut it into 15"-30" lengths.
Wrap the wire like a present around the rock, bring up and twist the two pieces together.  
You can twist more to make taller and leave some short to have varying heights.

Then loop, twist some more, and curl away!  There is really no specific design you need to follow, 
just be free and make sure there are places for the photo to sit in.

Line them up on a table for a dinner party, or scatter them around side tables for great ice breakers.  
Have fun and happy twisting!  XO, Lori


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