This is a fun and easy thing to do with those little wire pieces that hold in a champagne cork. And with New Years Eve coming up, you know we'll have a few of those lying around!
The resulting tiny chair makes a cute little christmas ornament, or dollhouse furniture, or just an interesting little nicknack! And a neat way to save a momento from an important bottle of champagne (like from a wedding, hot date, or special event)
This is very easy, and some would say obvious, but when I first saw this done I thought it was so cool. And I figured you guys would too !
PS: We made little robots to sit in the chairs out of the corks yesterday.
Step 1: Materials
A wire champagne cork holder (similar to the one shown below) It needs to be one that the bottom wire is a separate piece from the twisted wires running down the sides.
And to bend it: Wire Pliers - bring a pair to your next New Years Party or sunday brunch, and you can be the life of the party!
Step 2: Disassembly
Remove the wire around the base by untwisting the two ends using wire pliers.
Carefully slide the wire out.
Step 3: The Legs
Curve the 4 'legs' inward to ensure the 'seat' is held securely. Turn it over and see if it sits straight. If not, play around with the legs until you have a pleasing chair like look.
Straighten the wire you removed as much as possible. (You can probably do better than I did here!)
Step 4: The Back
Shape your wire so it looks like the back of a chair. You can use any design -- here I imitated a cafe chair by twisting the center into a circle.
Obviously, the straighter you have made your wire, the neater the result will be.
Leave enough wire to attach to chair at both ends.
Step 5: Attach the Back
Attach the back to the back legs by tightly twisting the ends of the 'back' wires around the top two of the legs.
Step 6: Enjoy!
Enjoy your cute little chair!
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