Wire Tree "Rusty Fruit"

Introduction: Wire Tree "Rusty Fruit"

I made this little thing out of some tangled welding wire, some nuts, and a nickel. I found the little tangled pile of welding wire, and decided that it didn't deserve to be thrown away, it had so many alternative uses...   After I untangled it, I twisted the wire into the shape of the trunk and branches. I made a small bend on the end of each 'branch' to keep the nuts from sliding off. I fit the 'trunk' into a large nut, flooded it with hot glue, then stuck a nickel to the bottom to keep it balanced.

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    7 Discussions

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    zascecs
    zascecs

    10 years ago on Introduction

    Really nice, it  would be even better if it was rusty...

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    nickodemus
    nickodemus

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    It's just a name. All "artists" name their work. And "Galvanized Fruit" just didn't fit.

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    zascecs
    zascecs

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    No, I'm serious. It would look better rusty. Especially  since trees have bark and rust looks kind of similar...

    ...idk. 

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    zascecs
    zascecs

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Hehe, I probably will...

    and I'll have to add step 9: Dunk your newly made tree in a bucket of water.... 

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    snarfnugget
    snarfnugget

    10 years ago on Introduction

    AWESOME "found art" sculpture.  I especially like the hidden nickel.