Are you ready to trim the tree? Or do you need some quick gifts for co-workers, teachers or friends? I've got you covered with some simple and fun ornaments made using coiled wire. The shapes in this tutorial are a wreath, candy cane and icicle.
To make a coil, leave a short tail of straight wire to hold on to and wrap the wire around your mandrel or rod. You don’t need to be super precise but try to keep each wrap close to the prior one to make la coil or spring. Slide the coil off the rod when complete.
Use one side of the straight wire to make a hanging loop and the other to secure the ends of the coil together. Glue on beads, ribbon or other wire shapes to finish the ornament.
Candy cane coiled wire ornaments are a treat for all ages. To make, elongate a coil and shape it with a shepherd’s hook on one end.
Wire icicles are super easy to make and help add a bit of unexpected sparkle to Christmas. Start with a coil. Pull the ends apart slowly until you have a long wavy coil. Make a loop and add a wire hanger. If you have a longer tail of wire, make the loop fancy with additional curls or coils.
Bend wire hooks to hang your ornaments or add ones made from ribbon. You can also try making other shapes to decorate your wreaths.
I also have a video of how to coil the wire and make an icicle ornament.