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Christmas sleigh made from 2.5mm tie wire

Jamespeter100
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Christmas sleigh made from 2.5mm tie wire

Pictures of the final item, followed by some instructions. 

Just spotted a video icon, so will try to add a video later.

Making a sleigh from wire sold at Bunnings. Note, keep the material clear of candles, don't leave them unattended.Making a sleigh from wire sold at Bunnings. Note, keep the material clear of candles, don't leave them unattended.With succulents. The problem, is if multiple candles are used, people will bet on with candle causes the rest to catch fire first.With succulents. The problem, is if multiple candles are used, people will bet on with candle causes the rest to catch fire first.Bending the wire segments. After bending the wire with pliers, it was found that the lengths wouldn't be the same. Hence, here, 22mm holes have been drilled with a spade bit, and 22mm dowel used. The segents will be the right lengths.Bending the wire segments. After bending the wire with pliers, it was found that the lengths wouldn't be the same. Hence, here, 22mm holes have been drilled with a spade bit, and 22mm dowel used. The segents will be the right lengths.Started off too high, so allow enough room.Started off too high, so allow enough room.All done.All done.The bottom section. Now to find a larger round item, for the larger diameter circle.The bottom section. Now to find a larger round item, for the larger diameter circle.The "S" links.The "S" links.The larger "S" links.The larger "S" links.It was found, that a rod with a hold drilled in the end was handy. The wire could be caught in the rod, and actively wound around the dowel.It was found, that a rod with a hold drilled in the end was handy. The wire could be caught in the rod, and actively wound around the dowel.220IMG_7836.JPGOver time, have found the maximum amount of contact area is required, hence the double loop.Over time, have found the maximum amount of contact area is required, hence the double loop.For a container, a milk drink container. Here, the width of the sleigh is adjusted to suit the container.For a container, a milk drink container. Here, the width of the sleigh is adjusted to suit the container.Using the end of a pallet, and hanging the items that need to sit vertically.Using the end of a pallet, and hanging the items that need to sit vertically.Another photo, if the sides don't hang perpendicular, to the cross members, pegs can be used as weights.Another photo, if the sides don't hang perpendicular, to the cross members, pegs can be used as weights.Now for the arrangement. If using flowers, there is floral art foam. Notice that the top of the foam is above the edge.Now for the arrangement. If using flowers, there is floral art foam. Notice that the top of the foam is above the edge.Picked some spring flowering Chrysanthemums.Picked some spring flowering Chrysanthemums.A cheat, just cut the flowers to the same length.A cheat, just cut the flowers to the same length.Start with the middle and work out.Start with the middle and work out.Both sides done.Both sides done.To mound the candle, tooth picks have been used, and inserted into holes made with a drill.To mound the candle, tooth picks have been used, and inserted into holes made with a drill.FInsished. Hangon, need some pine cones.FInsished. Hangon, need some pine cones.Thin wire is used, and wrapped around the bits of the cone. To get the white snow effect, white glue that bunnings sell, with salt on the top.Thin wire is used, and wrapped around the bits of the cone. To get the white snow effect, white glue that bunnings sell, with salt on the top.A picture to show the wire wrapped around the cone.A picture to show the wire wrapped around the cone.WIth the pine cones added.WIth the pine cones added.Opps, looks like Santa has an incident involving the sleigh. The Star Wars characters are on hand to help out.Opps, looks like Santa has an incident involving the sleigh. The Star Wars characters are on hand to help out.Some more random pictures.Some more random pictures.Here, starting to get the band back together.Here, starting to get the band back together.Some other thihgs that can be made with wire. Not many know, Storm Troppers are clasic pianists. This is a bit like Dave Brubeck, can't read music.Some other thihgs that can be made with wire. Not many know, Storm Troppers are clasic pianists. This is a bit like Dave Brubeck, can't read music.Little drummer stromtropper.Little drummer stromtropper.Just a length of wire folded back on it's self.Just a length of wire folded back on it's self.Oh no, one of the space men has been ran over.Oh no, one of the space men has been ran over.All good, recovered, and will continue toy deliveries.All good, recovered, and will continue toy deliveries.Time to go and fold some more "COBOL" coding forms.Time to go and fold some more "COBOL" coding forms.

Walter
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Re: Christmas Sleigh made from 2.5mm dia gal tie wire.

Oh, WOW @Jamespeter100 

 

I love it. Creative, and I absolutely love the ideas. 

 

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MitchellMc
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Re: Christmas Sleigh made from 2.5mm dia gal tie wire.

Those are super cool @Jamespeter100 and just in time for some Christmas crafting. I love the addition of the Storm Troopers, as they really animate the setting.

 

Many thanks for sharing such detailed instructions for our members to follow. My daughter has just seen this over my shoulder, and it looks like I'll be making a sleigh or two.

 

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Noyade
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Re: Christmas Sleigh made from 2.5mm dia gal tie wire.

Simply superb! :smile:

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KatieC
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Re: Christmas sleigh made from 2.5mm tie wire

You are well and truly ready for the holiday season! Very creative @Jamespeter100 you are a wiz with wire. 

 

Katie

 

 

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Jamespeter100
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Re: Christmas sleigh made from 2.5mm tie wire

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 Done with “Tom Boy” stitch. When the children visited on the last day of October, they each received a flower. (Each year I have some craft item.) The flower is made by first pushing the top boy stitch along the wire. After this, curling the wire around some 22mm dowel, and then spreading the petals. 

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