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Wire Organizer

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Introduction

Whether your work space is an office or a garden shed, this wall-mounted wire organizer can help maintain order.

Wire Organizer How-To
1) Wrap 14-gauge wire tightly around a 1/2-inch wooden dowel 3 times to create a loop; measure 5 inches along wire, and repeat, continuing to wrap and measure until you have 5 loops along 20 inches of wire. Snip off excess at first and last loops.

2) Form a diamond shape: Bend wire at loops, overlapping first and last. Using flat-nose pliers, twist 28-gauge wire around overlapped loops to secure. Repeat to make 3 more diamonds. Using nails, hang diamonds on wall in a larger diamond configuration. Slip in business cards, photographs, seed packets, and anything else you want to have handy.

Source
The Martha Stewart Show, September 2008

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Reviews (8)

  • Sheryll 4 Jan, 2011

    Too hard for me to bend the wire and have it look good.

  • mybelle1 4 Jan, 2011

    It looks like they're using dark annealed steel wire, which is much stronger/harder than copper and aluminum, and will hold its shape. You can usually find it at hardware stores or farm supply stores...I think they use it for baling. Here's a link (wrong gauge, though): http://www.acehardwareoutlet.com/productdetails.aspx?sku=50601

  • Tuckstress 12 Dec, 2010

    What type of wire are people using? I used 14-gauge aluminum wire and had a hard time getting the wire to stay straight like it shows in the picture -- it's too soft. Other suggestions from those who got a nice finished product?

  • CraftyLadyTOO 8 Feb, 2009

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  • Carla99 28 Jan, 2009

    I would think wire coathangers would be a lot harder for some people to bend... I've used them to make hooks and a "Scrunchie" holder though...

  • janmans 28 Jan, 2009

    Being the 'cheap' kind of person, how about using wire hangers? I don't know what gauge they are, tho. There are different gauges I know. Anyway, you can probably find them at a garage sale or perhaps you have a bunch hiding in your closet.

  • gram300 28 Jan, 2009

    Southern Living Home has a similar hanging set and it is MUCH more expensive. Take a look at that website to see an additional arrangement.

  • lorigee 28 Jan, 2009

    that is such a neat and simple idea, thanks! :-)