This project began with purging the game cabinet. Why would any family need three cribbage boards? (I don’t even know how to play.) Before tossing into the “donate” box I thought I’d have some fun by poking some of my handmade wire holders into the holes of one of the boards. I added some handmade paper tape and here is the simple result, a place to keep all that stuff that gets piled up on our chalkboard ledge- lists, coupons, fire department calendar and more. It makes a whimsical-yet-practical display. I will add more wires as needed over time.
While I had my pliers and wire out I wanted to show you how easy it is to make a container displays with the wire holders. There are so many container possibilities from teacups to cigar boxes, the sky’s the limit. Place a piece of floral foam in the container and cover with burlap, moss or any substance you can easily poke wire through. I used a sweet little biscuit tin found at Summer Cottage Antiques in Petaluma.
I added foam, moss and wires. Then tucked in a little bit of this and a little bit of that. (I have tons of this and that!) And that’s all there is to it. Imagine all the things you could display. And when you’re done displaying one, pull out the wires and make another in a different container with different goodies.