We’re taking a break from Christmas in July to join in with our monthly Thrift Store Upcycle Blog Hop! This piece of wood holds a lot of memories! It’s not actually reclaimed barn wood. It’s from my great-grandparent’s home! (Scroll down to see a photo of the old house before it completely fell down.) A few years ago my dad and I went down to see if we could salvage anything. We came back with a load of wood that looked like this.
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Supplies for Reclaimed Barn Wood Air Plant Display
- reclaimed barn wood
- copper wire
- ring mandrel
- sawtooth hanger
This was a completely free project! I already had everything in my studio. The copper wire was left over from another project that was finished YEARS ago. No packaging so I’m not sure exactly what size it is. This project doesn’t take much wire at all so I would recommend that you do the same thing… use up your scraps!
All that to say that the size of hole depends on the size of the wire. Start with a smaller size drill bit, test to see if the wire fits, then drill again if needed.
Wrap the wire around a ring mandrel or any cylinder about that size.
Straighten the ends of the wire so they will fit straight into the holes. Add a little E6000 to each end and stick them in the holes.
All that’s left now is to add a hanger on the back and the air plant on the front!
I thought you might like to see where the wood came from. I took these pictures of the old house with a Polaroid camera when I was in high school!
I was in a painting class and I wanted to use them as models. Now I’m really glad that I took the photos. I miss the old house. But now I have a piece of it in my new house!
And now for more thrifty goodness!
Check out what my fellow upcyclers created below!
‘Til the next project,