Garden Danglers

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Every garden needs a little bling.  I love creating things from wire, marbles, old cds, keys and more.  Danglers will sparkle in the sun and are only limited by your own imagination.

This garden suncatcher is made using copper wire, marbles, flat marbles and 2 old cd’s.  Hang it in the garden and watch the sun reflect off the cd.

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Using Crafters Goop glue the 2 cd’s together (shiny side out).  Be sure to let this dry and then drill 4 holes (one at the top and 3 at the bottom).  Using copper wire (purchased from hardware stores) make the 4 danglers as needed. I used marbles but you could use sea shells, polished rocks, old jewelry etc.  Cover the center hole with a flat sided marble and I added 2 other flat sided marbles at the bottom (both sides).

garden danglers from copper wire, and marbles at craftygardener.ca

These long danglers look great hanging on trees, shrubs or even hanging from the eaves trough.  It is made using some copper wire and some old marbles. I bought about 2 meters of copper wiring from the hardware store, stripped off the outer layer and had 7 lengths of copper wire inside. After unwinding the wiring I had 7 pieces of copper wire about 2.5 meters each in length. You need to start at the bottom and coil the wire around the first marble, which will keep it in place. I then coiled the wire around a small piece of pipe to get the coils between the first and second marble. When I had attached the five marbles I made a hook at the top to fasten over a tree branch. This makes a great decoration to hang on a tree, from the edge of a pergola, or on the edge of an umbrella.

garden danglers from fishing line, beads and flat gems at craftygardener.ca   garden danglers from fishing line, beads and flat gems at craftygardener.ca

Decide how long you want the dangler to be and cut a piece of fishing line that length. Be sure to include extra for the top loop.  If you have an interesting item for the end, fasten that on first. In one of mine I use a piece of quartz rock wrapped in wire.  Use flat sided gems, beads, interesting buttons, or pieces from old jewelry. The 2 flat gems are glued back to back over the fishing line.

garden danglers from fishing line, beads and flat gems at craftygardener.ca

Tie a loop at the top of the fishing line so that it will fasten to the window with a suction cup.

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