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What a surprise I had when I saw this craft from my friend Rilla!  She is one of the most creative persons I know.  Every day she is crafting something wonderful and new for her Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts.  Each one is more ingenious than the next and frequently upcycles found objects to frugally create useful items that children will love!  Today she is sharing “How to Make Wire Rings from a very surprising source!” 

You can make easy copper wire rings from upcycled Easter egg dippers

Rilla found great deals from after-Easter store clearance.   Packages of Easter Egg Dye kits are always left over at deep discounts – filled with stickers, tattoos and dye.

She took the stickers and tattoos and included them in her pencil kits.  She took the dyes and colored some homemade chalk.  But when all was finished, she still had a stack of left over egg dippers.  I would have thrown them away just like I had in so many previous years!  But not Rilla.

She thought and thought and tested the flexibility of the wire.  She grabbed her tools and with some experimentation, was able to fashion Wire Rings 💍 made from those egg dippers!

For ideas on what to do with all those Plastic Easter Eggs, check out this post.

HOW to Make Jewelry Wire Rings:

Tools Needed:
  • Egg Dipper found in Easter Egg Dye Kits
  • 3 in 1 tool (found in the craft section at Wal-Mart or this set from Amazon)
  • something round approximately the size of your finger (Rilla used a marker)

Directions:

With your tool, carefully straighten out the dipper.

Step 2 in making easy copper wire rings tutorial

Measure the straightened wire (dipper) and cut with your tool (wire cutters) into 2-3 equal pieces.


step 3 in making easy copper wire rings tutorial

Lay your marker about the middle of one of the pieces of wire and wrap the wire around the marker (above picture). It won’t be the exact size you need right now, but you can form it better later.

How to make copper wire rings

Using the pliers, hold the ends of the wire one at a time and bend them to form a small loop or circle.

The rings 💍 are adjustable once you place them on your fingers.  The wire is very pliable but will not break.  She found she could could get 2-3 wire rings from just one dipper.

Wouldn’t this be a fun craft to do with a group – like scouts or older Sunday School children?  You could even make a bunch and add beads or glue small stones with E6000 glue..  How about selling some as a fundraiser?

Rilla makes lots of different upcycled crafts that frugally use the items she has around the house, or can get at clearance prices.  All of them are quality and fun items!

How to easily make wire rings from upcycled Easter egg dippers!

Thank you Rilla for sharing this craft with us today.

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