Baling wire. We have a ton of it. There must be uses for it, right? Other than being wrapped around hay bales, I mean.
So one day I gathered a piece of wire right off the haybale, a pair of wire cutters, and my needle-nosed pliers. A curlicue on the end, a bend here and there, some measuring, and this was born:
What is it, you ask? It's a photo holder for my desk:
You're right, that's a postcard, not a photo - used for illustrative purposes only.
I was inspired by this little widget:
Baling wire can hold just about anything to just about anything. Short lengths of baling wire are wrapped around the top bar of our swingset and hold S hooks that then hold the hummingbird feeders.
I've used lengths of baling wire as marshmallow toasters. Just stick a marshmallow on one of the pointed ends and hold over a bonfire for ooey-gooey goodness.
I even found an ebook about wire crafts that's free to download. Several of the projects would be great for baling wire.
As a last resort you can take your rusty baling wire to the metal recycler. My son-in-law says it's classed as "miscellaneous steel."
I'm sure there are other uses for this endless resource. Have you made anything from baling wire?
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