Wire Wrapped and Beaded Picnic Utensils

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By: Candace Jedrowicz

If you love easy summer crafts then you’ll love this project. This project is perfect for a summer picnic – no need to worry about bugs this year! Soak up the sun with this cool craft.

Picnic Craft Ideas
Picnic Craft Ideas

 

Materials:

 Plastic flatware
 18 gauge wire – 8″ per flatware piece
 Assorted beads
 Focal bead

Instructions:

1. Make a small spiral in one end of the wire.

 

Picnic Craft Ideas
Picnic Craft Ideas

 
2. Think of the smallest part of the spiral as the center of the handle. Make a bead trap by creating a sharp bend away from the center, sliding on a bead and bending the wire sharply back toward the center.

 

Picnic Craft Ideas
Picnic Craft Ideas

 

3. Pin the spiral at the top of the handle with your thumb as you wrap the wire around the handle. Slide on a bead.

 

Picnic Craft Ideas
Picnic Craft Ideas

 

4. Trap the bead with a sharp bend away from the center. Bend the wire to the center and slide on your focal bead.

 

Picnic Craft Ideas
Picnic Craft Ideas

 

5. Wrap the wire around the handle, slide a bead on and trap it with a sharp bend away from the center. Wrap the remaining wire into a spiral and center it. The wire will slide off easily to be reused or re-purposed. I wrapped mine around the strings on my blinds.

 

Picnic Craft Ideas
Picnic Craft Ideas