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Juniper_Ann
« on: January 14, 2008 10:35:02 AM »

I want to make a giant (36-40" diameter) wreath out of twigs to hang over my bed.  I'd like to buy or make a wreath form to wire the twigs to. 

I went to Home Depot, but all they have is wire rope, which is flexible.

I went to Hobby Lobby.  They have wreath forms, but they're only about 20" diameter. 

I guess that if I really can't find anything else, I could make it out of wire hangers, but it's such a pain getting all the kinks out. 

Where can I get heavy, sturdy wire? 
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SpottedFrog
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2008 07:46:20 PM »

Go back to Home Depot, you want heavy duty conctete form tie wire Smiley, should be  a couple types of wire together in the same spot. The nice thing is it's about 30 yards for about $6. It's probably on the same aisle as the other wrong wire you already looked at- scour the shelves, last time I bought some it was way down at the floor.
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ragdoll193
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2008 07:56:56 PM »

home depot or lowe's should also have thick wire in with the cabinets and mirrors. I suppose it's used to hang things? I've gotten 14 gauge wire from there.
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« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2008 02:26:15 PM »

Thank you, Penlowe and Ragdoll193.  Y'all are awesome.
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« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2008 02:41:22 PM »

Yep, you want armature "concrete embedding" wire. I would go no smaller then 14 gauge. 12 gauge with cross-reinforcement between the circles will be sturdier, especially if you are going to hang this on your door or outside your house.
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