Give the aspiring author or poet in your life pretty notebooks or stationery showcased in a vintage wire file basket. These multifunctional pieces would also be great for gifting cookbooks, tea towels and craft supplies.
If you’re looking for a decor DIY that’s quick, easy and inexpensive, this one’s for you. Grab some copper wire, and start bending. These stylish signs provide an adorably effective way to save your seats all night.
Don't bag up your fallen leaves and send them to the landfill. Dump them into a wire bin instead and let them decompose. This DIY bin is 3' tall and 4' in diameter. According to author Michelle Balz, it can hold about as many leaves as you'd stuff into nine paper bags. Once the leaves settle, you'll have more room to add more. The resulting compost is called leaf mold, and while it's not as nutrient-rich as traditional compost, it's still a valuable amendment for improving your soil and helping retain moisture.
Give those extra wire hangers you have lying around a purpose by transforming them into a shoe storage apparatus. Savannah of Oh So Pretty the Diaries used pliers and yarn to turn wire hangers into a convenient way to hang her shoes.
Deep, pullout wire baskets allow items to be easily visible in this little boy's closet. Separate compartments give each type of item its own space so everything is at your fingertips. Photo courtesy of California Closets.
Bailing wire, found in most home improvement or packaging sections, is used for hanging or securing objects in place. Add a touch of industrial style to your table by unfurling bailing wire from its spool, then winding it into a 2-inch wide cylindrical shape.
Display books, knickknacks and other small items on this wired wheel from Restoration Hardware’s RH baby & child. Mount three horizontally or vertically for a dramatic, yet functional storage solution.
When autumn arrives, apples are the undisputed star. Nothing quite compares with a trip to a local orchard or farmers’ market where you can find fresh-picked fruit that’s juicy, crunchy and just plain wonderful. Like many seasonal favorites, apples typically fill a few tried-and-true roles in the kitchen. Of course, they’re terrific for eating out of hand, packing a powerful nutritious punch of fiber and Vitamin C. But apples can headline in a variety of uses that demand minimum prep or skill. Ready to take your apple eating to the next level? Check out some of our favorite ways to enjoy orchard-fresh apples.