In this Finds of the Week post from a while back I showed you some vintage cheese graters that I thrifted.
I knew exactly what I wanted to do with them, but didn’t know how I was going to do it.
There were three sets of three graters with three different sizes of holes.
This is pretty much the story of my repurposing life. lol. I can often see the end result long before I know how to get there, and sometimes I never get there… but it’s fun trying.
Then one day at the hardware store I saw this….
beautiful shiny flexible, but strong, copper wire….
and I knew this wasn’t going to be one of those never times.
All I needed for this project was three graters, my lovely copper wire, and some needle nose pliers.
To start I had to stabilize my graters so I wrapped the corners with thin strips of painters tape.
Then I joined the graters, one corner at a time, with the copper wire by wrapping it around…
and around three times… making sure it was tight enough to be secure, but not too tight.
Then I just used my pliers to press the ends in nice and snug underneath.
I found some chain in my stash to use for hangers, and I ran the copper wire through the bottom loop of the chain on the second time around.
Then I wrapped the copper wire around just like the bottom corners.
Here’s one done.
This pewter hummingbird tealight holder from my stash fits perfectly in the bottom, and it slides out easily if it ever needs to be cleaned of wax.
I added a few vintage glass chandelier crystals for some bling, and a pinkalicious candle to finish it off.
I really love outside candlelight. A few years I turned an ugly chandelier into an outdoor candelier.
No vintage cheese graters were harmed during the making of this project. lol.
The copper wire can easily be removed with pliers and the cheese graters will be free to grate once again… or be made into something else.
Hmmm… Now I have a few ideas for the other graters.
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Thanks so much for reading, and please always exercise caution when dealing with lit candles. Never leave them unattended.
Until next time… keep on keepin’ on.