1. Start with a wooden basket that is 8 or 12 inches in diameter. Gather a bundle of birch branches. Cut off the fine tips, then cut the branches into varying lengths (6 to 12 inches).    2. Using 24-gauge brown wire, secure the end of a branch to the base of the basket. Bend the branch along the basket's curve, wiring every 4 or 5 inches so that loose ends stick out. Repeat with remaining branches, overlapping them to conceal the basket

Birch-Wrapped Basket with Tulips and Daffodils

1. Start with a wooden basket that is 8 or 12 inches in diameter. Gather a bundle of birch branches. Cut off the fine tips, then cut the branches into varying lengths (6 to 12 inches). 2. Using 24-gauge brown wire, secure the end of a branch to the base of the basket. Bend the branch along the basket's curve, wiring every 4 or 5 inches so that loose ends stick out. Repeat with remaining branches, overlapping them to conceal the basket

SUPER easy to do. Did this with memory wire, and beads, took about 20 minutes. Finished the ends with buttons to hide the wire work.

SUPER easy to do. Did this with memory wire, and beads, took about 20 minutes. Finished the ends with buttons to hide the wire work.

This has to be a Lilian Chen piece - or someone wrapping in her style - either way, fabulous

This has to be a Lilian Chen piece - or someone wrapping in her style - either way, fabulous

Pruning an old, overgrown grapevine requires a form of severe pruning that removes about 90 percent of the plant’s total growth. Severe pruning directs the plant’s roots toward ...

How to Prune Old and Overgrown Grapevines

Pruning an old, overgrown grapevine requires a form of severe pruning that removes about 90 percent of the plant’s total growth. Severe pruning directs the plant’s roots toward ...

How to make whimsical Tiny wire crowns

27 Magical DIY Crafts Inspired by Alice in Wonderland

tape down small pieces to metal stamp  - from 6 Tips for Easy Metalsmithing + Learn to Make Metal Jewelry Without Soldering or Sawing

6 Tips for Easy Metalsmithing: Make Metal Jewelry Without Soldering or Sawing

tape down small pieces to metal stamp - from 6 Tips for Easy Metalsmithing + Learn to Make Metal Jewelry Without Soldering or Sawing

Spinetingler would like to congratulate all of the nominees.    The polls will open tomorrow at 6am EST.    After the jump you will find the nominees.    Wire to Wire by Scott Sparling  Beautiful, Naked and Dead by Josh Stallings  Mule by Tony D’Souza  The Dead Women of Juarez by Sam Hawken  The Devil All the Time by Donald Ray Pollock  Dove Season by Johnny Shaw  The Drop by Howard Linskey  Dust Devils by Roger Smith  Good Neighbors by Ryan David Jahn  Raise a Holler by Jason Stuart

Spinetingler would like to congratulate all of the nominees. The polls will open tomorrow at 6am EST. After the jump you will find the nominees. Wire to Wire by Scott Sparling Beautiful, Naked and Dead by Josh Stallings Mule by Tony D’Souza The Dead Women of Juarez by Sam Hawken The Devil All the Time by Donald Ray Pollock Dove Season by Johnny Shaw The Drop by Howard Linskey Dust Devils by Roger Smith Good Neighbors by Ryan David Jahn Raise a Holler by Jason Stuart

For 6 years and 5 seasons, no other show on TV could match The Wire for its traditional yet modern aesthetic.

For 6 years and 5 seasons, no other show on TV could match The Wire for its traditional yet modern aesthetic.

Don’t save all the really cool projects for the holidays, you can put together all sorts of interesting embellished kitchenware and serving pieces any time of the year!  Sure, the holidays are the seasons for celebrating, but if you’re anything like Matt and me, you enjoy entertaining throughout the year to enjoy the company of your family...

Don’t save all the really cool projects for the holidays, you can put together all sorts of interesting embellished kitchenware and serving pieces any time of the year! Sure, the holidays are the seasons for celebrating, but if you’re anything like Matt and me, you enjoy entertaining throughout the year to enjoy the company of your family...

Negan - Jeffery Dean Morgan .. He's coming .. I CAN'T WAIT!!!

Negan - Jeffery Dean Morgan .. He's coming .. I CAN'T WAIT!!!

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