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Four DIY Christmas Tree Wire Ornaments Made On A WigJig

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I have been hard at work on a few new Christmas ornament ideas. I am absolutely in love with Christmas trees this year. So, here are four easy and fun ideas for you to try too.





Using a WigJig to make a wire shape is quick and easy! You place the pegs in the shape that you desire. Then, create your first loop using a pair of round nose pliers. Run the nylon jaw pliers over the wire to remove any bends or kinks. Wind the wire around the pegs as you spin the jig back and forth to create fluid lines. 


Pop the design off of the jig and work harden the wire using a nylon tipped hammer

I used 18g Soft Flex Craft Wire for the trees and 24g Soft Flex Craft Wire to embellish with beads. Soft Flex Craft Wire comes an nice array of colors and gauges and it is non-tarnishing.

I used a WigJig Olympus-Lite with the matching super pegs.  The WigJig brand in particular is wonderful because they are extremely strong and durable. The jig is made out of the same material as an airplane window. So the peg holes will not wear out and become bigger as they will in a plastic version. I also love how they are clear and you can actually lay them down on a fairly complicated design and create the pattern in wire. 

Simply wrapping the wire around the pegs in a new way can make the design look different!

I warn you, making ornaments on a WigJig is addicting.

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Blog contributor Sara Oehler (the original SoftFlexGirl) is the Sales and Marketing Manager for Soft Flex Company. Find her on facebook or her blog. She'd love to hear from you! So, please feel free to leave comments or email her at Sara@SoftFlexCompany.com.

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3 fabulous thoughts ...

  1. Sara, You are so talented and I really appreciate the ideas you generously share. I am just starting to use wire and these trees are inspiring. Happy Holidays!
    Pat Koko

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  2. Very creative, Sara! These are easy enough to do with my grandchildren on our annual "let's make stuff for the holiday" gathering.

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  3. Thanks for the kind words! I really enjoy making holiday ornaments. So fun!

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