I have a really fun loaf pan planter project to share with you today. But more than just a loaf pan project, I’m going to show you a fabulous way to make a twisted wire handle for your projects. I used my cordless drill to twist the wire to make it heavier and much prettier! I love this twisted wire technique and I can’t wait to use it to make more projects.
I’m working in the basement shop to do this project. I used crib end pieces to make little wooden feet for the repurposed loaf pan planter. I also used them to make numbered tags. I cut them on my small miter saw. When using old parts like this, be sure to check for pins, screws and nails.
How to make a Loaf Pan Planter
I opted to leave the rim around the bottom of each wooden foot.
I love the brush applicator of the Gorilla Glue super Glue. I applied the super glue to each of the wooden spindle legs.
I used a socket set tool box to weigh down the glued spindle feet.
How cute is my vintage loaf pan now? The feet AND that twisted wire handle really make it all come together. Want to know how I made the twisted wire handle? Watch the video below.
Materials to make a Twisted Wire Handle
Needle Nosed Pliers (I like these for cutting the wire and manipulating it)
Screw (to attach the folded wire)
How to make a Twisted Wire Handle
- Cut length of wire adding approximately 2 inches to desired length of handle
- Fold Wire in half
- Insert two loose ends directly into your cordless drill
- Hook folded end over a secured screw
- Engage drill into the forward direction-let wire twist to your desired look.
- Remove wire from screw
- Cut both ends of the twisted wire handle
- Add to your basket, bucket or project of choice
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Now that you know how to make a pretty wire handle for your project, it’s time to see how I finished off my loaf pan planter.
Then it got the Smoked Glaze treatment inside and out.
I love the way the Smoked Glaze gives everything a uniform look.
I added the twisted wire handle by inserting it in the original holes of the loaf pan. I used the needle nose pliers to wrap it around.
Add a few plants and voila! You have a sweet loaf pan planter. What else would you use this handy loaf pan for? Maybe organizing some spices in the kitchen? Something else?