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While wire mesh is often used in the construction industry, it's also true that it can be used in crafting. If you have some mesh sitting around the house, don't throw it away; instead, reuse it for a unique project to brighten up your home or garden. Here are three ideas that you can try.
Create an Earring Holder
One of the ways you can reuse mesh is to create an earring holder. You can use any size of mesh; the gap between the metal is perfect for dangling earrings with hooks. With smaller mesh designs, the space between the wires is small enough to allow for post earrings to push through and stay without falling out.
To make one, all you need to do is to make sure you fold in or cover up the sharp edges of the mesh. Then, simply tie a ribbon to the top of the mesh, so you can hang it on the wall.
Use Mesh to Hold Gravel in Place for a Colorful Landscape
For the avid landscaper, mesh can be an extremely helpful tool. Landscaping designs can be supported by mesh without it looking like anything is there. For instance, if you want to build a bench out of large, colorful gravel, you can first create a rectangular structure out of mesh to hold the rocks. Once they're poured into place, they will be held without the need for additional supports. All you have to do is to add a bench top, and the bench is complete.
This same design idea works well for shoring up the sides of cut-out landscapes where you want to make crisp edges or for keeping animals out of the garden by building a mesh cage around certain parts of your landscape.
Help Your Garden Grow With Mesh Supports
Speaking of mesh cages, they can be very helpful in the garden. For climbing plants, having a vertical strip of mesh can give them the support they need to grow tall without falling over. For plants on the ground, growing up through mesh can help protect their roots. Best of all, if you create a mesh cage around items like carrots, lettuce or peas, you'll keep the critters out and protect your crop.
Mesh cages also keep out some bugs like slugs or beetles, but consider keeping the top of the cage open to allow bees to pollinate your plants.
These are just a few ideas for using mesh around the home or garden. There are many other purposes; see how many you can find. To get some mesh for projects like these, contact a company like Midwestern Industries Inc.Share
24 October 2016
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