DIY: Wire Garland from Found Objects
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By now, you probably know about my obsession with the work and lifestyle of French ceramicist Cécile Daladier ; while visiting her in the south of Paris this past spring, a delicate, decorated loop of wire in the corner of her studio caught my eye. Daladier made her garland from a utilitarian loop of wire from the hardware store that she flecked with tiny scraps of fabric. Her project made me suddenly remember a small cardboard box wedged in the back of my closet full of fabric scraps (the result of an ill-fated project I undertook a couple of years ago in which I pulled apart a ratty vintage quilt). Now I know what to do with those scraps! Much like Daladier's tree branch decorated in pieces of (attractive) plastic as a political statement about refuse and trees in Paris, the wire garland is her way of turning scraps into art—which, if you ask me, is the sign of a true artist. Above: Photograph by Natalie Weiss for Remodelista. Above: Each garland has its own predetermined color palette; this one is a mixture of red, pink, and tan with a few unexpected pieces of black fabric threaded in between. Photograph by Alexa Hotz for Remodelista. Above: Daladier unfurls the garland to display its impressive length. She describes how she'll use it as everyday decor, for parties and other events , and during the holidays. Photograph by Alexa Hotz for Remodelista. See more house and studio visits in Paris via Travels with an Editor: Paris .