made with love: miniature champagne bistro chair


This new years my cup runneth over and now my house is littered with corks and cages from a few too many bottles of bubbly. In honor of the dawning of a new year and decade, I’m bringing you my favorite dorky party trick- making an miniature wire chair from a champagne cage. Just want you’ve always needed, right? We here at Made with Love bear no responsibility for accidents arisen from attempting this project under the influence. Please craft responsibly. –Amy M.

CLICK HERE for the full how-to after the jump!

What you’ll need:
– a wire cage from a bottle of champagne.
– wire cutters or heavy duty scissors

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– Cut the center back of the lower loop on you cage.

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– Remove bottom wire fully and straight as much as possible. This is pretty heavy gauge wire, but you’re tough, you can handle it.

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– Twist your straight piece of wire to form a back. Remove the seat.

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– Twist the back of the chair onto the legs and trim excess.

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– Replace seat and bow the legs slightly so the seat remains in place.

  1. boris says:

    Que ingenioso, me encanta!!!!!!!!!

  2. Why do we love all things tiny? Irresistible!

  3. So fun! Maybe this will inspire the old DWR chair challenge. I used to love that, and own one of the posters!

  4. Kelsey says:

    It would be very adorable as an ornament! I would add a little flair by covering the seat with a tiny piece of beautiful fabric!

  5. vintageyard says:

    I enjoyed this post. It is really funny to read your tutorial. The chair is nice and adorable. I like this work.

  6. Tinabobina99 says:

    OMG, where have I been living that I haven’t seen this before? I’m saving the tutorial for the next bubbly event.

  7. I love the little things, and have done many little wire, metal & wood chairs, check ’em out I definitely support drinking enough champagne to provide the materials to do it! :)

  8. Too cute! I can’t believe I’ve never thought to do anything with champagne cages before – especially since champagne is my favorite drink! This is such a darling idea – and something even non-crafty me can probably manage. If I go digging through the recyling bin I’ll probably have enough to make – ahem – more than a couple of chairs. Or maybe I should just pop open a fresh bottle. ;)

  9. Evelyn Case says:

    Thxs for the things you share with us. I looked at my last sparkling wine (lovely Rose Cava) wire for a long time, then recycled. I will buy another for Napo’s return from Ecuador and make a little mini chair for him to sit on hehehe.

  10. Marisa says:

    Super cute! Thanks for the idea. I ran right out to make one and posted it on my blog. So fun!

  11. holly says:

    I love these. They make great ornaments too! But a sweet valentine also.

  12. Barbara says:

    Did you submit your darling chair to the DWR contest? It’s so good!!!

  13. Chris says:

    I love this I have two I will make some! thank you!

  14. Linda says:

    I love this! Can I share this with my mini/dollhouse group?

  15. Becky says:

    You inspired me to give it a go! Here’s my version:



  16. So glad you have the time to create this site and tutorial for others to use; I found it (actually the online chat reps @ DWR found it for me) while researching for a teen art class I teach, remembering DWR’s original Champagne chair contest. I made my first wire chair from one continuous piece of copper wire back in 1994, while in an Architecture Grad school, and I gave it to my mother who still has it in her dollhouse. Thank you for passing the work on!

  17. grace says:

    ahhh…this is soooo cute!


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