Glass bottles, chalkboard paint and mason jars are great go-to staples when DIYing. But there’s one material that we think just doesn’t get enough cred. We’re talking about wire. Yup, wire — it’s flexible, it’s durable and it’s versatile. Check out these DIY wire inspirations to get your craft on.

1. Wire Clouds: Our heads are in the clouds over this dreamy DIY. Made out of floral wire and washi tape, this craft is great for kids to create fun shapes. (via Love from Ginger)

2. Cacti Garden: While some are blessed with a green thumb, not all of us possess this gift. In comes the wire cacti to make our gardening dreams come true. It’s simple and brightens any landscape. (via Justina Blakeney)

3. Wire Word Friendship Bracelets: Take friendship bracelets to the next level. With a printable template to start you off and color combos to help you finish, you’ll be creating these for all your BFFs. (via Brit + Co)

4. Wire-Wrapped Word: The writing’s on the wall with this DIY. From “hello” to “adios,” the word possibilities and color schemes are endless. (via Tuts+)

5. Bow Ring: Bows are a cute and funky ways to complete any look. You can sport this in silver, gold, brass or copper. (via Oh Everything Handmade)

6. Heart Backdrop: Our hearts beat fast for this one! Red napkins and chicken wire are the basic supplies for this fun party prop or cute office backdrop. (via Design Love Fest)

7. Geometric Wreath: Want to replace your old holiday wreath with a more modern one? Check out this unique take on a decoration that can be hung all year round. (via Vintage Revivals)

9. Wire Vase: Here’s another fun project for you and the kids. While these wire vases pack a bright style punch, they also create a delicate and elegant look. (via Design Love Fest)

9. Wire Word Wall Art: This gem takes your words of wisdom and displays them as art. There’s no better way to get crafty than this! (via Brit + Co)

10. Side Table: Why get a plain ol’ coffee table when you can make your own wire side table? This item can hold magazines and books. You’ll be proud to say you made it yourself. (via The DIY Adventures)

11. Decorative Wire Vases: We just love a good vase. While fresh flowers are lovely, they can be a mess to clean up after. Problem solved with these gauge wire and fabric vases filled with faux petals. (via A Beautiful Mess)

12. Wire Orbs: You’ll feel like you’ve entered a meteor shower when you’re surrounded by these orbs. Hang them at a party and guests will be gazing at them all night. (via Ruffled)

13. Mail Baskets: We all know the pain of sorting through mail, figuring out bills and throwing out ads. We’re here to make that easier. These DIY wire baskets easily store important papers, and you can create chalkboard frames for various categories. (via A House Full of Sunshine)

14. Basket Lampshade: No one will be throwing shade at this lampshade. Crafted out of a wire basket, this DIY casts a bright glow and complements any room. (via DLights)

15. Pendant Lights: Lighting provides fabulous opportunities for decorating. This DIY knocks the lights out of any old lamp shade. (via A Subtle Revelry)

16. Chicken Wire Bracelet: This takes the gold as far as conversation starters go. With strips of ribbon and several inches of chicken wire, your bracelet will be the talk of the party. (via A Subtle Revelry)

17. Geometric Mobiles: We love our geometry in art form. Gather straws, wires and spray paint for this creative hanging art that dazzles any room. (via Brit + Co)

What wire DIYs have you created? Let us know in the comments below!