Handmade  Pysanky (Ukrainian Easter Eggs)  Drying Stand

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  PYSANKY  DRYING STAND

This one is easy and really works well. Later on in the tutorial, you will see how they can be used.
As always use common sense and be safety conscious.
Please, don't leave these stands laying around!
Treat them as you would any sharp object. Keep them away from children.
 

 
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MATERIALS NEEDED

Paper Tube clothes hanger
Take a pair of pants to the dry cleaners and there is a good chance that you will get one of these hangers. You may also ask your neighbors, friends, relatives and surely someone will gladly give up their collection of these hangers.  It doesn't have to be a paper tube type, standard hangers will also work. 

Line Man's Pliers
I prefer these large pliers because they  cut the wire fairly easily. However, any way to cut the wire will work. Be careful and don't hurt yourself, wear safety glasses.
 

STEP 1

Remove the paper tube. Pull out both wires from the tube. What to do with the tube?  I haven't figured that one out yet.

STEP 2

With the wire cutters, cut off one end of the hanger,near where it starts to bend. Throw away the cutoff piece.

STEP 3

Bend the other side over to the cut side, making the bend about a third of the way down the side.

STEP 4

Bend the cut side over to where it crosses the other side in the middle. 

STEP 5

Take the cut leg and bend it straight up. 

Final Stand

This is what it should look like. The hanger hook also doubles as a convenient handle. You could also cut the other leg and bend it up  to hold another egg, but I have found the single egg design to be more stable.
 


 
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