Decorative Wire Words

For this endeavor I was inspired by something I saw on Pinterest. It is from a website called Small Good Things. Click here for her version.

I really thought her idea was great! I love word art! However I don’t really wear rings (aside from my wedding rings) so I thought “how else can I include this new found idea in my life?” If I haven’t confessed my love for Dollartree in my first post I will confess it here… I am a Dollartree-aholic. If I don’t go at least every season/ holiday change I have withdrawals. While there I came across some floral wire.

Decorative Floral Wire

It comes in 3 different colors, red, green, and gold. I didn’t quite have a plan for it but I bought it anyway. “Hey, it is only $1 and I am sure it will be useful at some point” says me every time I go up to the registers there.  Anyway, when I came across her tutorial the stars aligned and I  finally had use for my wire!

Decorative Wire Words

Decorative Wire Word "Love"

Unfortunately I do not have many pictures from this project but they are very simple to make. This craft wire is very malleable but it still takes a bit of an effort to make the letters look and flow right. See Small Good Things tutorial for forming words here.

Step One: Choose your word and form it. Hands work well but if you do have jewelry pliers and such they make this easier. I made a loop and the beginning and end of the word so I could wrap mine around a candle. Make sure the loops are even with each other so it hangs level.

Step Two: Bend the word around a can if you would like it to curve out instead of laying flat. I  tried to hammer it to give it some strength without much luck. All I did was dent the wire and scratch off the color.

Step Three: Spray paint it with a white primer. Wait for it to dry. Then paint it with any color craft paint.

Step Four: Once dry tie a piece of ribbon through each loop. Slide on and secure any embellishments to your liking.

And that’s it! I made these to give to my mom and grandma for Mother’s Day. They really enjoyed them!

Wire Word "Love" Wire Word "Hope" Decorative Wire Word "Hope"

Thanks for visiting!

Alyssa

But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, putting on faith and love as a breastplate, and the hope of salvation as a helmet.
1 Thessalonians 5:8

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
1 Corinthians 13:13