I hope you are staying warm,
it's raining here, a perfect day for crafting!
A couple days ago my friend Eileen
gave me a bag of unfinished wood items.
I found this 5'' x 7''frame.
You can use any old frame or scrap wood for this project.
It had a dowel and a hole for a stand.
You could just lean against the wall on a shelf.
You will need wire and wire cutters. I used a roll of bailing wire from Home Depot.
One roll will last a long time! I think the roll was under $5
Depending on the size of your frame,
I started with a piece of wire about 20'' long per word.
Leave a long tail and mark your frame with a pencil .
I used a drill to make holes for the wire ends to attach to frame.
Remove your words for now and stain or paint your frame.
If you don't want to drill the holes or you don't have a drill, just trim wire
and glue to frame.
Remove the metal tabs with pliers,
you won't need those.
Stain or paint your frame, front and back.
I use BRIWAX in Dark Brown
After your frame is dry, add your words.
You might want to secure with glue.
Glue dowel stand in place.
A nice gift !
I also made some small tags that can also be used as ornaments.
Here is the basic idea of how I made these.
I am right handed and I realize I work the direction of handwriting.
For the small tags I used about 12'' of wire.
Use pliers to curl your ends, they are SHARP!
Next the heart, cut another 12'' piece of wire.
Through the loops!
Add some ribbon scraps to hang.
A larger version of the tags!
A larger LOVE to sit on top of a picture frame.
Have fun with making wire words !
Let me know what you come up with-
I hope you have a wonderful week.
xo Lisa S