Sunday, February 3, 2019

5 Ways to Say 'Love' with Wire Art

 
 
 
 Hi Friends,
 
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!
And connect.
 






 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 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
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 


21 comments:

  1. Love those wired words. Such a great idea!

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  2. Love these words, and the frame with the words is just adorable. I have always been curious about how to make the wire words, and I can't wait to try, with your step by step instructions. Going to get what I need in the morning! Thanks for sharing at Celebrate It!

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    1. Teri
      Thank you for your sweet comment! It's fun and easy, I'm glad you are going to give it a try. Let me know how it goes- xo Lisa S

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  3. What a super cute idea! Thanks so much for sharing with us at the Share Some Love party. Pinned.

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    1. Mother of 3
      Thank you so much for hosting! I appreciate you so much.
      So sweet of you to stop by- xo Lisa S

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  4. Super cute idea! I think I can do this!!! #trafficjam

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    1. Thanks Tracy! Yes you can- It's fun and easy, most of all you can't make a mistake. Thanks for hosting Traffic Jam! xo Lisa S

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  5. Such a fun idea, Lisa! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

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  6. GENIUS! I love the rustic look of the baling wire! This would be great in my old rock farmhouse! Your post will be one of my features for "Share Some Love" link party. pinning -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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    1. Mari
      oh how sweet you are! Thank you so much for sharing some Love with me! I look forward to seeing the features
      for Valentines Day- xo Lisa S

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  7. What beautiful ideas, I love that frame and how you transformed it.

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    1. Julie
      Thank you for the kind words! I am thankful to you for hosting and always appreciate a visit!
      Have a wonderful week- xo Lisa S

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  8. No pun intended, but LOVE these ideas. Featuring when my party opens up tonight.

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    1. Carol
      Thank you so much! I hope to join the party again once I figure out how to use the new Linky. I am blocked for now. xo Lisa S

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  9. Wonderful project with wire and a frame. I am not sure I could get the wire to look as pretty as you, but I am going to try it out. Happy Crafting, Kippi #kippiathome

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    1. Kippi
      I know you could! I'm glad you are going to give it a try! Thank you so much, xo Lisa S

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  10. So cute Lisa! Love Briwax, but that smell!

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    1. Thank you, Lora !
      I don't notice the smell...? I am going to have to check it out :) xo Lisa S

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  11. These are so cute! I love the wire art. The tags are a fantastic, and creative, idea. Love it! Thanks for sharing at Sweet Inspiration!

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