This is a very simple project you can do in just a few minutes and let your imagination run … diy wire words. I’ve made these before as gift toppers (see that post here), but this time I tried wrapping the wire in ribbon and love how it turned out.
I tacked my finished word up to a simple pin board (linen wrapped foam core, popped into a vintage frame) and it is the perfect sentiment for right over the bar cart in our dining room.
Here’s how to make one of your own:
hot glue gun / wire (a small enough gauge that you can easily bend it, but not so fine that it doesn’t hold the shape – mine is 24 gauge) / ribbon / scissors
STEP ONE // bend wire into cursive word
I like the freehand look, but you could also print out a template and use it as a guide if you need help forming the letters.
STEP TWO // cut pieces of ribbon
Having 12-ish” pieces lets you wrap the ribbon easier than if it was still attached to the roll. Thin ribbon works best, or you could try yarn or twine.
STEP THREE // wrap wire with ribbon
Use the hot glue to hold into place and wrap round and round.
When you’re finished, tack up to your pin board (or attach to a gift, or whatever you’d like to do with your cute word!) and enjoy.
Simple embellishments that only take a few minutes and barely any money are the best. Cheers!