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DIY ribbon-wrapped wire words

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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:

wire-word-supplies

SUPPLIES //

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

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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.

bend-wire-into-word-cheers

STEP TWO //   cut pieces of ribbon

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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

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wire-word-wrapped-in-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.

cheers-wire-word

cheers-wire-word-over-bar-cart

barcart-with-cheers-sign

Simple embellishments that only take a few minutes and barely any money are the best. Cheers!

18 thoughts on “DIY ribbon-wrapped wire words”

  1. Emily! I made this today! It is adorable! I used burlap instead of linen and used an old frame I got at Goodwill for next to nothing. This turned our so cute that I think I will get a head start and make some for gifts for next Christmas! Thanks for the ideas!

  2. Love this idea! Hot glue guns are NOT my friend however…do you just put a dot of hot glue on the wire every couple of inches?

  3. Awesome!!! That gets my wheels turning! I bet some cute washi tape would work great too! HAVE to try this out! Thanks Emily- you ROCK! (again)

  4. Such a cute idea! I have so much of that green wire. I seem to forget I have it every year when I’m buying supplies for Christmas wreaths. I like the suggestion to use twine. I may have to try it out. Thanks!

  5. I love this!! I also would never have thought of doing something so simple that adds a great little impact to the area! Thanks for sharing!!

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