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Personalized DIY small gift boxes with red ribbon and and metal name tag hanging on Christmas tree.
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Wire Word Art

A few simple tools and 15 minutes is all you need to learn how to make wire word art! Create personalized gift tags or hang your favorite quote on the wall! The fun and possibilities are endless.
Active Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Yield: 5 wires
Author: Rachel
Cost: $15

Materials

  • 16 guage Wire For smaller sized projects
  • Font see note below for ideas
  • Printer Paper

Instructions

  • Print out a font you like or hand write a guide.
    Paper with Grandma printed on it with wire being bent into place to match the printed font.
  • Using the guide and jewelry pliers, bend the wire into letter shapes.
    Using green pliers to bend jewelry wire into desired shape.
  • Crimp together letters that bend back on themselves with the flat area of the pliers. Example letters include "a", "m", and "n".
    Hands using pliers to bend wire into cursive name an crimping together letters.
  • Attach and use as you like. To hang on the wall, clear push pins or metal nails should hold it up. The wire can also be bent around objects such as hoop wreaths or decorative objects.
    Personalized DIY small gift boxes with red ribbon and and metal name tag hanging on Christmas tree.

Notes

Choosing Wire Tip - With the wire, you want something that is pliable but not super, super soft. I did notice a difference in softness between brands. What you are looking for is a wire that is easily bent with your fingers but resilient enough that once you make the word it won't be easily bent out of shape.
For the font, I used Sacramento,  but others that will work include Brannboll Fet, Allura, and HaloHandLetter. The font is only a guide to help keep the letters all the same size and straight.