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How To Make Your Own Illuminated Wire Word Sign

Let me just say that today’s project almost turned out as an epic fail! I managed to turn things around at the end, but it was a close call, haha. You know how sometimes you have an idea and you think you can just whip it up in minutes but then everything just goes blah! and nothing really works how you’ve imagined? Well that’s what happened. When we decided that this months Int’l Bloggers Club Challenge would be with wire, I knew right away I was going to go with a name sign for my daughters room. I’ve seen some on Pinterest and they looked so easy to make and well, we all know “easy” is this gals way to go. So, I will show you how to make your own illuminated wire word sign and how sometimes easy just isn’t that easy…

Last months IBC projects were all about ¨garden¨ and if you want to read more about our club, you can do that here.

 




 

How To Make Your Own Illuminated Wire Word Sign

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What I’ve used:

paper & marker

twine

wire

wire cutter

raffia ribbon

hot glue gun

  wire fairy lights 

artificial ranunculus flowers 

 

1. Stick two sheets of paper together to make one long sheet and write your word on it with a marker.

 

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 2. Grab a string of twine and lay it over the word you’ve written on your paper. Now you know how long you will need your wire to be, using the twine to measure.

3. Using a wire cutter, cut off your wire according to the twine string and start arranging it over the word on your paper just like you did with the twine in step 2.

4. Originally I wanted to leave the name like this and only spray paint the wire. But I was really disappointed with how it looked at this point and did not like it like this at all.

 

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5. I almost tossed it in the trash and called it a day, but then I had the idea to use raffia ribbon and wrap it around the wire word. I cut off small strips of ribbon as they are easier to handle and glued them on with a bit of hot glue at the ends.

 

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It did look a lot nicer with the raffia ribbon, but still boring. So I wrapped a string of wire fairy lights around it all.

 

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A bit better, but still not quite what I had envisioned. Ranunculus are always a good idea and look good on anything! I just added some with a bit of hot glue.

 

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Doesn’t it look a lot cuter with these flowers added to it? My daughter is really happy with it and it hangs next to her bed, as a little night light. She has a bunk bed and not a real night table, so this kinda makes up for it.

 

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how to make your own illuminated wire word sign kreativk.net

 

how to make your own illuminated wire word sign kreativk.net

 

how to make your own illuminated wire word sign kreativk.net

 

Well, at the end it wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be at first, but I’m happy with how it turned out and my daughter Amelie loves it! In case you’re wondering… my older daughter Stella wasn’t at all interested in having one of these up in her room, lol.

Thank you for stopping by today, make sure to stop by the other ladies’ blogs to see what they’ve come up with.

 


 

 

 

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18 Comments

  • Reply
    Julie Briones
    08/06/2018 at 16:56

    Congrats on all your features across blogland link parties this week! So exciting for you!!! Very kreative idea! 😉

    • Reply
      Katrin
      09/06/2018 at 08:25

      Thank you so much Julie!!

  • Reply
    Sam - Raggedy Bits
    08/06/2018 at 01:45

    What a beautiful project Katrin! Love the soft colour material that you chose! Your daughter must be so chuffed with her new sign!

    • Reply
      Katrin
      09/06/2018 at 08:18

      Thank you Sam, she is enjoying it!

  • Reply
    Debrashoppeno5
    02/06/2018 at 02:21

    I love how this turned out, It is so delicate and feminine. Just perfect for a little girls room.

    • Reply
      Katrin
      02/06/2018 at 08:34

      Yes it is, girls will be girls, fairy lights are always a hit! Thanks Debra!

  • Reply
    Cindy@countyroad407
    01/06/2018 at 22:38

    What a fun project! I love it.

    • Reply
      Katrin
      02/06/2018 at 08:33

      Thank you Cindy!

  • Reply
    Pili
    30/05/2018 at 16:28

    Katrin I love that idea! So simple yet perfect for a girl’s room. You are proving again that there’s no need to spend a lot of money in home decor when you can DIY things as lovely as this one for a fraction of the cost.

    • Reply
      Katrin
      02/06/2018 at 08:32

      It definitely is a lot cheaper, I actually had everything at home for this, so even better! Thanks Pili!

  • Reply
    Mary
    30/05/2018 at 15:05

    Katrin the addition of the paper and lights makes all the difference. Working with wire is much harder than I imagined. I’m glad you were able to come up with this fun idea for Amelie’s room.

    • Reply
      Katrin
      02/06/2018 at 08:31

      It is quite tricky and I imagined it so easy too Mary.

  • Reply
    Marie
    29/05/2018 at 19:34

    As soon as your wrapped the soft green raffia around the wire it instantly came alive. The flowers and fairy lights added the WOW factor. Very pretty! Pinned and sharing with my daughter. We are currently planning the nursery for our granddaughter who is due to arrive in September.

    • Reply
      Katrin
      02/06/2018 at 08:30

      It did, ey? Oh, I bet you are having so much fun with the nursery! Congrats Marie 🙂

  • Reply
    Ellen
    29/05/2018 at 01:09

    Oh, this is so darling! I’m thinking that I will try one for Benjamin, but need to think of something other than flowers to add the perfect finishing touch. Any suggestions? Thank-you for a delightful project and for making it easy too!

    • Reply
      Katrin
      02/06/2018 at 08:29

      Thank you Ellen. I think you could probably find little footballs or baseballs or rockets at the dollar store, you know maybe felt stickers or similar to add?

  • Reply
    Michelle Leslie
    28/05/2018 at 12:24

    Oh my Katrin, that looks so lovely. So soft and lady like and fairy-ish. I’m really glad that you didn’t decide to throw it away and found all those extra bits to turn it into something special for Amelie

    • Reply
      Katrin
      02/06/2018 at 08:27

      Thanks Michelle, I’m glad too and so is Amelie 🙂

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