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