As Valentine's Day presents for friends, I created wire flowers. The attached message was, "My love for you is like this flower. Undying." I'm not a fan of presenting living flowers as gifts (though I wouldn't protest if I ever get any...) because they eventually die; I guess I'm practical like that, preferring long-term, enduring gifts instead. I also figured out a way to turn the flowers into bookmarks to make them functional; a bit of my utilitarian side coming out.

No skill is necessary for this so they're pretty easy to make. Not only that, but they also look extremely lovely!

Step 1: Materials

  • wire (I used 20 gauge wire.)
  • pliers
  • round, cylindrical object OR round nose pliers
<p>Well, I say I made it, but because I messed up it's in 3 parts instead of one long wire. The two petal layers and stem are all separate. I attached them together using 26 gauge wire.<br>And because it was so sad looking and it's for my friend named Hannah, I wrote &quot;hana&quot; using the 26 gauge wire and put it in the petal. (My friend can speak Japanese and &quot;hana&quot; means flower in Japanese, pronounced the same way as her name.)<br>I guess it ended up alright, all things considering. After all, I only got all my wire wrapping materials a few days ago and this is the 3rd little thing I've tried making with wire. Practice makes perfect, though.</p>
<p>Oh, and I'm stealing your cheesy quote for when I give it to her :P</p>
<p>Thanks for sharing this and have a great week!</p><p>sunshiine</p>
<p>Thanks for commenting and I hope you have a lovely week also! </p>
<p>Thanks! I have tried wire crafting but have not mastered it yet. I think I need more practice. </p><p>sunshiine</p>
<p>Mhm--wirework takes a while to get used to. Practice, in my case, really did make (close to) perfect, so I'm sure you'll improve over time too. </p>
<p>Thanks, I am going to work on it. I love your flower! Best of luck in the contest.</p><p>sunshiine</p>
<p>Love wire art! the flower turned out just perfect!</p>
<p>Thank you! ^^</p>
<p>It looks really nice!</p>
<p>Thanks! ^^</p>
<p>That is a very cute Idea :) and can be enhanced in many ways :). Loved it. Thank you so much for sharing.</p>
<p>Thank you for your nice comment! I like the versatility of these flowers too. ^^</p>

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