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Sometimes ideas are like recipes ... if you combine two things, you get something totally new and wonderful! Recently, I've stumbled across two inspir...
The only things you will need is wire and a pair of pliers with a wire cutter. I like to use the wire sold at the hardware stores used for drop ceilin...
The length you will need for each word will depend upon the word you choose and how big or small you "write" the words. I suggest you just work from t...
Begin writing out your letters. I started with something short and sweet -- JOY.
If your wire is very flexible, you'll be able to make your letters correctly. If you use thicker wire like mine, you'll want to improvise a few of the...
If you do need to make a sharp turn, use the pliers to "crimp" the wire a bit.
Finish your word, then cut the wire, leaving about 3-4" at the other end. You can always cut more if it's too long.
Turn the end of the wire to form a tight hook. This end will attach to the ornament.
At the other end, form a tight loop. Then curve the excess wire into a gentle hook.
Make any final adjustment to your word. I didn't like my original "J" so I reshaped it.
This really adds a wonderful, special touch to the tree, without being overstated.
Give it a try! It's so easy, I'm sure you'll be pleased with your results. I've decided I'm going to give my grandmas each a set made with each of the...
I used the same method as the Wired Word Ornament Hooks, except I put a diamond bauble at the end. I could have left them as ornament hooks, but some ...
What else to you give two 80-year-old grandmas that both lived through the depression and won't do anything extravagant?
In any case, it's a great personal gift that you could do for almost anyone, for a very inexpensive price. Give it a try! To see more of my tutorials...
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Posted:Jan 16, 2012
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