I’ve always wanted to create my own yarn wrapped wire word art and I’ve finally done it! I don’t know why it took me so long to try it because it’s so easy to make!Yarn-wrapped-wire-word-art - Tutorial on making your own wire word art. In fact, I was able to make my yarn wrapped wire word art while watching a television show. Don’t you just love fast and easy crafts?

Yarn Wrapped Wire Word Art

Supplies:

  • 1 package 16 or 18 gauge wire (I used 18 gauge)
  • wire cutter
  • pliers – round and flat
  • 1 yarn skein (a skein is more than enough)
  • hot glue
  • tape (optional)
  • paper & penhandwritten-love-word

Since Valentine’s Day is coming up, I chose to free-hand the word “love” with hearts on an 8 1/2″ x 11″ paper. If you aren’t comfortable free-handing, print it out using a font you like. raw-wire-word-artNext, lay the wire on the word and start to shape the small heart with your fingers. Once the beginning curve of the heart is shaped, use my heart wire ring tutorial to finish the heart.  Close the heart by wrapping the wire around twice to avoid adding bulk to the wire.

Tip: To make shaping easier, you may need to tape the wire down. Since my word was short, I did not tape my wire down and used both my hands to shape the wire. Also, if you would like a sturdier wire word, use a 14 or 16 gauge wire.wire-letter-oContinue to shape the wire over the word. Use the flat nose or the round nose pliers to help shape areas where you need to double back. When you reach the end of the word, cut the wire or shape another heart.

Don’t worry if your word is a little wonky or out of line. You can reshape it as you wrap the yarn around it.start-yarn-wrapTo begin covering the wire, hold a half-inch of yarn behind the wire and wrap over it. wire-wrap-at-intersectionsAt points where the wires intersect, wrap the yarn around twice to secure these points together and continue wrapping. Finish-wire-heartTo finish, use a small dab of hot glue to secure the yarn on the back of the word.

yarn-wrapped-wire-wordMy finished yarn wrapped wire word art measures approximately 3 1/2″ x 10 1/2″.

What word would you make?



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22 Comments

  1. Erlene,
    This turned out great! I’ve never tried this, but it looks like fun! Not sure what word I would make. Have to give that some thought 🙂

      1. Excellent idea. I was thinking perhaps doing the word Music to hang near my piano. Love to see what you end up with for your daughter’s room!

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