May 6, 2013

Hanging Wire Letters DIY

This craft came from the place that nearly all of my crafts have come from: first a need, then cheapness. In this case, the need was to fill an empty hook. Over the holidays, I hung a wreath on the inside of the front door, which I loved, but then I just had an empty hook (*side note: we have been re-watching Arrested Development lately and whenever I hear the word hook, all I can think of is poor Buster. Any AD fans out there???). So, I decided to make something to hang using some items I had on hand (that's where the "cheap" comes in). Here's how it turned out:

 Here's how I made it:

Supplies Needed:
  • yarn
  • needlenose pliers
  • hot glue gun (and glue sticks)
  • wire hanger
  • washi tape (not shown)

Step 1: Use the needlenose pliers to create your letters.
This is relatively easy, just keep a couple of things in mind. First, your letters aren't going to be perfect (at least mine weren't). Secondly, be strategic about the space you'll need for each letter. I planned on making each letter much bigger, but I realized one wire hanger didn't give me as much space as I thought. 

Make sure that you have a plan for each letter to connect to one another. For my letters that meant a few twists and turns.

Step 2: Close off the ends of the hanger by wrapping them in tape (not shown). I simply wrapped the two lose ends shown here in washi tape to close it off. It doesn't need to look pretty, but make sure you wrap them tightly.

 Step 3: Wrap yarn around the wire, keeping it in place with hot glue. Squeeze a little glue on the wire and then wrap a few times before the glue dries. Repeat until the wire is completely covered in yarn.

Step 4: Step back and marvel at your work. It's OK if you think it looks like a 4th grader made it. It's all part of the charm, right?

Linking up: 

DIY Show Off 
Flamingo Toes 
Nifty Thrifty Things
Twigg Studios
Under the Table & Dreaming
Alderberry Hill


  1. Aw this is so cute and (seemingly) easy! I love how it turned out! The way all the letters flow together is awesome!

  2. So cute! Since your talented at wire bending I think you would be awesome at making those wire name hangers. I actually ordered with my new last name for my wedding dress...but wish I made my own instead! Hope you can try this one and blog your results...would love to see how it turns out!

    see name hanger here:


  3. cute! (and yes, we're re-watching AD too! it's the best.)

  4. That looks so adorable! I'm definitely going to have to keep this in mind when I'm in need of some easy decor.


  5. I love this!!! It's super darling!!!!!! I've tried dabbling in this with jewelry wire and I haven't been able to get the curves and twists just right yet... ;)

  6. I think I can actually make this, which is good. I'm not crafty at all. Thanks for sharing. so much fun!

  7. Looks very cute! And original..


  8. This is so cute! I hope I can bend this wire as good as you. And that I don't lose a fingernail or anything of the kind in the process...


  9. So cute! Love how it turned out :)

  10. Sooooo cute!!


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