Mike and I are in the process of putting together Ellie’s nursery. The theme went from dinosaurs (when I was positive she was a boy), to alphabet, to animals to woodland creatures. And that is where we are right now. Woodland creatures. Interesting name, but it makes for a really cute room. So far, my mom and I painted one wall of the nursery a dark sage color. It was leftover paint from my room when I lived at home. Money saver! Here is Mike touching up the sloppy corners we did:
Of course, being on a budget, we are trying to limit what I would normally be spending on redecorating. I have to say, it has led me to some creative options. Try this one out in your own home.
Directions for Wire Name Wall Art
Supplies: 12 gauge wire, wire cutters, any color yarn, crochet hook
1. Grab about 20 ft of 12 gauge wire (don’t go smaller than 14 or bigger than 10 or you will struggle). This length should do about 6-7 letters easily.
2. Bend the wire into your word of choice. This will obviously be in cursive. Don’t worry about perfection just yet as you will have time to fix it later. Just make sure it looks pretty decent.
3. Crochet a chain stitch with your yarn. Create 2 ft. chains instead of one really long one. It makes it easier to wrap. You will need about 8-9 of them.
4. Wrap your yarn chains around your wire word. Tie together ends as you add more chains. Tie off beginning and end to secure when you are done. Now you can adjust the word so it looks just right (remember it is homemade though…don’t stress!)
Here is what your final product will look like. We decorated the name with a few silk flowers to add to the woodland feel.