- 6 years ago
- Wedding: April 2012
I was just wondering how it was done…they are adorable!
Thank you!!! I found 12 gauge wire from an Amazon dealer (39 feet, aluminum) and at Michaels craft store, and found the wood hangers at walmart. The words were just freehand bending them to look like cursive letters (ahem…which is why i had to run to michaels for extra wire when i wasted a ton of it messing up!) =) I left a bunch of room before and after the names, and trimmed them to fit the hangers. I drilled small holes in either corner of the hanger for the wire, and secured it with hot glue on either side. =D
Very cute! I wasn just looking at these on etsy last night!
How much would you say it cost you to make these? Is it that much cheaper hen getting them made you think?
I personally think so! And it’s alot of fun. I’m actually redoing ones above that i think could use a little work (after working on five or six of them, your “wire cursive” really improves!) 39 yards of wire was $9 (if you search amazon for “aluminum craft wire 12 gauge) you should find it right away. A pack of 5 wooden hangers @ walmart cost $5. I bought two packs of hangers.
Honesty, when you get down to it (even wasting all the wire i did messing up) it was around $3 or so a per hanger. I think I got 5 hangers out of everything. =)
I would say to make them yourself – it’s a fun and simple project! Plus with the leftovers i’m making some for my mom, my FH’s mom, the flower girls..etc. I’m having a blast!
If you need any help just message me 🙂
Magdali.. you sound like me and my paper flowers.. i cant stop the “crafting” lol
it’s like an addiction…every time I finish a project (fabric roses, hangers, vintage chalkboards, heck..even the cardbox!) i just want to keep making them!! lol. Joanne fabric, Michals and AC Moore love me…now if only we had a Hobby Lobby around here….LOL!