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So, I'm all about collections in my house. More specifically, letter collections. On our mantle, we have a collection of the letter "D" for our last name. In my oldest daughters room, she has a wall of "A"'s for Arielle. I always keep an eye out when I'm at the thrift store for either of those two letters. I made a wire wrapped letter for our living room a long time ago, and decided to do a version for Arielle's room.
So this is what I started with. Some $3 wire from Walmart (they had two versions, one longer and thinner, one thicker and shorter. I picked the second one, I think it's still 12 yards long). I also had hubby print out a 7 inch letter in a typewriter font. It was a little bigger than I planned. When I said 7 inches, apparently I was thinking of a 5 inch tall letter. Oh well, I made it work.
So, I put some double sided tape on the edges of the letter, and used the wire to line the outside of the letter.
Once I had one layer going around, I wrapped some wire around that, and went around the sides again. If the letter doesn't lie flat, no worries. It'll be easier to flatten out, once you have more layer on it. It helps to have some pliers to help you wrap the end of the wire.
For me, I'm not about perfection. My letter wasn't exactly lined up with my paper, but I wasn't worried about it. This project probably isn't for you if you're OCD.
After I got the sides double wrapped, I started going from side to side. Sometimes I would just wrap it around the outsides of both sides (wrapping across both wires), other times I'd stabilize it by wrapping it around the individual side.
And here is my completed piece! I think it'd be great for those of you who do those fabulous alphabet walls.
And here it is on her wall! She loves it. I love it. Score.
And here is the original one on my fireplace mantel.
So, whatcha think? Love it? Hate it? If you hate it, lie to me. My ego is fragile.
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