(20 crafty days of christmas) wire love ornament


Hey there! My name’s Kate. Today I’m going to share this simple but totally cute DIY ornament for your tree!  You’ll need the following: embroidery thread, thick wire (I can’t remember the exact size but make sure it’s easily bendable), sharp scissors or wire cutters, wire pliers, and a hot glue gun.

Start by making your base. I chose the word “love,” but you could do anything – it doesn’t even have to be a word.

Once you’re done shaping, now you can begin wrapping. Cut a long piece of embroidery thread (if you run out, you can always cut another piece and glue it where the last piece ended). Put a dot of hot glue at the beginning of your word/shape and begin wrapping your thread around the wire. There will be difficult places, like my “O.” I had to do the bottom portion of it then come back later with a separate piece for the top half.

Once you’re done wrapping, cut another piece of thread and loop it around the middle area of your word/shape. Mine was a little unbalanced, because the left side was heavier. I don’t mind at all though. It helps if you make a knot on the wire (see picture below). If you do mind, you could attach clear string to each side so it stays straight.

And that’s it! This project took me about 20-30 minutes, so curl up with Frosty the Snowman or another Christmas classic and you’ll have a great decoration or gift in no time. Thanks so much for having me, Vanessa! I hope you all enjoyed this tutorial. Please come say hi!
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I'm Vanessa and it's my mission in life to spread my love of hot glue guns and glitter to others. I suffer from craft ADHD, regularly working on at least 10 projects at the same time and my craft room looks like a tornado hit it. My first craft book, Party in a Jar, was published in 2014. I look forward to crafting with you!

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