Hillary Chybinski: How To Make Simple Wire Word Art

Friday, January 16, 2015

How To Make Simple Wire Word Art

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We recently purchased some thin, copper-colored wire for a science fair project. Since we finished the project, it's been lying in my craft cart. Calling to me. But I'm no jewelry maker, so I was stumped about what to do with it. Then all of a sudden I had an idea - why not use some to make the word joy? (my one little word for 2015)

Making Simple Wire Word Art

All you need is a pair of wire cutters and some wire (this wire came from the beading section at Michael's). The first thing I did was hand write my word on a piece of paper so I could get an idea for how to mold the wire.

Next, I started turning the wire to match the shape of my word. I didn't cut a piece of the wire off, as I wasn't sure of the length of wire I would need. I just kept turning the wire around this way and that, following my template, with the pincers of the wire cutters.

Crafting Simple Wire Words

Once my word was close, I used the wire cutters to manipulate part of my letters a little more and made curlicues on each end.

Now I can use this on a card, or an altered canvas or just hand it up at my desk to remind me of my one little word.

Have you made anything crafty with wire?

catch you soon -


  1. I love that you did this with your word of the year!

  2. Love this! I've never done anything with wire like that. Might be fun to try - carefully.