Wire Script Wall Art

Happy Monday Buttoneers! Did you have a fabulous weekend?

Over the weekend I was thinking of sprucing up our bathroom wall with a bit of handmade art, but was conscious that the steam and warmth may ruin anything I might sew or paint etc.

Then, as if she was in my head, my sister pinned a ‘wire script sculpture’ on pinterest

from the beautiful, and ever so ‘design minded’ Anthropologie. Unfortunately this item is from a back catalogue of seasons past and you can no longer buy it in store (and was a little pricey for my liking) However…this sparked my inspiration…Why not have a go at making it myself! It would be more personal by writing in wire with my own handwriting style and I can make it the size I required. 

This was harder than I expected it to be. After at least an hour of fighting with the unruly wire and at least half a dozen scratches up my arm/leg/chest/forehead I got better at it. I learned that writing the word out first was a good idea so I could follow the curves and arches of the lettering. 

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I then used my pliers to help bend the wire around and into place…

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..and a pencil to wrap the wire around to keep a lovely curve.

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What I really loved about it was the shadow that the wire formed, as if it were art in its own right. 

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It took a lot of trial and error, but I finally figured out how to put it up on the wall. My only relatively easy option was to frame it mounted on white card. I poked the wire ends through the cut-to-size card and bent it back on itself to secure it behind the scenes. I bent the visible wire, before the lettering started, at a right angle to hold it off the page slightly to keep the delightful shadow art too. 

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I love it, a lot. I hung it up on the bathroom wall and it fills the space beautifully, has a personal touch and reminds my Fiancé and I of our France adventures and our joint love of all things French.

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(Please ignore any dust you may encounter in this photograph!)

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I also had a go at some more words (this wire sculpting is quite addictive and satisfying when you get going!)

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I definitely prefer the ‘Bonjour’ for our bathroom (surprise surprise) but the ‘Hello There’ was fun to make and quite a challenge with the ‘T’ and the ‘R’ when followed by another letter. I also prefer the wire colour of ‘Bonjour’ to the copper ‘Hello There’ too.

What word would you sculpt in your own wire script? Do you think you will have a go at making your own? I would love to hear all about it! 

Meet me for a chat with a cup of tea in the comments below. I’ll click the kettle on!

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  1. Emma
    February 24, 2014 / 6:26 pm

    Another brilliant make! Funny… as recently I was considering something like this with wooden hangers and a wire bottom wire manipulated into the names of my bridesmaids to hang their dresses on for the wedding! You’ve shown me how so this is defo on the cards now! Thanks!!

    • February 24, 2014 / 7:29 pm

      Aww! thank you! I am so glad you like it 🙂 I have seen those hangers on Pinterest and they are fab for bridesmaids dresses, and such a lovely keepsake of the day for them too. I am always open for tutorial suggestions if you think of any and I will have a go. Have you got a pinterest account? Its great for wedding ideas, although I get a bit carried away! my link is on the right side of the blog if you want to have a gander 🙂 Thanks so much for commenting! I would love to see your hangers if you make them!

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