Monday, December 13, 2010

This post brought to you by the magic of bendable wire...

 I've been trying to come up with an idea for a (free) place card/napkin ring idea for the past couple of days.  This morning, it hit me!  Wire!  I went scrounging through my craft closet, and found some green wire, leftover from some long ago project.  Because green goes well with Christmas, I thought it would be perfect, but you could use any type and color of wire your little heart desires.  Copper wire would be really cute too.  If you can write in cursive, and have the use of both opposable thumbs, you can do this project. 
 You'll just want to unwind a very long length of wire (and do not cut it until the entire name is complete.  Trust me on that.) and then gently run it through your fingers to get the bends out.  Once it's mostly smooth, begin "writing" the name you want, in cursive.  You might have to twist the wire around itself with a few of the letters in order to create stability.  Dotting your "i's" and crossing your "t's" might be tricky, but the goal isn't perfection it's more or less whimsical and fun.
 Once complete, I tied them to a napkin, using some green and white twine. This project has given me all kinds of good ideas to jump with from here....

Won't these look adorable for Christmas dinner?  Do you plan to do anything cute or festive to your table for Christmas dinner? 


12 comments:

  1. well how cute is that!
    of course it would be quite painful for me today being that i practically sliced the tip of my finger off franctically wrapping gifts the other day.
    workman's comp for home makers anyone?

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  2. Ahh, you make it all look so easy peasy! I don't believe you for a second my friend. Ha! Very neat and practically free--I love it!

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  3. Gosh darnit those are so cute. If you would have given me a few years, I could have come up with the same thing.

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  4. Adorable and genius! I highly doubt that I'd manage to make mine so nice looking, but as usual you're an inspiration.

    I highly doubt that I'll be doing anything special like that for my Christmas dinner, though - the table's always so full of food and people are always moving things to and fro that I don't have room for anything else!

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  5. You always have the best ideas! Love this:)

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  6. Such a clever idea!!! Motivation for a more formal table next year...perhaps: )

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  7. you are like the craft mama of the world. You rock.

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  8. Very cute! At this point, I'm just hoping that I can get all of my decorations up!

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