I mentioned a few weeks ago that I had been experimenting with using wire in some of my makes and I have had some good results and some not so good that I have just thrown straight in the bin. The ones that have worked I have lived with for awhile to see whether I still like them in weeks to come and I am pleased to say that I do….
My favourite makes are these wire moths which look lovely standing in a plant pot. I have made two,one to go on the mantle piece and this morning another one to go in my spider plant.They are so simple in style and pretty easy to make all you really need is some florist wire,scraps of paper,double-sided tape,small pliers and a needle and thread…
I used for this moth a selection of colourful papers from an old Molly Makes magazine. You use double-sided tape to hold the papers in place,with the wire sandwiched in-between then you stitch it together up the body of the moth…
and below is the moth that I made a couple of weeks ago. I used pages from an old book this time and I think it looks effective ….
still playing around with wire I made this little wire heart with a paper heart ….
I haven’t figured out where to put the wire heart,I think I may use it for a Valentine’s decoration. The book that inspired me to try working with wire was “A year of crafts” by Clare Youngs if you are interested,she covers all kinds of crafts from sewing,to paper crafts and a whole lot more.
Anyway I have a weeks shopping list to write,a house to tidy and goodness what else. I hope you all have an enjoyable weekend,Tabitha x