I recently came across this beautiful LOVE on Pinterest that was made using wire (or a wire hanger) and some thick yarn. I thought it would be fun to take this same idea and make a bird for Lyla’s nursery.
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This entire project took about 10 minutes and I only used things that I already had around the house: a wire hanger, and some thick yarn.
First, bend a wire hanger into the shape you want. I like how this turned out but it was very difficult working with the wire hanger and I would definitely recommend buying some reinforced clothesline wire from the hardware store.
You could also use ribbon, or a combination of yarns for a fun look.
Tie a knot at one end and start wrapping. I was able to do the entire thing with one strand of yarn, but you may want to cut the yarn at some point and start with a new piece.
When you reach places where the wires cross, wrap the yarn around both pieces to give the whole piece stability. In some places I wrapped the yarn a little thicker for some variety.
I tied a piece of thread around the wing and hung it from the ceiling. It looks very cute this way.
I also hung it against the wall. I think that this is where it looks best at my house.
I love the result (it actually turned out better in person than in the photographs) but I especially love this idea. I might have to make a few more birds, or maybe spell out Lyla. (Of course this time probably not with a hanger).