wire birds picture

 

Welcome to another Wacky Wednesday project –  wonderful wire birds.

I love using wire to create pretty ornaments as it’s versatile and easy to use, particularly if it’s not too thick.

These little wire birds are so sweet, only use a few materials and can be made in 20 minutes.

They look great hanging in a window or on a mirror and would be a lovely decoration on a gift.

WONDERFUL WIRE BIRDS

wire bird picture

Hang it in a window, on a mirror or add as a wonderful gift decoration.

LET’S GET STARTED

 

wire bird picture

You only need a handful of materials and you probably already have them.

MATERIALS

  • Wire
  • Wire – really thin
  • Pliers
  • Beads
  • Buttons
  • Bird template- get your’s here – optional

 

METHOD

 

wire bird picture

Pliers make it easy to bend and twist the wire.

  • Cut a length of wire around 40 cm long.
  • Gently bend it to form a bird shape – you can use my template here if you want to.
  • Measure a length of the thin wire to fit inside the tail, ensuring you allow extra wire to attach it.
  • Using the pliers, attach one end of the thin wire to the end of the tail and add your beads of choice.
  • Repeat the process so you have two lengths of thin wire with beads attached to the tail end.
  • Cut a short piece of thin wire and attach the other two pieces to it, then attach each end of the short wire to the top and bottom of the bird’s tail.
  • Attach a few lengths of the thin wire to the top of the bird’s body, long enough to reach the bottom of the body and extra for attaching.
  • Add beads and buttons as desired and attach the other end to the bottom of the bird’s body.
  • Add a button eye using the thin wire and attaching it to the top and side of the bird’s face.
  • Add wire legs if desired.

There are so many cool things to make with beads and wire.

wire bird picture

Try using wire and beads to make beautiful hanging hearts.

I made these cute little heart decorations by filling a length of wire with beads, then bending it into a heart shape.

I added fishing line covered with beads to the bottom and fishing line at the top to hang.

I used a similar technique to make sweet fairy wands, you can find out how here.

If you want to more ambitious shape, such as a Christmas tree, you could mould the wire around the outside of a cookie cutter to get your shape.

The ideas are limitless and the end result, lovely.

If you enjoyed this project, please share.

Happy crafting and have a gleeful week.