DIY Wednesday- 4 Step Wire Wrap Ring Tutorial

So I know everyone has seen those awesome chevron rings and wire wrapped rings on Pinterest, and many of you may have attempted to create them. They aren’t too difficult, and we all love them! This tutorial is for those of you looking for a quick, awesome ring that takes less than 5 minutes to make! 

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Here is what you will need:

Craft wire- I prefer 16 gauge wire, it is easy to bend yet stays in shape!

Wire Cutters-can get these at any craft store

Ring Sizer- If you don’t have one, you can use a marker 

Beads- Two beads, I like to use old beads from broken jewelry

Glue- E-6000 is my go-to for jewelry making

 

Step 1: Cut about one ring of wire 

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Step 2: Wrap the wire around your sizer (or maker) 3 times. Cut excess so the ends are on the same side of the ring.

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Step 3: Fit your beads, make sure they don’t budge when you put them on. If they do, I suggest finding something with a smaller bead hole.

Step 4: Apply some E-6000 to the ends and slide your beads on. If there is a bit of wire sticking out, use a nail file to smooth it down.

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Let it dry and enjoy rocking your new statement piece!!

 

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DIY Wednesday- DIY Crafty Wedding Gifts

I will be attending a wedding this weekend and although cash is my go-to gift, I like to add a little something extra for fun. The following step-by-step guide is for a fun and crafty wedding gift. This can also work for engagement parties, bridal showers, baby showers (replace booze with baby bottles!) etc. 

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What you will need:

-bottles :I used the bride and grooms favorite beers (New Castle and Magners Cider)

-Scrap Black Fabric -for bowties

-White Tinsel Fabric-Wedding Isle of Michaels Craft Store

-Gold string

-Bride and Groom Bottle Covers-Wedding Isle of Michaels Craft Store

-Corks

-Wooden Letter

-Glue Gun and Sticks

 

Step 1: The Cork Letter

Use a large wooden letter for a base and begin glueing corks in random pattern until filled.

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Once you finish glueing your letter will be complete and take just a few moments to dry.

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Step 2: The Grooms Bottles

I used one of the (6) bottles to put the grooms bottle cover over. The rest will be adorned with bowties.

1-scrunch the bow ties together

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2- Place one string through the middle and tie one around to make the bow

 

 

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3- Attach to bottle and voila! You have a new bow tie for your bottle. Repeat for each groom bottle in your basket.

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Step 2: The Brides Bottles

1- Cut a piece of white tinsel fabric and place around bottle like a veil. (May need someone to hold while you tie it together)

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2-Repeat for each of the brides bottles.

 

Step 3: Place together and voila! 

I put the bottles into each six pack to keep from moving around and placed into a basket. The bottles with the covers were placed higher than the rest and the Corked Name Letter was placed at the back. 

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