Turns out, a yellow HELLO is just what our entry way needed.
This is TOTALLY not a unique project. (Type "wire + yarn" into Pinterest and you'll be scrolling for days.) But it was fun to do and came together quickly in an afternoon.
I picked up thick, but easily bend-able, wire at Jo-Anns (in their floral section) and manipulated it into a cursive "hello". To help the letters hold their shape throughout the wrapping process, I twisted the wire around itself wherever it overlapped.
Then I tied my yellow yarn (sill on the skein) to the far point of "h" and started wrapping. I stuck to the bottom parts of each letter at first. Then, because the skein wouldn't fit through the letter loops, I wrapped around each with smaller balls of yarn.
It looked pretty thin & bumpy the first time through, so with another episode of Arrested Development on, I went back over it a second time with more yarn.
Simple, sun-shiney and I'm one material closer to done. Check plus.
This is project 9 of 27. I am attempting to complete 27 craft projects using 27 different materials before I turn 28 on 02.22.13. You can follow my progress here on the blog or on pinterest. Birthday challenges are my favorite. You can see the 26 Projects I completed while 26 here and the 27 materials I have used so far here.