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the red thread wrapped wire speech bubble

MAKE IT :: Wrapped wire speech bubble

You may have already seen photos of my apartment on the blog (here’s my bedroom) – it has all white walls and quite a minimal style, but there’s one thing that I’m stuck with and can’t afford to change – the ugly aging beige intercom handset. I’ve given a lot of thought to how I can hide or disguise it, to no avail. So I came up with a solution: instead of trying to hide it, I decided to create this neon wrapped wire speech bubble to place right next to it. Now the handset doesn’t stick out like a sore thumb anymore, it’s become part of a fun art piece.

See – ugly isn’t it?! But now it looks a whole lot more fun.

You may have seen other tutorials for wrapped wire words around, but this is much easier and less tedious than any I’ve seen… wrapping the wire before you bend it makes it a breeze. My tutorial includes a printable template for the hello speech bubble, and you can find it on Crafttuts+.

If you have any vintage portraits I think one of these neon wrapped wire speech bubbles would look really cool on it.

the red thread wrapped wire hello speech bubble

the red thread wrapped wire speech bubble

Click through to Crafttuts+ for the full wire wrapped word tutorial.

  • Nancy

    Another clever craft, thanks for sharing;)

    • the red thread

      Thanks Nancy!

  • http://blog.stephbond.com Steph Bond-Hutkin | Bondville

    And so beautifully executed Lisa!

    • the red thread

      Thanks Steph, I had fun with this one!

  • http://www.twoducksswimming.blogspot.com Two Ducks Swimming

    Hi Lisa, Your ‘hello’ speech bubble looks great! You could also jazz up your phone by spray painting the phone cable the same pink neon with some spray paint – now that would look great too!!

    • the red thread

      Ah now that’s an idea! thanks!