(Closed) Am I the only one who can’t make these WIRE HANGERS LOOK GOOD!?!

posted 7 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

hmmm, sounds like maybe you need to give yourself an out for this one.  ask yourself: is it crutial to the success of the wedding or reception? if not, maybe you will feel better if you moved on (or treated yourself to the etsy version).

I had to make some sacrifices and nix certain projects because I ran out of time. nobody noticed, no problems! 

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

I don’t think I could make them either. I’m pretty sure the people on etsy might use some kind of tool to keep everything nice and straight, and lots of practice.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I cant even imagine trying to do one myself 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Here’s what I would do:  www.etsy.com! 🙂 hehe.  I could never accomplish that! Good luck!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

artlover probably had special tools. since she mentioned E6000 glue, that is a clue that she’s an experienced crafter who does this kind of stuff all the time. 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I was able to do my personalized wire hanger … but I SUCKED at the “Thank You” parasol.  We all have strengths and weaknesses and even though I’m crafty enough to do the hangers, I couldn’t get my parasol to look good to save my life.  By the 4th or 5th try, unless you’re seeing improvement, I would just scrap the idea and either buy one or do some of the painted hangers that are really neat too.

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m so sorry you are having trouble. I am an art education major, so yes, I have experience with many different art mediums. Can you post a photo of what you have done? Maybe we could identify where its going wrong for you and give you more specific tips if we know what you are struggling with!

edit: the only tools that I used were the font printed out (helps a TON), a wine cork for letters like o, d, b, c, a, etc., and a pair of needlenose pliers to close the wire on itself when it needs to do a 180 (letters like l, m, etc). and a drill to drill the holes in the side. it does take some practice if you have never worked with wire before but don’t get discouraged! If you look at etsy sellers closeup pics you can often see the path they made with the wire to make tricky letters.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

No no. I failed too.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I am struggling too!

I think I will have to do at least one of these over… 🙁  I can’t figure out how to not get the dings in the aluminum when I have to squish it together–I even used flat pliers that I use for jewelry making, but to no avail, they still turned out crappy.  Frown

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

The same thign happened to me. I think it might be the type of wire we are using. Maybe it’s too thin. I bought mine from Etsy and was attempting to do the bridesmaids’ myself but so far it’s a no-go.

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