Have you seen Terry Border’s work? If not, you MUST! He takes wire, pliers, and everyday objects and turns them into the most FABULOUS characters. I only recently discovered his blog, Bent Objects, and nearly died laughing at all his little friends! Terry also has a new book out called Bent Objects: The Secret Life of Everyday Things. I am dying to get my hands on that book!
Anyway, after looking at his entire blog and discovering his basic wire bending how-to, I decided to try a little “bent object” of my own. I busted out some of the dollar store floral wire I’ve been hoarding and went to town:
(Please, feel free to mock me and my deformed birdie; there is NO comparison between Terry’s work and my feeble first attempt!)
The possibilities for this idea are endless! What object will YOU bend?
[go to Terry’s basic wire bending how-to]
floral wire, $1
pliers, $1 or on hand
object to personify, on hand
Total: $1 and up
CUTE!!!! I love him, he’s adorable.
How fun! Your birdie turned out great! You can’t expect your first try to be as refined as Terry’s, since he has made probably hundreds of them. I love Bent Objects – thank you for posting about it and making your own version. So fun. I can imagine this would be a fun project to do with grade schoolers on up! I know my preschoolers would love to play with the final objects, too.
Just came across your site from a Google search. Love it! Totally up my (frugal) alley! Will definitely be bookmarking it and adding it to my blogroll.
I have a new meme happening on Mondays called “Make It Myself Monday” where authors of other craft blogs (or the newbie crafter just trying something out…aka – me) can link up any post to something they ‘made themselves’. The post doesn’t have to have been written on a Monday, or even recently…it can come from your archives. I’d love for you to come on over and link up one of your posts…since it is a new meme, I am looking for some great crafters to get the ball rolling!
Check it out here: bit.ly/7oObgs
I think that birdie is utterly adorable! It reminds me of something from Alice in Wonderland-too cute!!
A most worthy effort, Heather! Great wire and scissor bird! Reminds me of a stork!
I love it! It immediately reminded me of Alice in Wonderland as well!