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]

Project Estimate:

  • floral wire, $1
  • pliers, $1 or on hand
  • object to personify, on hand

Total: $1 and up