Wire Embroidery

I love to mess around with embroidery – here’s a different kind of Valentine for you…

Wire embroidery from Family Chic.

Rubber coated copper wire is shaped into a sentence and stitched onto a piece of rough linen.

Start out with a piece of fabric and a piece of corrugated cardboard – both of the same size.

Grab a bag of Twisteez Wire (a rubber coated copper wire used for wire sculptures, available at Blick for about $6.00 a bag).

Shape your sentence by bending the wire.

Using an embroidery floss of the same color as the wire, attach your wire sentence to the fabric.

I made small stitches at about every half inch or so. You only need to make small stitches to tack it down.

I used a red thread to dot the "i" with a french knot.

I also filled in the heart with a satin stitch in red.

Using a hot glue gun, I attached the fabric to the cardboard and hung it up with a metal clip.

Give it a try – the kids will love this one.


  1. Dawn  January 3, 2012

    Very industrious of you! Cleaver way to tack it down, too.

    • camilla  January 4, 2012

      Thank you Dawn! So glad you like it! 🙂 C

  2. WeKnowStuff  January 4, 2012

    Never in a million years would I have thought you could do something so very creative with coated wire! Love this!


    • camilla  January 4, 2012

      Dani, Thanks for stopping by and commenting – I always love to hear from my readers! 🙂 Take Care, Camilla

  3. jana  January 4, 2012

    Love this. You come up with such creative and simple ideas all the time. Looking for a book from you someday soon.
    xo jana
    ps-love the new blog design too.

    • camilla  January 4, 2012

      Thank you so much Jana! I really appreciate your support! 🙂 Happy New Year, Camilla

  4. Kelli  January 6, 2012

    LOVE IT! You are super talented!

  5. Edith  January 9, 2012

    Wow this is simply gorgeous, I love the idea.
    Thanks for sharing this =) And “Hi” from Paris – France.

    • camilla  January 9, 2012

      Merci Edith! 🙂

  6. Blair  January 10, 2012

    I really love your idea. Could you use burlap as your fabric?

  7. DM  January 12, 2012

    Cool! I love this idea !!!

  8. Catrin  January 12, 2012

    Awesome. This looks amazing. I really like it. So many possibilities.
    Greetings from Germany

  9. janiece  January 13, 2012

    Very Cute! I can not wait to try it.

  10. Sara  January 14, 2012

    Hi Camilla – Love this idea. I may try non-rubberized wire since that is what I already have to work with.

    • camilla  January 14, 2012

      Sara – that sounds great – I am sure it will work. Best of luck with it – have fun! 🙂 Camilla

  11. Allie  January 14, 2012

    Hi Camilla! LOVE this! I saw it on Ucreate and just had to pop over and see it. It looks so fun! It’s definitely pinned for later use. Thanks for sharing!

    • camilla  January 14, 2012

      Allie, Thanks! It is very fun to make and super easy! Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Camilla

  12. Crystal (chaoticlilshadow)  January 15, 2012

    I never would have thought to do this! Thanks for showing it off!

  13. sara  January 18, 2012

    love this! it’s so adorable!
    just came across your blog and i’m LOVING it.
    thanks for such sweet wholesome ideas!

  14. Peg Poswall  February 11, 2012

    HI, loved this idea so much I made 50 of them and mailed them out for Valentine Cards. Thanks so much for the idea.