Remember when I was trying to make Martha’s ‘bebe’ sign? Well, I had the shower this past weekend, and I’m happy to say that the sign looked great!! Here’s how I did it.
- wire wrapped with rafia-like material (I found it at Michael’s)
- needle nose pliers with wire cutter
- lavender stems with buds
Okay, so I started with the wrapped wire:
And I just started bending the wire into the correct letter shapes with my fingers. I used the pliers to help when I wrapped the wire around itself to hold it in place, and to cut the wire from the spool:
I found the “e” to be a lot harder than the “b” I kept having to readjust. For the b, I did basically the same thing. I made the loop at the top first, wrapped it through itself, and then made the bottom part of the letter:
Here’s how it looked before the lavender:
Then, I took my lavender plant and pulled off some stems to wrap them around the wire (don’t worry, I still have a very full plant):
Just repeat and repeat on each of the letters until they are completely covered. I didn’t need to do anything to keep the lavender in place, it basically just stayed put after I wrapped it. I did tuck it a couple times where necessary:
And, hanging at the party (sadly, I did not get a good picture):
The mom-to-be loved it and took it home with her. I’ll share more stuff from the shower, including the croquembouche we made. Yum!!