How to Make Festive Rope Light Word Art
Make your season's greetings pop with this cheery DIY rope light project.
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- 12' rope light
- evergreen yard clippings
- green floral wire
- 2"-wide ribbon
- 9-gauge wire
- hot glue gun
- hot glue sticks
- printed letter "stencils" (optional)
Bend Wire to Create Word
Using stencil printouts as a guide (optional), bend the wire with pliers. Continue until the word is completely spelled out, then bend the wire back and forth until it breaks, or snip the end with wire cutters.
Using green floral wire, secure greenery to the wire word so the silver is no longer visible.
Add Rope Light
Once the wire word is covered in greenery, add the rope light behind it, fastening with green floral wire as you go.
Add Ribbon Hanger
Using a glue gun, attach a 2-foot section of ribbon to the top of the first letter, then repeat this process on the last letter of your word. Bring the two pieces of ribbon together and tie in a bow. Not only will the ribbon function as a cute way to hang your word art, but it will also camouflage any excess rope light and the electrical cord coming out from one side.
Hang your finished word in your entryway using a nail or removable hook for the holiday season.