Repurposed Barbed Wire Wall Art
We keep removing barbed wire on our property for safety reasons – four dogs! We are also finding old pieces of wood. In wanting to use the wire and wood we are finding, first I made a lampshade cover out of the wire and now I’m using the wood and more wire to make this heart!
I sprayed the wire colonial red so it would stand out against the brown wood. Then I made a template of a heart so I would have a pattern to follow when I attached the wire to the wood. I didn’t do anything to the wood except wash it. I used old Christmas wrapping paper to make the template.
I used a staple gun to attach the wire following the paper template. I made another smaller heart to go in the middle of the larger one I already had attached.
But, after stapling the wire to the wood, it didn’t have a nice finished look. So, I pulled out all of the staples and reattached the wire with small nails. I already had the “love” sign to hang on the wire. To hang the sign on the wall, I used another piece of barbed wire and stapled it to the back of the wood.
This rustic barbwire heart now hangs in our basement as a conversation piece!
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