From Candace of From Pixels to Quill: I was looking for some fancy paperclips to use for styling with an upcoming baby announcement I'm designing. I knew that I had seen many other fun shapes before, like cats, and cacti, and diamond rings. But after searching around within the usual suspects (Etsy, Amazon, eBay, Google), I couldn't find the monstera leaves I so desperately was seeking anywhere. So, back to Amazon I went to order up some craft wire, determined to make them myself. Here are the steps to creating any shape your heart desires and the supplies you will need!
If your first one turns out less than perfect, don't be discouraged. While I wouldn't describe my first leaf as a DIY fail, it definitely looked a little wobbly. Try again; you'll get the hang of it!
1. 18 gauge artistic craft wire (comes in various colors and widths – helpful hint, the lower the gauge, the thicker/stiffer the wire – probably want to stay within 18–24 gauge)
3. Wire cutters
4. Printout of monstera leaf (or your chosen shape)