I made these as Christmas gifts this year. The Braves hanger is for my mom and my brother. The cross is for my sister-in-law. Green and purple were her wedding colors. I used regular acrylic paint. I also outlined the baseball with black puff paint. For the wire, I was limited in my options since I just went to Walmart to look for some. This is floral wire that I've used. My students made smaller ones for Christmas ornaments, and we used jewelry wire to hang those.