Thursday, September 8, 2011

Yarn-Wrapped Letters

Sorry for my little unexpected absence. I had no idea kindergarten would throw my routine into such an upheaval. I'm starting to feel like all I do is run back and forth between home and the school. But here's a little project I squeezed in last week. These yarn-wrapped letters are so quick and easy, and I think they'd make great baby gifts. In fact, I made this one for my new niece, Audrey.

 Step One: Grab your supplies...

Start wrapping the closed-off areas of the letter. You'll have to take a length of yarn and cut it from the skien, so you can wrap through the opening of the letter. Secure the ends of the yarn with hot glue and keep wrapping till the area is covered.

Step Two: Pick another spot and keep wrapping. The open "legs" of the letters are super easy, because you can leave the yarn attached to the skien and just wrap like crazy. The main purpose of this layer is to make sure the side-parts of the letter are fully covered.

Step Three: Keep wrapping. I had a few bald spots, so I cut little pieces of yarn and glued them into those areas. I knew I'd be wrapping another layer, so I didn't stress too much about it being totally perfect.

Step Four: Keep adding layers until you like it. The first one I made, I didn't like at all, so I simply cut the yarn off and started over. Also, the thicker the yarn, the quicker the coverage. I finished it off by cutting a little flower out of felt and gluing it onto the leg. Ta-Da! Quick, inexpensive, custom decoration!

 P.S. Isn't my little photo assistant such a good little helper?

I'll be back tomorrow with a fun canvas project I've been working on, and the re-design of my gallery wall. And I've got some really fun baby news coming up soon, too! Have a great day.



Jill GG (good life for less) said...

I absolutely LOVE this... as a (former) knitter I have scads of yarn in my basement too. It would make a great Christmas project!

PhotoPuddle said...

This is a fantastic idea. So great in fact I have linked to this blog post from my blog today!

Cherry Blossoms said...

Love this craft idea! I might just have to try it out.

michelle said...

I love this and will definitely be trying it out!!! Also, can you tell me where you got that super cute ballerina? I am getting ready to redo my girls room in ballerina stuff and would love one for a shelf!

Fifi said...

this came out adorable!! Thanks for sharing!!

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