DIY Yarn Wrapped Letter

June 25, 2012

Yarn Wrapped Letter via allonsykimberly.com
This was a really easy project that I did one weekend. It is a bit time consuming, but it’s simple enough that you can do it while watching TV and the results are so pretty! All you need are a few supplies and few free hours.

SUPPLIES:
  • cardboard letter
  • yarn
  • glue
  • scissors

Yarn Wrapped Letter via allonsykimberly.com


STEP 1: COVER THE EDGES
Yarn Wrapped Letter via allonsykimberly.com
Start by measuring a piece of yarn to wrap over the edge, then cut a bunch of pieces around the same length (pics 1-3). Then cover a section of the cardboard with glue and start sticking the yarn in place until the whole edge is covered (pics 4-7). Lay the letter on its side and cut all the long bits of yarn, leaving about a half an inch hanging over (pics 8-9).


STEP 2: WRAP YARN AROUND THE ENDS
Yarn Wrapped Letter via allonsykimberly.com
First, apply some glue over the bits of yarn that are hanging over from the previous step.
Yarn Wrapped Letter via allonsykimberly.com
Start wrapping yarn around letter until the short yarn pieces are covered. Repeat on all ends of the letter.
Yarn Wrapped Letter via allonsykimberly.com


STEP 3: WRAP YARN AROUND THE REST OF THE LETTER
This is pretty self explanatory – all you need to do is attach the end of the yarn to the yarn that’s already wrapped around the edges. You can either glue it in place or tie it to the existing yarn. After that you just keep wrapping, wrapping, and wrapping until it’s covered.

If your letter had any curves, you’ll need a slightly different wrapping method.
Yarn Wrapped Letter via allonsykimberly.com
Basically, all you need to do is make small triangles with the yarn (pic 1) then alternate wrapping the yarn from side to side (pics 2-3) until it’s filled in (pic 4). Then just keep repeating that until you’ve covered the whole curve (pic 5).


Depending on the size of the letter, you might need to use two rolls of yarn. If this is the case you’ll need to tie off the end of the first yarn ball (is that the right term?) and then just tie the new piece of yarn to that. (see below)
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Eventually, you’ll have the whole thing covered and then you just need to either tie off the end of the yarn or glue it in place – your choice.

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You can keep it as is with just the yarn, or add a cute embellishment, like a flower or something, then display it proudly!




2 comments:

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

Thanks so much for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday, I featured this on my blog today! Come stop by and grab a featured button: http://www.mygirlishwhims.com/2012/08/your-whims-wednesday-71-and-features.html

The Mandatory Mooch said...

Another fun project!! Thank you so much for linking up to Tasty Thursdays last week. Hope to see you again this week!! The party is live at http://mandatorymooch.blogspot.com/2012/08/tasty-thursdays-3.html

Nichi – The Mandatory Mooch