Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Tutorial Tuesday-Yarn Wrapped Letter

Happy Tuesday everyone! Welcome to Tutorial Tuesday! I have made tons of these letters for our house...family...friends...and I sell them in my Etsy Store. They are super easy and you can customize the yarn to any color you want. This is one I did for our living room. I have a wall painted dark blue and the rest of the walls are a creamish {that's an ugly word} color.

Materials Needed:
1. Paper Mache Letter {any type will work really-I bought mine at Joann Fabrics}
2. Yarn {your choice of color}
3. Hot Glue Gun
4. Hot Glue Sticks


1. Put a little glue on what ever edge you would like to start on. If you have end caps on your letter like in the "c" above, leave those for last.
2. Attach your string to the glue spot. I always like to over hang my yarn so I can cut it flush with the edge of the letter. It's easier to hide that way.


3. Occasionally put a dab of glue to make sure your yarn isn't going to move.



4. Leave a gap around the corners. It is easier to go back to them separately than trying to do it now. The yarn will just keep slipping off and it gets frustrating. {trust me}



When you get to the end, add a little dab of glue. Be careful not to get too much because it will ooze {another ugly word} all over the yarn and its very hard to get off.



Snip the end of the yarn off and press it down into the glue.



Now it's time to work on those pesky flat ends. I had a hard time with these at first because I wasn't sure which look I wanted to go for. Do I want to use one long string and do that maze look or do the straight across look. I opted for the straight across look. I forgot to take a close up picture of this so if you look  at the finished picture you can see what it will look like.



For the corners, add a dab of glue to the top of the "wedge." Start wrapping the yarn around until the bare spots are all covered.  



There you have it. Easy as pie. {which isn't very easy usually} Excuse our unfinished hardwood floor. We are in the process of refinishing the spot in front of our front door!


I'm going to try this linking up thing. I am new at the tutorial and linking thing so I'm sure I'll get better at taking pictures and making more interesting things! Stick with me! :)

I'm linking up here....

Cherished Bliss (for some reason her button wouldn't post here)

and here....

8 comments:

  1. Very cute blog and great tutorial. I haven't tried yarn on letters. I usually do Mod Podge, but this is something I would like to try. :)

    Your newest follower, Jess @ The Delightful Crafter

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  2. Oh...I'm so glad you're here and following along! I am not following you as well!! :) Hope you enjoy!

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  3. Very nice! I love big letters and I love twine! Following you back now. Cheers!

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    1. Glad you're here Meeha! Have a great day!

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  4. What a cute way to dress up a letter! Nice job!

    ~Stephanie

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