Confession: I have random craft projects stored away from parties and conferences I’ve styled. I just can’t part with crafts once the event is done and they’re no longer needed. This makes for a full craft room. One of my goals this year, along with “making” every day, is to use a good portion of my supplies and all those old crafts before I buy new stuff.
With that in mind I set out to use some old cardboard letters I had saved from an Arkansas Women Bloggers event. I also had some pretty multicolored yarn and scraps of matching felt. This was a fun project and while the pin was an inspiration-I sort of made it up as I went. I mean, it’s wrapping a letter in yarn, right? How hard can that be?
The Pin: These yarn wrapped letters I saw & pinned. They were originally pinned from Etsy.
The Spin: I used these supplies to wrap: yarn; adhesive; double sided tape.
Basically, I ran a length of double sided taped on each part of the letter on both front and back. At the beginning and top I added a drop of glue and secured the beginning of the yarn and began wrapping, pressing the yarn into the double sided tape for extra security. I wrapped one side of the “A” down to the bottom of the triangle and then wrapped the other side. Once I got down to the bottom of the triangle again, I continued across the length again until I reached the “legs” of the A. A drop of glue secured the end of the yarn and I wrapped each leg separately. Finish with another drop of adhesive at the end and we’re done!
My advice is to wrap each part of the letter separately if you have separate parts. For instance, in the “W” the little upside down “v” that creates the “w” is wrapped separately. Just secure the ends with glue. Easy peasy.
The Verdict: While looking easy enough this project took a lot of patience and I originally was going to do four letters: A W B U. I got a little bored and frustrated doing the B and gave up (and I ran out of the yarn). I would definitely do this craft again, though, as they’re great gifts for baby showers, birthdays, and bridal showers.
Wondering what I’ll do with these now that they’ve been repurposed? I’m giving them to a friend who’s initials are A.W.
Have you completed any Pinterest projects lately? I’d love to see them. Link up below or tell me about them in comments.
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