Living in Texas and owning a small yarncraft business means one thing: when it gets hot, people do NOT want to buy things made of yarn. And it gets hot early. Like in April. So I needed to find some things I could do to get me through those hot months.
While looking on Pinterest the other day I found these!
Super easy to do, but took me a bit of trial and error. But I can be a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to crafting.
Letters - these can be any size and material of your choosing. I went with simple 8" chipboard letters from Hobby Lobby
Glue - this makes covering the edges MUCH easier, you can do fabric/craft glue or hot glue
Yarn - a good use of your yarn stash, or buy color(s) that coordinate with your decor
I chose to do the letter H, for Heather.
Start by cutting several small pieces of yarn, maybe 4" or so. You'll glue these pieces to the end of your letters.
I did the middle of the H first, and then did the sides. I chose to wrap my yarn in the direction that you write the letter, to add a little more visual interest. After you glue the yarn pieces on the end, start wrapping the yarn in the opposite direction of the final product. You'll want a double layer so the chipboard is completely covered. Wrap slowly, and push the yarn together as you go, so it is tightly wrapped.
Approximate time spent: 30 minutes
Money spent: $5 (glue and letter)
You can set these on a shelf, hang them on the wall, put them in a frame...there are lots of possibilities! These would be wonderful in a nursery or child's room.