Another great find on the Pinterest boards! I had to try this – particularly for the bridal shower. Because if a bridal shower isn’t reason enough to display your initials in LARGE FONT, then I dont’ know what else is.
This is only a partial tutorial and I’ll tell you why. You’re going to have to find you’re own groove. I thought this was going to be a very simple project – and for the most part, it was. Except for those pesky multi-dimensional letters. The flat S was cake. The other two? Meh.
Here’s what you’ll need:
HOT GLUE <– yes, I cheated.
Start wrapping your letter at the easiest junction. Meaning don’t wrap the ‘serif’ portion yet. You want to cover MOST of the body of your letter.
Once most of the body is covered, you may need to cut your yarn. Tuck the excess string underneath the wrapped portion on the BACK side of the letter. Now, start your new thread on the serif ends of the letter. You’re going to have to play around with the directions here. I must of tried several different ways before I found what worked for me. And even then, I’m not sure if it was the best method.
Once you’ve covered both ends of your letter, tuck the string end into the wrapped portions on the back side of your letter. Then marvel at your awesome wrapped letter. And think, “How easy!” because you are going to need that to get you through those next two letters.
So, if you are working with a letter that has a hole in it (you know, A, B, D, O, etc.) you will need to have to use sections of yarn to get full coverage. With the A, I started wrapping the hole first – mainly because I wanted to get it out of the way!
Then I expanded out from there. As you can see, it was a “learn as you go” experiment. I finally had enough of my yarn slipping off the edges and I pulled out the glue gun – absolutely NO SHAME whatsoever. That’s when I started making progress.
The E was a little easier than the A but still offered up challenges on then ends.
Once I found my groove, the rest was history. I was really pleased with the end results. Maybe I’ll even make a set for my house….one day.
The full tutorial on this post can be found on the Let Birdz Fly site. I love, at the end of the tutorial, how she framed out the letters on the wall. Great idea.