Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Yarn Wrapped Monogram

Have you seen these monograms lately?
I wanted to make something crafty for a friend who recently had a baby. When I saw all the cute yarn-covered monograms over at Pinterest, I knew that was my next project.

Along with tacky glue and scissors, here is what I used for the project. I ended up having enough yarn leftover for a second monogram.

I thought about painting the wood letter first, in case there wasn't enough coverage, but I opted to wrap it all 2-3 times, so it looked more padded. In the final version, you can't see any of the wood underneath.

I did, however, decided to cover the ends like this, using tacky glue. I didn't want it to look messy, so I took extra care here.

When that was all dry, I started wrapping. I wrapped and wrapped, and kept the yard taught so it didn't relax. I tried to work as neatly as possible, and it ended up being such a FUN project! It is totally doable for a pre-teen to do, too. (Our daughter made one for a friend the day after I finished this one up, and she needed little help from me with it!)

When it was said and done, I raided my stash and added a few doilies and crocheted flowers. Fingers crossed that she likes it!

I hope you give this one a try!

Enjoy your day!


Mary Ann Jenkins said...

This is so cute Trish! Love it!!!

BabyBokChoy said...

brilliantly done!

Amy said...

Pretty awewome. Need to find a giant M.

Trish said...

Amy--Pat Catan's! She will love it! Need another craft day?? :)

Debbi Tehrani said...

So, so cool! I have such a boring letter for a monogram. D

Anonymous said...

that is SO cute!!!

Gina M said...

The "G" got my attention right away. It is beautiful. i might have to lift this idea! TFS

Ryzmomplus2 said...

Must find me some giant letters! Love it

Julee Bode said...

I love this, where did you get the wooden letter?