I picked up some yarn & felt at Michael's and the letter "K" at JoAnn's and decided that 10:00pm would be a great time to start working on it. And I stayed up until about 2:00am until it was completely done. I would have loved to have had a tutorial in pictures for you all to see exactly how I made it, but when you've exceeded your bed time by a few hours, taking pictures is the last thing going through ones mind. I only got this one lousy picture:
As easily as I can explain this, here's my picture free tutorial!
- Hot glue the beginning of the yarn to the back of the letter.
- Start wrapping the yarn around the letter (you can start anywhere really) & just keep wrapping & wrapping.
- For intricate letters, like a K, you'll have to change your pattern of wrapping.
- If you don't get every inch of the letter covered, don't worry! It's called cut & glue.
- For some corners and edges that I just couldn't get the yarn to cover, I cut individual pieces of yarn and glued them down after I was down wrapping the first time.
Then I tied a big ol' giant lacey bow in the middle (because I love bows).
And I made two felt birdies free hand (hence why the one looks kind of like a dolphin).
And I glued the pretty flowers up top.
Honestly, the hardest part is just wrapping the stupid yarn around the letter and making sure you have all the areas covered. But once you finish it and bask in the glory of your finished product, you will feel like you have solved the most difficult algebraic equation known to man!
Kinsley's yarn letter now lives in her nursery, on a shelf above the changing table. I love looking at it and it's colorful goodness. I just hope she doesn't have the urge to explode all over the wall one day while changing her and her yarn letter becomes a poopy letter. Maybe I'll look into a glass box to put it in, haha.