Thursday, March 27, 2014

DIY Yarn Wrapped Letter

This was an easy project but very tedious...especially for perfectionists like myself!  Please note that my instructions are specifically for a letter 'M'.  If you do another letter, especially one with curves, your process will be a little different!

What You Need:
Wooden letter
Tape or hot glue
Optional: paint to match your yarn

How to Make: (scroll down for step by step photos)

1. I was using a dark color of yarn so I decided to paint my letter to match the yarn.  This way if there was any space that was left uncovered, it would be less noticeable!  I spray painted my letter using this handy method.
2. Allow your letter to dry thoroughly.  Unfortunately my spray paint nozzle was faulty so my letter looks a little weird.  No worries though since it's just getting covered!
3. Once your letter is dry, you can start wrapping with yarn.  I wrapped vertically on the "legs" of the M first (see photo below).  To start wrapping I secured a piece of yarn with tape.  You can also use hot glue if you prefer.  When I was done wrapping a section, I would secure the end with tape again.
4. Once you have the legs wrapped vertically, get the edges on the top and bottom of each leg as well as the center "v" portion of your 'M'.
5. Now that you have your first layer, you're ready to start the second layer!  For this layer I wrapped horizontally.  I started at the bottom of each leg and moved up until I hit the corner by the "v".
6. After step 5 I was really intimidated.  I couldn't figure out how to get a first layer onto that middle "v" portion of my 'M'!  I decided to just do one layer there instead.  I started at the bottom of the "v' and wrapped horizontally.  After that I wrapped the upper right and left portions of the "legs" on my 'M' horizontally so that my yarn would have a uniform look.  I think it turned out great!  (Other than resembling the University of Michigan M, gross!)


1 comment:

  1. That looks awesome! I tried that once and it was a disaster, lol.