Did you know that March is National Craft Month? If you needed a reason to skip your adult responsibilities tonight you now have a legitimate excuse. (Insert an eye roll from a non-craft lover here, if there is such a person!) Today’s post about my love of crafting was inspired by the people over at Wayfair! They reached out and challenged me to go back to my very first craft post and redo my first craft shared on The Logbook. Since I am always up for a reason to get crafty I jumped right in.
I had to dig back a few years to find my first craft project shared on this little blog. Wow, talk about a trip through memory lane! The very first project I mentioned were these LOVE letters for a Valentine’s Day mantle.
In the first post I never actually shared how I completed the quick project, so this challenge is perfect! Check out how easy it easy to create your own yarn wrapped letters below.
To begin you will need:
- cardboard letters
- gold spray paint
- hot glue gun
step one | To begin you will want to spray paint the top and sides of the letters. Allow to dry completely.
step two | Decide how much of the letter you want to wrap with yarn. I decided to only wrap the bottom third(ish) of the letters. Put a small strip of glue on the back of the letter, marking the highest point you want the yarn to go up the letter. Place the yarn on the strip of hot glue and allow to dry. From there wrap the yarn around the letter, working your way down the letter. Make sure you keep the yarn close together, winding it tightly as you go.
step three | If you reach a corner or bend in the letter that is tricky you can use more hot glue along the back of the letter to help keep the yarn in place. Avoid putting the glue on the front of the letter to keep the front looking clean. There may be some gaps in the yarn along the corners. Do your best to keep it close together, overlapping the yarn when needed. Remember – it doesn’t have to be perfect! This is a project that is just for fun!
step four | Use a small strip of hot glue along the back of the letter to secure the end of the yarn in place.
variations | You can use yarn of similar colors to create an ombre effect with the yarn, going from lighter to darker. Feel free to mix and match whatever colors of yarn or spray paint will look great in your home! I decided to use a light gray and dark navy yarn, combining the two on the middle initial.
The golden yarn wrapped monogram looks great in our son’s room and is hopefully something that will match the space for years to come! If you are looking for more great craft ideas check out the hashtag #CraftDoOver on social media for more great projects from bloggers who are redoing their very first projects. You can also find lots of great supplies for your crafting needs, and tons of fabulous bins for storing your crafts over at Wayfair.
What colors would you pick for your own monogram? I was thinking pastel colors would be fun for spring, or neon colors for a girls bedroom! Let me know what colors you think would look fabulous in your home.
Happy crafting friends,