DIY Tutorial: Yarn Wrapped Letters

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Here's an easy project that I found online! Bailey from Let Birds Fly put together a wonderful tutorial with a step-by-step photo tutorial and instructions. Use colors and yarns of your choice and make this a special gift for the mommy-to-be. Such a wonderful addition for the baby's nursery! {Can also be used as part of the baby shower decorations.}

From Bailey... i've had these block letters for a while (mine and my husbands initials), but i didn't know what i wanted to do with them. i was about to resort to painting (which is fine, i just wanted to try something different), but i've been seeing on different blogs the popularity of yarn, including simply wrapping things in yarn. which is FANTASTIC! i had yarn in the house, so that's what i decided to do. hope you like it! 

Materials List: 

block letters 

Step-by-Step Instructions: 

1. begin wrapping the letter with the yarn. my recommendation is to wrap horizontally at first. (though really you can do it any way you want!) and unless you have to wrap a letter with a hole (Bs, Os, Qs, As, Ps, Ds, Rs, etc) you don't need to cut a particular length of yarn. 
2. tackle the more difficult areas first (my ex: the middle part of the K). it doesn't have to look pretty in the beginning. 
3. keep wrapping, and make sure the "uglies" (where you have to criss-cross to get to other parts of the letter) are on the back side. 
4. make sure you cover every single bit of the letter, even the sides. 
5. when you're done wrapping horizontally, start wrapping over that vertically. you don't have to, though, this is just how i do it. i learned that i like to wrap the letters in the direction that i would write them. does that make sense? 
6. on the back, tie off your yarn (using some of the already wrapped yarn) and snip off the extra. you're done! now you can decorate with your masterpiece, add embellishments, use them as tools to help your child learn his ABCs, or whatever! 

Design & Photography: Bailey from Let Birds Fly


Sandi said...

I love this!! Will have to try...

maddy said...

Love it! very sweet and imaginative! Thanks you so much for sharing!


Tanisha_G said...

This is my favorite! cant wait to use in my sons nursery!

Unknown said...

I'm a little late, but I LOVE this