DIY Awesomeness: Yarn Letters

I hope you were able to check out Lena’s project from yesterday’s post. If not check it out here. Today’s DIY Awesomeness series continues with Amy’s stunning yarn letter.

Amy lives in the sunny state of Albuquerque, New Mexico with her hubby and new baby  girl, Audrey. Amy has the coolest job ever- landscape architect. Amy’s house is filled with beautiful things and one of those lovelies is a brilliant DIY project. Check it out!

Here's Amy on getting crafty with yarn:                                         

Yarn Wrapping How-to:

1. Head to your nearest craft store in search of some fun items to wrap in yarn.  After searching up and down the aisles I decided upon the letter A (for my daughter, Audrey's, room) and a foam wreath for our guest room.  I purchased one spool of yarn for each item, but there was plenty of extra yarn that you could easily have shared one spool.  I also purchased a few 8.5 x 11 sheets of felt for the flowers.  

2.  After hot gluing the yarn to the letter to keep it in place, slowly wrap the item.  It's good to put on a movie, as this part of the craft could take a while!  Once the item is wrapped, it's time to start adding the embellishments.  I've seen many clever items added from painted wooden letters, to buttons, to flowers.  I decided upon homemade felt flowers. 

3.  Making felt flowers is actually quite easy and such fun.  Cut your felt into a large circle with slightly wavy edges.  Then cut the circle into a long spiral starting at the outside and working in.  Once you have cut all the way to the center, it's time to get out the glue gun.  Starting at the center of the circle (the end of your spiral) roll the spiral from the inside out.  Once you've rolled the felt all the way up, glue it to your yarn item.

This easy craft is very inexpensive but be prepared to have everyone you know wanting one!

How can you not be inspired by this easy project! I’m impressed. Thanks for sharing with us Amy! Time to go dig in the drawer for some yarn!

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