Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Pinterest Project: yarn wrapped letters

In my experience, Pinterest can either be inspiring or maddening. There are SO MANY great ideas out there it's very easy to think "I could totally do that" and, before you know it, there's about 237 new projects now on your to-do list.

Enter this little project. I am always looking for very cheap, very cute decorative things to do to my house. My house and I are in a love-hate relationship and so I try to do what I can to make it cute, but on a limited budget. I'm not interested in sinking a lot of money into this house.

I bought the stuff for this several months ago....


I really liked the look of the cute letters and I wanted to add something interesting to the floating shelves in my kitchen so I bought the letters EAT and yarn at my local Hobby Lobby.




The letters are cardboard and were on sale so they were about $1.25 each. I chose a mustard yellow yarn and it was $3-4. LOVE decor that costs under $10 including tax....and I had tons of yarn left over for other projects! (I already had the glue gun and glue sticks.)

There are instructions at the link above, but they're not really all that necessary. I pretty much just started wrapping the letters in yarn and glueing here and there. It was pretty straight forward once I got the hang of it and decided how I wanted to wrap them.







The "A" was a little tricky so I sucked up my pride and looked at her instructions. :) I will say though, it was time consuming. It took me a good couple of hours to finish, but I really, really like how they turned out. :)




If you have cute decor ideas, please share!

I have another completed project and now 236 projects to be completed so I'm sure I'll be sharing about them.

Eventually.





4 comments:

Kristen said...

LOVE it Dana! I might have to steal this idea ;)

elizabeth said...

Hi! I know you posted this a long time ago...and I'm hoping you can help me. I went to Hobby Lobby tonight (shortly before they were closing) and asked where I could find these and was told they only had thin letters. Do you remember where in Hobby Lobby you found these? Thanks so much!

MissAshley said...

I did the same thing (but spelled my husbands name along with mine). I ordered my letters like that off of hobbylobby.com since I currently live in Hawaii. Shipping was pretty cheap and so were the letters! This project takes forever but I think it was worth it, now just to figure out how to hang mine!
Good luck!

MissAshley said...

I did the same thing (but spelled my husbands name along with mine). I ordered my letters like that off of hobbylobby.com since I currently live in Hawaii. Shipping was pretty cheap and so were the letters! This project takes forever but I think it was worth it, now just to figure out how to hang mine!
Good luck!

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