DIY: Yarn Wrapped Letter

18 Feb

I’ve been meaning to do this project for some time now. I love collecting letters, and have amassed a pretty eclectic collection of the letter “A” which I display in my office. I have “A’s” made up of many different types, colors and materials, and a yarn wrapped “A” added another texture to my collection.

This project is pretty easy, however it does take some patience. Here is a list of materials:

  • Yarn (preferably 100% natural fiber, like wool or cotton)
  • Glue (I used ModPodge)
  • Scissors
  • Paint brush (if using ModPodge)
  • Letter of your choice (craft stores like Michael’s and Hobby Lobby have a great selection)

Here are some project tips:

  • The simpler the shape the better. My letter had a number of edges that made it harder to wrap.
  • Choose a yarn made of natural fiber. I made the mistake of buying a yarn with a mix of natural and synthetic fibers (the grayish yarn above) which made gluing it to the letter nearly impossible. The pink/red yarn I bought was 100% organic cotton and stuck to the letter like a champ.
  • Depending on the color of your yarn, you may want to paint the letter a matching color prior to gluing. No matter how tightly you wrap the yarn, the base color tends to peak through in some spots.
  • Make sure to start all knew stands of yarn at the back of the object so you have a smooth consistent front.
  • Different letters will make it harder to wrap it all in one go. You may have to start and stop at different points to get a consistent covering. I had to do each leg separately and filled in any holes with small cut pieces of yarn.

Do you like decorating with letters or type?



6 Responses to “DIY: Yarn Wrapped Letter”

  1. Melissa February 18, 2013 at 1:24 pm #

    Super cute yarn, Andi! I did the the letters “B-O-O” and hung them vertically for Halloween. They’re cute, but much harder than I expected, mostly because of their curves, then the yarn can get all bunchy!!

    • allputtogether February 18, 2013 at 1:47 pm #

      Ohh I love that idea! Thanks for commenting!

  2. Laura February 18, 2013 at 6:55 pm #

    Yarn gives it a great textured look!

  3. cynthiamurdoch February 18, 2013 at 7:51 pm #

    I’ve been wanting to do some projects using lettering. The yarn wrapped A is so cute – I like the effect using variegated yarn -it gives it an added layer of texture!