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)
- 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?