I was curious. I've seen all the fabulous yarn wrapped letters on Pinterest. But I can't find the letters at any of my local craft stores. I've heard Hobby Lobby has them, but sadly, I do not have a Hobby Lobby nearby. (sniffle, tear.) Then I found this tutorial using cardboard to make the letters. I can do that. I have cardboard boxes.
I printed my letter (S) and cut it out. I traced it twice on a piece of cardboard and cut them out too. My exacto knife is now dull.
And now I have a bonus cardboard stencil, should I ever need one.
Then I used the scraps of cardboard to make "sides" and taped them to the letters, making a 3-D letter. I did not do sides all the way around - just enough to add support and create a relatively solid letter to wrap around. I'm also fairly confident in saying that my letter - S - is one of the harder ones. An "L" seems like it would be way easier, without all the curves. I bet B's are hard too.
I cut short pieces of yarn to go over the ends, and hot glued them in place.
Then I just started wrapping. And wrapping. And wrapping. I wasn't going for a super tailored look. I just wanted the yarn to cover the cardboard and look neat, but casual. A dab of hot glue on the back side secured the end.
Not sure where I'll put it yet. I'm thinking about hanging it with ribbon from the mirror over the fireplace. Or possibly setting it on one of our ledge shelves along with the photos there.
It was a very easy project. I'd like to do more letters and make a yarn wrapped "LOVE" and maybe "JOY" for other holidays. I could do the kids' initials too.
How would you use your letter?