This is an easy but cute decoration that has so many uses. I made a yarn wrapped letter for my front door, but I’ve made smaller ones for my girls’ rooms, and also used small wood letters for holiday decorations. You can use any color yarn(s) to match them to every room or holiday your heart desires!
- Template of your letter of choice – found online, hand-drawn, or store-bought.
- Cardboard to cut out your letter. You can also use a foam board or a wood letter. I used cereal boxes since that’s what I had at my house.
- Yarn in as many colors as you’d like
- Hot glue gun
- Ribbon for hanging
- Any decorations you want to add
Getting it all ready
- Draw or print the letter you want. I found a free online printable and enlarged it to print on multiple sheets like a pdf pattern. You could also hand draw, or buy a foam or wood letter. For reference, mine is 16” tall.
- Trace your letter onto the cardboard and cut it out
- Measure equal sections on your letter by however many colors you are using. If you’re only using one color you won’t need to do this.
- Starting at the bottom of a section, glue the yarn to the back of the letter and start wrapping. I cut my yarn into smaller sections so I’d have less string hanging around getting tangled up.
- Slowly continue wrapping your yarn making sure each new row is touching the previous.
- Occasionally, put a line of hot glue on the back to secure it as you go. As much as possible, I tried to only put the hot glue on the back to avoid any clumps showing on the front. Certain letters have more difficult angles than others for working around corners and curves. Play around to see what you like. I was cursing my last name starting with a B many times throughout this.
- When you switch yarn colors, make sure to change them on the backside and be right up against the row before it.
- After your letter is completely wrapped, you can choose to decorate it, and/or add a hanger.
- Cut the ribbon at a length you like for it to hang and hot glue both ends to the back.
- I used a fabric flower (you can find the tutorial for that HERE) and an assortment of buttons I had and just hot glued away!
Now you’ve made your very own yarn wrapped letter and it’s mega cute!