Good morning and happy Monday!
I showed you yesterday a quick and easy project my girlfriends and I made at our craft night on Saturday. Today, I’m sharing a not so quick and not so easy project that we tackled last weekend, too.
Inspired by many of the yarn- and twine-wrapped letters on Pinterest, Amy, Carrie and I set out to make pretty letters of our own. I made an “S,” Carrie an “H” and Amy a “T.” … we were one letter away from, well, use your imagination.
Anyway, instead of buying cardboard letters we chose to make our own to save some mulah. So, we destroyed several of Amy’s cereal boxes (her hubby was wondering why all of their cereal was in bags on the counter) and made letters of our own.
First, we traced letters onto the boxes, then cut out two of each letter.
Next, we cut thin strips of the cereal box and used them to create a 3D letter. We taped the thin strips all around on of the letters, before taping to top letter on top.
Mmmmm… Raisin Bran.
Once our letters were finished, it was time to add our yarn and twine. I chose to wrap mine in a brown yarn with a little sparkle to it. Amy and Carrie wrapped theirs in twine. To start mine, I taped it onto the back and started wrapping. A couple of pieces of tape in, I realized two things. One: I needed hot glue, and two: I needed something to cover the tips of my “S.”
I cut out two small rectangles of fabric to glue on each tip of the letter, then continued wrapping and gluing yarn around and around and around. I used almost the entire ball of yarn — holy cow.
Hours later (yes, hours), I finally finished wrapping my letter. I think between the cardboard construction and the yarn wrapping, it took me about 2.5 hours.
Looking good, huh? Time to embellish. I whipped up a cute, fabric flower and a couple of leaves to glue to the letter.
Carrie had to go home before embellishing her flower, but Amy’s “T” got blinged out 🙂
So cute!? Just like her pup, Stover, who kept us company all night.
Once I got home from craft night I showed my finished product to the hubby — he was super impressed. Instead of hanging the letter up on a door or a wall, I put it on a shelf in our family room. It looks like it was meant to be there.
So what do you think? Will you be making a cereal box letter any time soon? I’d do it again!
17 thoughts on “Yarn-Wrapped “S””
These are very cute! Did you freehad the letters or what did you use to trace? I’m already thinking of making these for some christmas gifts this year and would love to get started 🙂
I freehanded my “S,” but my girlfriends cutout stencils of letters online for their letters. I think either way works! I like the freehanded because it looks like my handwriting, which is kinda cool.
These would make great gifts!!
Very Cute. I will be making an R for my bb boys room. We go through so many cereal boxes from our little one. lol! S H T Thank you for the tips!
Sure! Thanks for stopping by 🙂
Very cute! How much twine do you think your friends letter used? I’m going to make one for a wreath 🙂
Gosh, I don’t remember… I had bought a large size spool of the yarn and know I didn’t run out though. I did a twine wreath a while ago too and think I only used one spool of twine.
I have used your tutorial for making cereal box letter at least 2x on my blog ( with credit of course) and this is seriously one of my favorites. Hubby loves his last name used as decoration around the house, or his favorite Star Trek quotes. Thank you, its so simple, but I would have never thought of it. Thank you so much!
I am so glad to hear it! This just made my day 🙂
How can u make sure it stands steadily on the shelf ? What glue did u use to stick the side long strips?