11/8/10

Yarn Wrapped Letters with Let Birds Fly

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Today, I'm excited to introduce you to Bailey from Let Birds Fly. She has a great site full ways to promote all sorts of "wellness". She is a super talented photographer and a Mommy to one sweet, four legged, furry baby named Quinn. Today she is sharing her yarn wrapped letters with us! Take it away Bailey!


i've had these block letters for a while (mine and my husbands initials), but i didn't know what i wanted to do with them. i was about to resort to painting (which is fine, i just wanted to try something different), but i've been seeing on different blogs the popularity of yarn, including simply wrapping things in yarn. which is FANTASTIC! i had yarn in the house, so that's what i decided to do. hope you like it!
supplies you will need:
block letters
yarn
scissors
that's it!

directions:
(these aren't really step-by-step directions, but more like tips and guidelines.)
1. begin wrapping the letter with the yarn. my recommendation is to wrap horizontally at first. (though really you can do it any way you want!) and unless you have to wrap a letter with a hole (Bs, Os, Qs, As, Ps, Ds, Rs, etc) you don't need to cut a particular length of yarn.
2. tackle the more difficult areas first (my ex: the middle part of the K). it doesn't have to look pretty in the beginning.
3. keep wrapping, and make sure the "uglies" (where you have to criss-cross to get to other parts of the letter) are on the back side.
4. make sure you cover every single bit of the letter, even the sides.
5. when you're done wrapping horizontally, start wrapping over that vertically. you don't have to, though, this is just how i do it. i learned that i like to wrap the letters in the direction that i would write them. does that make sense?
6. on the back, tie off your yarn (using some of the already wrapped yarn) and snip off the extra.


you're done!
now you can decorate with your masterpiece, add embellishments, use them as tools to help your child learn his ABCs, or whatever!

here's what i did with mine:
i found this gaudy frame at hobby lobby for half off, and had to get it.
great thing about it is i can use it for decorating AND as a photography prop!

A big thanks to Bailey for sharing her talent with us!
Here's a peak at some things you'll find when you visit Bailey's Blog, Let Birds Fly:



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7 comments:

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Very soft and pretty! And I love the colors you chose!

Steph @ somewhatsimple said...

This is on my list to feature on somewhat simple! I love it!

Kim's Treasures said...

I love the letters! I need to make one!

Jenn Erickson said...

Just found your incredible blog through "How Does She?". Wow, you have a lot of really amazing stuff here. I haven't "followed" a blog in a long time, since writing and keeping up with my own takes so much time, but yours is simply to good not to keep up with!

Marci said...

cute idea! I may have to copy you!! :) Thanks for sharing!!

vee said...

Those are so pretty!! Great Job!

April said...

So cute! I love it!