Elisabeth and I are busy getting ready for our first craft booth next weekend. We’ll have some really great posts coming up about our booth design and booth crafts for displays. We are having a lot of fun but are quickly learning the amount of time and work it takes to have a craft booth.
Today’s craft is an oldie but a goody. It’s a monogram wreath or display that has been wrapped in yarn. I think this would love great with sayings like “home” or “love” or initials in a nursery or on a mantel. So many great ideas!
A cardboard letter, two colors of yarn that match, a fabric flower (mine had a clip on the back already on it), and hot glue. You’ll also need some scissors that aren’t pictured.
Before starting I drew simple lines with a Sharpie to indicate when I would switch between my yarn colors. I began by cutting small strips of the green yarn and hot glued them down over the edge of the “S.” This way when I started wrapping the cut edges wouldn’t be seen.
Then I started wrapping the yarn around tightly. I made sure to hot glue around the edges to help keep the yarn in place so that it wouldn’t slip while I was working. When switching between the colors, I cut the yarn (before alternating) and glued it on the inside so that no one would be able to notice when I switched the yarn colors.
Here is about halfway through. I am already loving the look of the “S” and how it is turning out.
Here is the finished product. I added the fabric flower as a finishing touch. You could add several flowers of different sizes, beads, ribbon… really anything to help embellish your wreath. I just think it adds a little charm to it. 🙂 I’m tempting to put this on my mantel inside of my door as the wreath because I love it so much. If I hang it from my door I may just cut a strip of burlap (that I already have) and use it to hang from the wreath hanger.
This was fun, easy, and inexpensive. I saw this same technique on regular circle foam wreaths that looked really cute. You could play around with SO many different colors of yarn, the possibilities are endless.