Yarn-Wrapped Letter Wall Art Tutorial

Hey everyone!  I’ve spent the last several days working on orders and decorating our new apartment.  There’s a lot of wall space, and the walls are a lovely painted cinder block…in other words, I need lots of wall hangings.   I’ve got several paintings, a couple photos, some toilet paper roll art, but there was a spot on my wall that was begging for something special.  I decided to make a yarn-wrapped “C” (for our last name, of course!) and make a tutorial about it!  So here you go:

letter tutorial 1

Step One, open Word and type whatever letter you want to make.  Change your font and the size to get it just right, then adjust it so you’ll only print the outline of the letter (save on ink!).  I chose Times New Roman font, size 675.  Print it and cut it out.

Letter Tutorial 2

 

Tape your letter to a piece of foam board (that’s what I used), heavy cardboard, or chipboard, and trace it.  Then, cut it out!  I found it easiest to use an exacto knife in a sort of sawing motion to cut through the foam board.

 

Letter Collage

Grab your yarn, glue the end down, then start wrapping!

Letter Collage 2

 

The end can be a little tricky the way I did it…it would probably be better to cut a few small pieces of yarn and glue them across the ends before you even start wrapping.  I just sort of made all this up as I went along!

And finally, here’s the finished product!

letter - finished

 

As you can see, I added some gold twine and a nice flower to go with the surrounding paintings:

letter on the wall

 

What do you think?  If you have any questions, feel free to contact me and I’ll be happy to (try to) answer them!

Thanks for stopping by!

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3 thoughts on “Yarn-Wrapped Letter Wall Art Tutorial

  1. kathycnc says:

    I think you are a genius! While I am very impressed with this project (it’s awesome!) I’m even more blown away by the wonderful photography and photo editing. You just amaze me! Your collage wall is homey and welcoming! Love it, love you!

  2. ncguygirl says:

    Melody, this is such a clever idea, and turned out to be so pretty! Please, can you come decorate for me? I do not have your eye for placement at all, and it shows! With your decorating skills, no one will even notice the cinder block wall! Great job!

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