I wanted to make a nice little decoration for my mantel. Nothing huge or gaudy, but something with a punch of color. I was using something I saw online as inspiration…
Mine didn’t turn out quite so beautifully. I think my problem was that the letters I chose had angled sides, whereas every other one that I saw had blunt edges.
I hot glued a line at the bottom of a letter, stuck the yarn to it and just started wrapping. It at least started off well…
But it turned bad pretty quickly. At the end of it all my 3 letters went from good to moderately good to “Oh my God, did your toddler make that?”
But I’m not one to split hairs with my crafty decor, so I just went with it and started gluing.
If you’re curious; K=Kristen or Kyle. V=VanLoon (my last name) H=Higgs (Kyle’s last name)
As you may have already deduced, I’m not a stickler for details when it comes to things in my house, so my project is up and beaming on my mantel. If I was going to remake this I would try to make it messier from the get-go, just so all of my imperfections wouldn’t stand out so badly. Also, I would choose letters without odd angles; it’s no coincidence that the H looks great while the V and the poor, poor K look like I had been drinking.
The yarn and letters cost a total of $12, so it’s not only interesting and cute, but cheap. And who doesn’t love that?