Yarn Wrapped Letters {Crafty October}

Yes! I got day 22 of Crafty October‘s craft done and finished, and photographed and edited and written on the actual day! Woohoo!  It was close, I didn’t think I was going to get it finished, but I did, and here it is, in all its glory…Yarn Wrapped Letters!

~Yarn Wrapped Letters {Crafty October} at The Purple Pumpkin Blog~


I bought some cardboard letters from Hobbycraft in preparation for Crafty October, but I wasn’t quite sure what I was going to do with them…I have decoupaged them in the past, and did think I would do the same with these letters, but then, after pulling out my box of yarn to crochet with, I thought why not wrap them up with wool instead?

And that’s what I did!  I took this photo before deciding that I would do each letter a different colour.

~Yarn Wrapped Letters {Crafty October} at The Purple Pumpkin Blog~

Since a huge ball of wool wasn’t going to fit through the holes in the cardboard letters, I doubled up the black and coloured yarn and wound some round a piece of cardboard to make the wrapping easier.

~Yarn Wrapped Letters {Crafty October} at The Purple Pumpkin Blog~

It took me several hours to wrap the yarn around the letters – the ‘O’s’ were easy enough to do, but the ‘B’ was a little more tricky. It was just a case of trial and error with how I wrapped the letter, but it paid off, and I think the wrapped letters look cool!

I’m sure that there are other ways of doing this, and no doubt a search online will show how!

~Yarn Wrapped Letters {Crafty October} at The Purple Pumpkin Blog~

I then decided to join the letters together, vertically – I hot glued the letters together first, and then realised that might not be strong enough, so I also tied them together with black wool. A length of organza was tied to the top letter and tied into a loop with a bow and hung from our unit in the living room.

I really do love how this turned out – and it was quite therapeutic to sit and wrap the year around the letters – I think I’ll do this craft again in the future ;)

~Yarn Wrapped Letters {Crafty October} at The Purple Pumpkin Blog~

As always, you can post your creations over at my current link party or on my Facebook Page. I also have a Pinterest board that you can pin to – just contact me: michelle [at] the purple pumpkin blog [dot] co [dot] uk for me to add you to it!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15291505405245993509 Being Inspired

    Love this! Especially the colours you picked. Might not get around to making them this year but pinning so I remember for next year! :)

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02786732761856671353 Michelle {The Purple Pumpkin Blog}

      Thank you :) I’ve taken it down off the door, just in case, you know..it gets pinched! I’ve already had a friend inform she would take it she loved it that much hahah!

      Why not do one for Christmas??

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