Yarn Wrapped Letters

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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!

BOO! Yarn Wrapped Letters Halloween Decoration

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.

BOO! Yarn Wrapped Letters Halloween Decoration

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.

BOO! Yarn Wrapped Letters Halloween Decoration

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!

BOO! Yarn Wrapped Letters Halloween Decoration

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 ;)

BOO! Yarn Wrapped Letters Halloween Decoration

Crafty October 2012

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