Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Framed Yarn-Wrapped Initials


I'm creating my first gallery wall! I'm so excited!

When I first thought about creating a gallery wall, I wanted to plan where each frame was going to go and what was going in each frame. But after months of a blank wall, I decided to throw that idea out the window! Instead I'm going to make it up as a go... be spontaneous! : )

For a while now, I've had an idea inspired by this pin on Pinterest.com {I can't find the original source : \ } and wanted to create something similar but with yarn wrapped initials for both Chris and I.  I figured this would be a great start to the gallery wall and why not center every other picture around our initials!



Here is what I did:

What you need:
  • Frame
  • Yarn
  • Stencil {I made my own !}
  • X-acto Knife
  • Cardboard
  • Glue Gun



Instead of buying wooden letters I decided to make my own, mainly because I am cheap and I wanted to pick the font.

I started by picking my favorite font in word, then determined how big I wanted my letters, and printed an outline of the letters to be used as a stencil.



Using my stencils I cut out my letters from a cardboard box I got from work {yay for free letters : )}.



Then I wrapped my letters in yarn... easy! I attached and secured the yarn with my glue gun.



Once my letters were wrapped I suspended them in the middle of the frame with the corresponding color of yarn {like my inspirational pin}.



I hung the finished product on the wall and my gallery wall was started!!!


I love how it came out! It is exactly what I envisioned.



Look forward to my future gallery wall additions!
stephanie 
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2 comments:

  1. Being cheap comes with a price. It's harder to cut out letters from cardboard than to just get a wooden ones, but hey, at least you saved right? I think that is something I would do too! Yours turned out really great!

    xo
    Myric

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    1. They were hard to cut out! But Downton Abbey, a glass of wine, and the X-acto knife helped!

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