Time for another Valentine’s craft! The inspiration behind this craft is a little different. I ran across the oh so popular pom poms from T shirt scraps tutorial over at Crafter’s Anonymous and part of the tutorial looks like a letter C wrapped in T-shirt. Now, that’s not the actual purpose of the tutorial, but it still inspired me to make these. I love the way they turned out, plus I love that they were completely free!
Ready for your supplies list? Here it is: cardboard, scissors, a pen, and an old T shirt or two cut into long thin strips.
1. Start out by drawing your letters whatever style/size you want on a piece of cardboard. If you aren’t confident in your penmanship skills you can always print out the letters you want, cut those out, and then trace around them onto the cardboard.
2. Cut out your letters
3. This is where it gets tricky… wrap them with fabric. Just kidding! It’s not tricky at all :) Just place a piece of fabric on top of your letter so no cardboard is showing and begin wrapping.
4. When you run out of fabric, or want to change colors, just tuck the end of the fabric into the wrapped cords on the back of the letter and start a new one. Begin by placing the fabric halfway on the back so the end doesn’t show and wrap away. P.S. sorry for the crappy phone pics. In order to manage kids and a blog sometimes my pics have to be taken with a phone… and have chipped nail polish in them… oh and little hands and feet grabbing for my project… I actually love that last part :)
5. Keep wrapping until you reach the end, then fold the fabric over any showing cardboard and tuck the fabric ends into the back. This can get tricky with round letters and odd shapes, but it’s totally do-able.
You could do this with just an initial and have a hanging monogram on the door, or you could add some cute words to a wreath, or you could decorate the mantle. So many possibilities! For me this is way better than a twenty dollar letter at Michael’s. It’s personal, free, and quick to do. Woot! Woot!
Happy Valentine’s everyone! I hope your decorating is going wonderfully. Let me know if you try this, or if you use a different method to make letters, or you can tell me what you had for lunch! I love your comments :)