When I was considering making something easy and pretty as a decoration for my daughter's room, I immediately thought of ombre. She loves pink, and I enjoy all things ombre, so I decided to make a yarn-wrapped ombre inital both of us would enjoy.
I love how it came out (and so does my daughter!) and it turned out to be a simple and fun project. I'm going to put this on her dresser to add some "girly" sweetness to her room.
Plus, how great would this look as decoration at a baby shower or in a family room with the family's initial?!
First, I applied glue to the bottom side of the letter. I covered the bottom with the first color of yarn, wrapping back and forth.
Next, I applied glue to the back side of the letter, covering about three inches (you only need to glue one side of the letter to wrap the yarn). Then, I started wrapping the letter with the first color.
I kept going in this way, gluing -- then wrapping -- three inches at a time, until my letter was about 1/3 covered in yarn. Then I switched to the next color.
When my letter was 2/3 covered, I switched to my final color.
After that, I applied glue to the top of the letter, and going back and forth, I covered the top with the final color of yarn.
I left the ends of the yarn long until the whole thing had dried. Then, I trimmed the loose ends for a neat, clean look.
Finally, I added my embellishments -- with sticky tape on the back of each -- to finish the project.