Make an Ombre Yarn-Wrapped Monogram

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ombre yarn wrapped monogram letter
Total Time 1 hour

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?!

What you'll need

  • Wooden letter (I found an "L," for Lainey, at my local craft store)
  • Yarn in 3 different shades (for the ombre effect)
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Floral embellishments

How to make it

  1. Materials: Floral embellishments, Wooden letter, Glue, Yarn (3 colors)

    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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Wrapping the glue-covered letter with yarn...

    When my letter was 2/3 covered, I switched to my final color.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Finally, I added my embellishments -- with sticky tape on the back of each -- to finish the project.


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