Friday, December 14, 2012

Santa Yarn Letters

"He's gonna find out who's naughty or nice..." SO BE NICE! This is what I keep telling my kids, but I figured maybe they needed a visual reminder :) I decided to re-invent one of our most popular projects {LOVE yarn letters} for Christmas...


Look at the furry Santa trim! I am dying over how they turned out!

     Here's what you'll need to make your own:
  • Paper mache letters
  • chunky yarn {the thicker, the better!}
  • Craft fur trim
  • Acrylic paint {I used Americana in True Red}
  • Finished wooden letters {for the "BE"}

Start by painting the edges of your letters red. {This way, you won't have to double wrap the edges and you'll hardly even notice that a few spots don't have yarn!}

Hot glue is your best friend for this project! But you don't need a lot, so don't overglue :) Start by gluing the end of your yarn to the back of the letter and then just wrap each section until it is completely covered in fuzzy goodness. {You can get my full Yarn Letter tutorial here.}


 For these letters, I left about 1" bare at the top of each letter to leave room for the fur trim. Here are two of my letters after they are completely wrapped. {You can see the bottom of each letter is bare of yarn, but the paint does a pretty good job tricking the eye!}

Next, I just cut sections of fur trim to fit the tops of each letter and attached them with hot glue. That's it! Pretty easy, right?


Aren't they cute?
 
 
These were SO much easier to make then my Love Yarn Letters. It only took me about an hour to finish the entire project! All my Christmas decor is offically done :) Now, let's just hope my kids start being NICE to each other!
 
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8 comments:

  1. adorable!!! came over from tt&j... I love the furry yarn you used and the overall finished look. Really cute. just signed up to follow by e-mail :o)

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  2. Saw this on tt&j, so cute! I love this idea, I want to make it next year. I will pin this to remember!

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  3. These are darling! Great idea and thanks for sharing.

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  4. This is one of the cutest ideas ever!!! Love it ladies. :)

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  5. I love this....so cute! Thanks for sharing, I love it when crafts make me smile when I look at them (I bet these make you smile too :)

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  6. This is a cute idea. Thanks so much for sharring.

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