Then the familiar little voice I often have came creeping into my head..."pshhh you can make these". My conscious mind wasn't as confident, but I was up for the challenge. So I came up with a home-made alternative that involved some cardboard, ribbon, yarn, hot glue gun, and a lot of patience. Since I originally posted this project Here the same idea has popped up on Pinterest and other crafty homemade blogs. Seems like crafty minds think alike! So here's what happened.
DIY Yarn Letters:
Yarn, a color of your choice
Scissors or Exacto Knife
Hot Glue Gun
I took my cardboard and free handed large block letters for N-O-A-H. Then I used an exacto knife to cut my letters out through the cardboard.
(Tip- Keep your letter edges as straight and smooth as possible. It makes for easier yarn application)
Glue one end of your yarn on the back edge of your first letter. When the yarn and glue are set, you can begin wrapping your letter, laying each strand of yarn tightly next to the other. Be careful not to wind too tightly or your cardboard letter may bow.
(Tip: Be creative wit your yarn if you need to. It's ok to overlap sections and wrap multiple times to make sure that your cardboard is covered)
I had some green ribbon lying around, so I doubled my ribbon and glued it to the back of my letters for easy hanging.
And there you have it. DIY Yarn Letters for baby. If I did this project again in the future, I think it may be neat to use multiple colors of yarn. The fun part is, this project is so easy and inexpensive, and it adds a great custom/*homemade* touch to your nursery. I like it...and I hope Noah will like reaching up and touching his soft letters too...he's definitely getting close to that stage! =)
Total cost of this project.
$2.99 (for the yarn)