Ok here ya go. I wanted to monogram Ellison's room in some way. I know...corny, but I don't care. I did it anyways. I have fallen in love with some yarn wrapped monogrammed letters on Etsy, but they were either too small or just not what I was looking for, so I created my own.
Here's the tutorial for you... Find a big letter. Mine was originally gold, but I got it for about $2.50 at Hobby Lobby. I decided to use some leftover white spray paint just in case any color showed through the yarn. Honestly, I probably could have skipped this step, but I wasn't sure and I had some laying around.
Then, I started wrapping with pink yarn that coordinated with Ellison's nursery. I began with all the wierd corners. I used hot glue on the back to keep the string in place. Don't worry if you get any glue on the front, it will dry just fine. I tried to keep a pattern going, and as long as I stuck with something it looked pretty good.
Then, I kept wrapping more corners and edges. Wrap the long sections twice so that the edges will be covered completely.
Then, more corners.
Then, the sides.
It isn't perfect, but I was happy. Well, kinda. It needed a flower, of course. So I hit Pinterest again, and found this great tutorial found here. I used a button in the middle. I thought it added a cute touch.
Project complete. I spent less than $10 on supplies, so I am pretty happy. Did anyone else follow the challenge? What did you make? More updates on Ellison's nursery coming very very soon to a blog near you! Have a Happy Halloween.
*See the finished nursery here. 11/7/11