Monday, October 31, 2011

Yarn Wrapped Monogram E (Pinterest Challenge)

We are drinking pumpkin spiced lattes and waiting on Trick or Treaters, so I decided to post my Pinterest challenge.  And if you don't know what pinterest is, well you should find out now. Google baby.

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.
 The ends were the hardest, but I just used a dab of hot glue, and tried to keep the circular motion going. 

 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


  1. I am in the process of taking on a pinterest challenge for this

    Yay for Pinterest!

  2. Looks lovely! I always admire those wrapped letters but definitely lack the patience to make any myself!
    Found you via the pinterest challenge link party!

  3. This came out so great. I did some for my best friends baby shower and they're definitely not as neat as yours :)

  4. what a CUTE idea! I can't wait to do this! I'll have to let you know when I do! My aunt made my daughter some letters to hang on her wall but I've wanted a big "M" for her for a while now! yay! new pinterest challenge! haha. oh and I know this post was from 2011 but just SAYING you were drinking pumpkin spiced lattes made me even MORE ready for fall - and I'm giving away a starbucks gift card on my blog - so you should go enter! hahaha. cute E!