My old wreath was in desperate need of a freshening up.
The sun had done a number on my red burlap roses.
This time I wanted to have a letter on the wreath, but I was too cheap to go buy a letter. Besides, who wants to purchase what you can make for yourself???
thick jute twine
hot glue gun
I first free-handed a letter H out of cardboard. My letter covers an 8" sq. area (for a 16" wreath).
|TJ's bags are my favorite crafting backdrop|
Starting on the back, I hot-glued the beginning of my jute twine.
Applying about 1" of glue at a time....
...I carefully wrapped the twine around, making sure each loop lay smoothly against the piece next to it.
Keep wrapping!! I'm lucky H is pretty basic letter. I decided to wrap the crossbar like so:
When you reach the end of a segment, glue a tail to the backside of your letter.
|back w/ glued tail|
Continue with your next segment(s) as needed. I wrapped my H with only two pieces of twine.
I'm really happy with how it turned out! I need to make more letters for some wall art now.
This one, however, ended up on my wreath.
I wrapped the wreath in a long strip of fabric and threw on some yo-yo's. I like how they resemble sand dollars.