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Monday, July 9, 2012

Monogram Wreath







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??? 


Jute-Wrapped Letter

Materials:

cardboard
thick jute twine
hot glue gun



Instructions:


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. 





Can't wait to see what the sun does to this one. :)

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28 comments:

  1. Enjoyed my visit this Metamorphosis MOnday - your blog is so full of fab tips and tutorials. I esp love the jute wrapped H!

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  2. This is a great transformation....beautiful. You have a nice blog. I'm following you on GFC and like you on facebook! I'd love for you to come visit sometime. Have an amazing day! I'm looking forward to your next creation!

    Marilyn
    4you-withlove.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you for the encouraging words!! I'm still rather new to this. I'll definitely stop by. :)

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  3. Super cute! I love letters on wreaths and that was great idea you had to make one out of cardboard! Thanks so much for dropping by my blog!

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  4. Super cute! I'm a monogram DIY-er also, and the cardboard thing is great, right?

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  5. This is such a cute wreath. I am now following you on GFC. I would love for you to visit, follow back and maybe even link up this wreath on my Monday linky party.
    Thanks
    Marcie @ www.IGottaTryThat.com

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  6. Turned out beautiful! Love the colors you used.

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  7. Thanks ladies! This is definitely my favorite incarnation of this wreath. The fabric came from a thrift store fitted sheet. How fun is that?? :P

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  8. Well that is a cute idea! I love personalized things like that. Especially with our last name initial.
    I have to tell you, I just learned something wicked important, just coming here now. JUTE! I never knew what that kind of string was called! And every time I've needed some, and need to ask my husband where the heck it is again, you should hear me describe it: "You know...the light brown string, that is like, really hairy and scratchy, and it kind of stinks."
    JUTE. I hope I will remember that word. So glad I stopped by!

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    1. Haha! So glad I could help! Yeah, it's that same stinky stuff burlap is made from. I confused it with hemp rope for years....

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  9. Super cute & love the turquoise! Would love for you to share at my Pin It Thursday party-- http://www.sweetbellaroos.com/2012/07/12/pin-it-thursday2/

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  10. This turned out great, and the little bits of color are fantastic! Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

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    1. Thank you! I love your blog and I'm so glad you found me last week.

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  11. Super cute Kait! Would love if you stopped by my party to link this up! I would love to have you there!
    Stacey of Embracing Change
    http://staceyembracingchange.blogspot.com

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  12. This is so cute! Just shared on our FB page! Have a wonderful weekend!

    Take care,

    Trish

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  13. Very pretty!found you through Doodles & Stitches. Now following through GFC.

    Would love for you to share at the Creative Corner Hop.

    Holly
    Holly's Stamping Addiction

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  14. Love Love this wreath! Such a good idea to use cardboard for the letter : ) I am featuring you today!

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  15. Great way to refresh your wreath, Kaitlin! Love the jute wrapped letter.

    Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday. Hope to see you again this week.

    Blessings,
    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

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  16. This is adorable. Thanks for linking up at Doodles & Stitches!

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