Goodness, these last (almost) two months have been a blur! Remember how I declared the week before my due date baby week and promised tutorials and posts on all my nursery projects? Clearly I was suffering from late-pregnancy-delusions/denial, since I got one project posted (my hot air balloon mobile) and fizzled out. Almost all of my projects are finally done, though, so I’ll add them over the next few weeks as I get them photographed. Cuddling my sweet baby girl is so much more fun anyway. :-}
Today’s project is super simple and can be adapted to almost any decor style or room–check out my yarn monogram! Inspired by this birthday photo prop idea, I decided to upsize it and use Eleanor’s initial instead of number.
I didn’t even take photos of the process of this DIY, it’s that simple. Simply draw your letter of choice on a large piece of cardboard and cut it out. I free-handed my lower case “e,” but you can also print your letter out in the font you want to use to create your own template/stencil. The process is then the same as when I wrapped the hoop for my hot air balloon mobile–glue down the yarn at an end point, then wrap and wrap and wrap, pulling the yarn tight as you go.
I used a thick, chunky yarn that came in 5 yard skeins, and this letter used about three and a half skeins–you need a lot of yarn for this project! It also takes a while to wrap, so fire up the DVR and wrap away. The ends and corners where the different parts of the letter connect are the trickiest. You can see how I wrapped in several different directions to make sure everything was covered.
Glue down the yarn ends on the back and hang it up. I tacked mine up with a few small finishing nails–they’re hidden behind the yarn and work perfectly.
I realized as I was snapping these photos that I never shared any images of the beautiful crib that baby Ellie is enjoying (she’s been in the nursery since day 1 home from the hospital–she’s a noisy sleeper!). I love the graphic quality of the crib bumper and skirt paired with the modern feel of the medallion crib sheet. My sister crocheted the color blocked gray and pink afghan for me and I love it.
And did you notice I have the same taste in swaddling blankets as Kate and Wills?
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