Month: January 2014

New Door Decor

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Hello everyone!

It has been a while since I have posted anything. Sadly, there have not been that many projects in my life in the last few weeks, unless you count assembling my wedding album, which finally done! (minus the few photos that they photographer is editing per my request)

But that aside, I have a new project. More front door decor!

The front door of our apartment is very bland. That sterile off white color with a bold black letter under the peep hole. With no big upcoming holidays (husband and I don’t really celebrate Valentine’s Day) I needed something to spice up that boring door.

You have seen the yarn wrapped letters all over Pinterest and I decided that I was going to make one for our door.

Supplies: Yarn Hot Glue Gun (and glue) Letter (mine is wood) Scissors Ribbon
Supplies:
Yarn
Hot Glue Gun (and glue)
Letter (mine is wood)
Scissors
Ribbon

Step One: Plug in and heat up the hot glue gun

heating ... heating ...
heating … heating …

Step Two: Take your letter and determine which side you want to be the front. Flip it so the back is up.

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Wooden S

Step Three: Pick your starting place. Helpful Hint: I found that with all the curves of the S it was easier to wrap in chunks.

Started at the bottom twist
I started at the inside of the bottom twist

Step Four: Once you have picked your starting point, squirt a dot of glue to hold the yarn in place.

I am not left handed, but I found I could operate the glue gun better left handed than my new big camera left handed :)
I am not left handed, but I found I could operate the glue gun better left handed than my new big camera left handed šŸ™‚
Yarn glued onto the back of the S
Yarn glued onto the back of the S

Step Five: Start wrapping! I mentioned wrapping in chunks above, this is what I meant. Because the ball of yarn is so large, it does not lend itself to easy wrapping. I rolled out my own smaller yarn balls to make it easier to maneuverĀ around the tight twists of the S. With straighter letters like I, L and T you will not need to do this.

Bottom twist warpped
Bottom twist wrapped

Step Six:Ā I also jumped ahead of myself and wrapped up the body of the S then wrapped down to the tip of the twist, completing the bottom half of the S. I then worked up from them middle to complete the wrapping of the top of the S. I found that on curves and about every inch or inch and a half, adding a dob of glue helped keep the yarn in place.

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Step Seven: Now you need to determine how you are going to hang your letter. Since I have a hanging system set up on my door already, I grabbed a role of ribbon and wrapped the end around the top of the S and glued the ribbon to itself making a loop around the top of the S. If you have a straight letter like an I, J, L or T you could glue the ribbon right to the back of the letter. I then tied a loop on the end of the ribbon so it would hang on the hook on the inside of our door, and TA DA!

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Flowers, bows, or rosettes can be added to give the letter a bit of flare!

Happy Crafting!

 

 

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Winter Shoot Updates

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I completed theĀ underskirt recently.

I used white anti-pill fleece. The reasoning was two fold.

1: I wantedĀ an underskirt that kept me warm on our outdoor January shoot

2: Fleece looks like short fur

Here’s a few from the process