Well, I've done it ... I finally joined Pinterest last week and I'm officially hooked. I didn't see the appeal at first but after browsing and seeing all the inspiring pins, I now get it. I'd love to follow you, so let me know if you are on Pinterest. You can find my pins here.
Well, as I was browsing Pinterest this weekend, I saw this pin, which my friend Ashley had pinned, and loved it.
Apparently, everyone else loved it, too, because as soon as I pinned it, it was repinned several times.
I love the simplicity of these letters. The more I thought about them I remembered I had a cardboard "C," which I had bought a few months ago. I thought I was going to paint it, but I just wasn't convinced that would be best, so I thought, why not give the yarn a try?
You'll notice the yarn I bought was not a smooth yarn. I actually realized later that this was a good thing. After looking at the Pinterest yarn letters closely, I noticed they had wrapped from several directions, so I first started wrapping horizontally. I pulled out the glue dots to help me get started.
Except for the corners; they were still looking rough. I found it a little difficult to cover them. Every time I tried, the yarn would slip and uncover a portion of the cardboard.
So, I got creative. I cut some small strips and glued them over the edges using glue dots.
And, after a few more wraps, it was finally completely covered, corners and all. With every wrap, I realized I liked the non-smooth yarn because it really hid all the imperfections.
I really like it plain, but I think it would be even cuter with some decorations on the bottom of the "C." I'm thinking a cute felt flower or pom pom to keep with the "homespun" look. I didn't have either, so for the time being, I just laid some buttons on it to see what it would look like.
I haven't glued anything down, so I may look for something better. I have plans to put this on my bedroom wall in my frame art, which I am a little closer to having done. I'll tell you about it soon.