I was shopping at Paper Source the other week and came across these cute little cardboard letters. I immediately had visions of mod podging them with scrapbook paper to create something along the lines of what Artsy Fartsy Mama did with her adorable monster letters.
So I set to work. And ended up with this:
First order of business was to cover up the hideous paint and paper. You know how much I love yarn, and I had the perfect fall colors by Vanna's Choice on hand. So I got out my hot glue gun and started wrapping the letters in yarn. It helps to hot glue the first couple rows down and then you can start wrapping a couple rows and hot gluing here or there or when needed.
Next, I used felt and burlap to create leaves, rosettes and an acorn embellishment.
I cut leaf shapes out of felt and stitched around the edges with yarn and a tapestry needle. I cut a piece of burlap in a leaf shape that was slightly larger than the felt leaf and hot glued the two together.
To make the rosettes I cute a 2 inch circle out of felt (don't worry if the circle isn't perfect). Then cut it into a spiral. Roll up the spiral felt and use a dab of hot glue here and there to help it all stick together.
Hot glue all embellishments onto the letters (yes this project takes a lot of hot glue!)
Here are some up close views of the embellishments
I went from hating my Fall letters, to absolutely LOVING them! Even my husband commented on how nice they look! I think this was the perfect project to welcome the first day of fall :)