“I have decided to stick with LOVE. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
I was making these letters for a valentine’s day project but I thought this quote was so fitting as today we celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Yarn wrapped letters are great for kids room and perfect for seasonal decor! You may remember my FALL letters (HERE) and Zoe’s nursery letters (HERE). These LOVE letters are slightly smaller measuring about 3 x 3 inches but you can wrap any size letters or objects with yarn! I found these wooden letters at Michaels Craft Store (they cost about $1.99 each) but you can find wooden or cardboard letters in almost any craft store, online at Amazon, and even Target carries them!
– Wooden or cardboard craft letters.
– Worsted weight yarn. I used Bernat Super Value in Magenta, Dark Mauve, Baby Pink, and Lavendar. Shop all colors at Yarnspirations.com.
– Hot Glue Gun
NOTE: the puffy hearts in the top photo will be featured in a separate tutorial (coming soon!)
The trick to wrapping the letters is to first wrap the the long continuous parts (like the neck of the L). You really only need a dab of hot glue here and there when wrapping those parts. Then go back and cover the ends and oddly shaped parts. Yarn is bendable and you can twist and hot glue it down in any formation!
For the “O” you will need to first create a small ball of yarn that will fit through the center of the “O” and then start wrapping. You need very little hot glue for this letter! Just keep wrapping. It’s the easiest of the bunch!
The outer edges you can do last. Hot glue the yarn down in swirl to cover the end caps.
When you are done you can glue your letters together, frame them, or prop them up (think fireplace mantel or bookshelf). Hope you LOVE your yarn wrapped letters!