Oh Pinterest, I love you so! Of course this idea came from there! I saw this before I had the nursery planned, but I’ve been set on using it in some way. Turns out wrapping with twine was perfect for what I’m going for in there 🙂
So, I bought a cardboard letter…
Yes, a K!
I used jute(twine) to wrap it with because I preferred that color and texture.
First, I covered the top and bottom
Then, I got to wrapping. Every few rows I put some hot glue down just to keep it secure (also used it in the more angled areas to hold the twine where I wanted it). The wrapping part will be different depending on the letter, but it’s hard to go wrong as long as you pay attention. I used 2 rolls of twine so I kept one going continually and the other for any small pieces I needed randomly.
After wrapping it looked like this.
Then I moved on to the flowers. I used a strip of fabric about an inch thick and the length varied depending on the size of the flower. I think my biggest flower had a strip about 16″.
Most people use felt or another piece of fabric, but I had index cards so that’s what I used and… It worked perfectly.
Start by folding one end of your fabric into a point and hot glue that down to the center of the fabric (index card) with the folds facing down.
Then, you just start twisting the fabric (always in the same direction) around the center point.
Eventually, you end up with a flower! Trim all the excess fabric (index card) off and your done!
I made 3 flowers and a bow. Once I decided my placement I hot glued them down to the K (any ideas yet?)
Last step, I attached ribbon to the back of the K to hang it.
Done, and done!