I saw the idea for a hanging wreath over at The Creative Homemaker and decided that I wanted to make my own version. I went to the store with the idea that I would buy a heart and wrap it in pretty valentine's colors and hang it on the front door for the upcoming holiday. But when I couldn't find a heart I liked, I sort of changed my idea. Well I totally changed it. I saw a wooden "G" and thought I could sort of revamp the idea into a monogram. Where it was going to go I had no clue, I just wanted to try it out. So I got the "G" and then headed over to the sewing section of Michael's to find some yarn. I found some yarn that matched the colors of our bathroom perfectly! We had the entire inside of the house repainted in April, like a week before Deuce was born, and I haven't hung anything up in the bathroom since. So I thought I would take a chance & see if I have even the slightest bit of craftiness in my blood.
This is our shower curtain. It is a dark teal with different shades of brown. The walls are a seafoam green.
My letter ($3) & my yarn ($3).
I tied a knot around the letter to begin with and then very precisely wrapped the yarn around the letter. Okay, I tried to be precise but it didn't always work.
I had some brown ribbon already at home.
So I made a bow & hung it on the wall. Done. Simple & easy.
Wrapping the yarn around a "G" was a little difficult around the serif points of the letter. I may revisit it to see if I can figure out a more unified way of doing it. Or maybe finding a different type of yarn would be better. Something that doesn't have to be wrapped so perfectly & can be overlapped without affecting the look. I imagine some other letters or shapes wouldn't be as difficult. But I think it came out pretty good for a $6 project and it will complete my bathroom wall...at least for a little while.