After spending countless hours searching for and sharing ideas via Pinterest, my coworkers and I decided we should get together once a month and actually make something we found! For our first party, we decided to make decorative monogram letters. Everyone was responsible for bringing out their own letter and whatever supplies they wanted to decorate with. Once we got settled with our food and wine, the crafting began!
Wooden or cardboard letter
2 yards of ribbon
To begin, I glued two 1 yard strips of ribbon to the back of the letter. Once the project is complete, these two strips will be tied together in a bow, like in the inspiration photo above. For now, I suggest leaving them untied.
Next, I began wrapping my letter vertically with twine. Start by gluing the end of the twine to the back of the letter and then wrapping the twine around, securing it with glue every few wraps or when necessary to prevent it from slipping. This layer doesn't have to be perfect because we will wrap it horizontally in the next step.
As I was wrapping, I realized I would not be able wrap the entire letter evenly without stopping and re-starting to cover the areas in one smooth layer. This is OK, just be sure to secure the starting and ending parts of the twine to the back of the letter so no one will notice when the letter is complete.
Once you get the letter entirely wrapped vertically, begin wrapping in the other direction. This is the final layer, so take care to make sure it is evenly and perfectly covered. Don't be afraid to use too much hot glue to secure the twine on the back of the letter.
|Wrapping the Letter|