Fall is here (even though we are still experiencing the heat here), and one of my favorite things about the season is sweaters! I love the look of gray knitted sweaters, scarves, and hats, so I decided to make a cozy inspired door hanging for Autumn. Yarn wrapped letters are easy to make, and the perfect project to work on while watching movies on a gray day!
You will need:
Paper Mache Letters "F, A, L, L"
2 Spools of 1" Thick Ribbon
Hot Glue Gun
1. Start by covering the ends of the letters in yarn. Glue one end of yarn to the edge, then begin covering the surface with accordion folds of yarn. Glue the yarn down with each fold. Cut the yarn off once you've covered the end and move to the next end of the letter.
2. Next, start wrapping the yarn around the rest of the letter, beginning at the top. I glued the yarn down, every few wraps. Keep the yarn tight and close together so the paper mache doesn't show through.
3. To cover corners, instead of wrapping, you will just follow the outline of the corner to cover the letter. Glue the yarn down at each bend.
4. To add a completed look, I wrapped a few pieces of yarn diagonally around the corners of the "F" and "L"s and glued them down.
5. Once the letters are completely wrapped, glue a long piece of ribbon to the back of each letter at the top. I used at least 2' long strands.
6. Position the letters at different heights so they do not overlap when you hang the finished product. Place the "F" almost completely above the "A". The first "L" should be slightly lower than the "A", and the second "L" higher than the first.
7. Keeping the letters at their different heights, tie the ribbons together in a knot. You have different lengths of ribbon as excess. You can cut them to be more equal, or leave them to hang as they are.
8. Using 3 new long strands of ribbon together, tie a large bow. Glue the bow to the knot you made to hang the letters.
9. Cut the hanging ribbons at desired lengths, and curl them with scissors. Finally, hang the project by loosening the knot in the back slightly and slipping your wreath hanger through it. Play around with the position of the letters and ribbons until they hang how you like them.
Now your door is ready to celebrate Fall! Autumn is such a short season to decorate for, but the pretty colors and cozy smelling candles are worth it pulling out. :)