Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Monogram Christmas Ornaments {Tutorial}

Have you seen the fun Homemade in December series going on over at delicateConstruction?


I had such a fun time coming up with ideas for making Christmas ornaments.  It just seemed like every idea I came up with was already done somewhere.  You know, all of the salt dough ones, popsicle stick ones, and ball ornaments, but I wanted something different...

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I drew inspiration from all of the adorable yarn and twine monogram wreaths on Pinterest.

I started out with some cardboard from all of those boxes that keep coming to my door {Internet Christmas Shopping!!} and sketched the letter that I wanted to make.

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Next I poked a hole with a hole poker {you know, a pen, pencil, end of your scissors...whatever you have handy}.  Then added a piece of yarn as the hanger.

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Using my glue gun, I added some glue to the back of the ornament and started wrapping tightly and closely.

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After wrapping for a bit, add some hot glue to the back and continue wrapping.  I just added the glue to keep the yarn in place.  I probably glued a spot every 1-2" on the back of the ornament.  Just enough to keep it tight.

At the end, I added a line of glue to the edge of the cardboard and one last line of yarn to finish it off.

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And the finished product!!  You'll notice that I had to get creative at the angle, but it wasn't too difficult to figure out!

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For some additional tips on wrapping yarn monograms, check out this tutorial on wrapping curvy letters.

1 comment:

  1. I love this project!
    Could I post it in my blog, translated in Italian, provided that your blog is indicated as the original source?
    Thanks for a reply,
    Daniela

    http://danielaleinad.blogspot.it

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