This Saturday is our “feather her nest” baby shower to welcome my great niece. So excited! (But please stop me if I ever again suggest I can do two parties in two weeks!) When I was pinning ideas to my Bird Baby Shower board on Pinterest, I found this yarn-wrapped letter by And Everything Sweet and knew a version of this was a must for our party.
Now the smart thing to do would have been to search for a tutorial next. But have I shared with you that I can be a wee bit impatient? I had the yarn, so I bought an M for little Madelyn and started wrapping my yarn. I quickly discovered that wrapping the pointy part of an M is no easy task. So I decide to embrace the imperfection and exaggerate it to make it look more on-purpose.
My tip for you would be to paint your letter in the same color as your yarn. That way, if you have gaps, you also have a little camouflage.
If I had this project to do over, I’d also choose a thicker yarn for less wrapping.
Here are a few tutorials for wrapping letters that I’d suggest you check out before starting this project.
- Letter A tutorial from Just Call Me Chris
- Letter H tutorial from Honest to Nod
- Letter K tutorial from Let Birds Fly
So you get the idea. On to the fun part: embellishing your yarn-wrapped letter. I took inspiration from our invitation by Blu Grass.
I used my Silhouette machine to cut the birds out of scrapbooking paper. The only downside to the scrapbook paper is that it is not card stock, so you can see on the larger bird a little waviness from the glue.
I freehand cut the leaves from scrap card stock. The sticks came from the front yard. A little Aleene’s Thick Tacky Glue, and everything came together really quickly. I glued the sticks to the yarn letter first, then added a bird and last tucked the leaves under the birds.