Introduction: Cardboard + Yarn Letter

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I will be showing you how to make a giant letter or small letter covered in yarn. This can be hung on the door of your room so people know its your room, or for decoration or even a fun and easy DIY gift!

Step 1: Cardboard

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1) You need to find a piece of cardboard and cut it to the size you desire. Then you measure it out evenly, and I suggest using a sharpie to draw the lines.

Step 2: Cutting

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2) Cut along the lines of the sharpies to acquire your desired letter shape and size.

Step 3: Yarn

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3) Tape down the yarn onto the cardboard far enough down that it will be strong enough to stay, and then it can be covered with the yard when you wrap it around.

Step 4: Wrapping the Yarn

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4) Wrap the yarn evenly around the letter, but make sure to not do it too tightly. For the K in the center you must be careful and when it curves you must make sure it stays even.

Step 5: Glue Up the Rest

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5) Make sure you glue down any loose or straggly pieces

Step 6: Enjoy

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6) hang up your letter and enjoy.

Step 7: Heres a Video to Help


waloli0813a (author)2015-11-03

It's interesting that you also use glue. A question I have is do you wrap the yarn the same as duct tape?

elainaradala (author)2015-11-03

i like the idea, and your steps were really good and showed what you were doing.

Alison27 (author)2015-11-03

This was a cool idea:) But I think a materials list would be helpful

arnmeg0211 (author)2015-11-03

I liked the colorful yarn you used. It could've been easier to follow if you videotaped the part where you wrap the center of the K so they know how to make it stay.

StevenW35 (author)2015-11-03

Like how you added the video to clear up the loose yarn problem. You may want to add more annotation for the images. Looks greate

grannyjones (author)2015-10-28

I used that same yarn for pattern weights. I wrapped pairs of HUGE fender washers together. Nice for cutting out fine fabrics that snag on pins.

tomatoskins (author)2015-10-28

This is so cool! Thanks for sharing!

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