Letter wrapped in yarn and dream catcher. You may be looking for a way to incorporate yarn into your craft projects, and the good news is that yarn can use for many things besides crocheting and knitting. You can use yarn in many different ways to add texture and color to many types of crafts. These two easy yarn jobs can be done with children’s help, making them perfect activities for any family on a rainy day.
Letter wrapped in yarn
Babies love to write their names, and anything that represents their name can generate excitement, so wire-wrapped letters are a great way to get them involved. They are also beautiful and simple and don’t require a lot when it comes to materials! You can write many letters and write different names or just one letter. These make adorable gifts of cool drawing ideas!
A yarn letter will need:
- Rigid cardboard
- Yarn in various colors
- Decorative objects (for example, diamonds, gems)
- Pair of scissors
- A pencil
- A rule
- A handmade knife
- A cutting board
Step 1: draw your letter on the card
First, spread out the paper and draw the letter. Make it beautiful, big, and clear. You can print a template from the internet if you are struggling to make it as clean as you would like it to be. If you will write several letters, it is better to write them all at once; this will make it easier to match size and style. Draw some guidelines to represent the top, bottom, and middle points of your letters so that you can get the correct size.
Step 2: cut out the letters.
Lay your cardboard letter on the cutting board and use a craft knife to go around the edges. Using a craft knife will give your letters a better finish than using a pair of scissors, which are more likely to bend the edges. Take your time and go slowly. It’s best to do this part without your child around to focus and not have to worry about little fingers near sharp knives.
Step 3: wrap the letters.
Decide what colors you will use and how you want the letter to look. If you want to try different effects, pin the end of the thread to the letter and wrap it in place before you start to tie anything together. You can organize most of the letters before you have to commit to any part. Let your child help you with this part and ask what she thinks. If you are using multiple colors, which color should go on top? Where should the gem sit?
When you’re happy with the design, put a glue dot on the back of the letter, the top or bottom. Secure the end of the thread in place and begin to wrap the thread around and around the letter carefully. Don’t pull so hard that the paper curls, but wrap it in sharp lines. Put glue dots on the paper as you wrap and use the pegs to make sure the thread doesn’t suddenly slip or fall off the letter.
Step 4: Decorate
You can decorate the letter to your liking. Ask your child to help you pick out some small, sticky pieces, like fishnet flowers, pearls, beads, stars, or whatever. You can also leave parts of the paper uncovered and glue cute paper on top of them or even draw on them.
It’s often good to use thinner thread for some parts of the letter, too, so think about the textures and effect you’re creating. You can create something really beautiful for your child’s bedroom with minimal expense or difficulty.
Step 5: hang up the letter.
You will probably want to hang up the letter when it is finished. To do this, drill a hole in the top and use a similar colored wire or transparent wire to suspend it. If you’ve created your child’s full name, you probably want to hang up the arched letters. To do this, cut a long piece of wire and hang it between two studs. Then, hang the letters, adjusting the length of the strands they hang from if necessary for a nice effect.
It will soon look magazine-worthy with just a few hours and scrap materials! You can also make these wooden letters if you want them to be more substantial; if you do, they will probably be better kept on a shelf rather than hanging.
Dream catchers are magical to add to any childhood and are so easy to make with your baby.
For this project, you will need:
- Colored yarn
- An embroidery hoop
- Designs such as down, old studs, glow-in-the-dark players, etc.
- Pair of scissors
Step 1: wrap the dream catcher.
Ask your child to choose the color she would like first, then use a glue point and peg to secure it to one edge of the embroidery hoop. Help your toddler carefully wrap the string around the dream catcher, crossing it back and forth over himself. You can change colors at any time by simply tying the first color and then repeating the process. When your child is happy with the look, add a few more glue dots to make sure the thread is secure and move on to the next step.
Step 2: decorate the dream catcher.
Please help your child think of decorations that she would like to add. Do you want shiny buttons? Would you like skeleton sheets? What kind of dreams would you like the dream catcher to catch? They can add little pets (rubbers are good) of their favorite pets or a sparkly yarn for a little magic. Earrings that have spent their pair look pretty on an ideal catcher and are so simple to join. Feathers are another popular option, which can be picked from the garden or bought in all kinds of beautiful colors. Some people also like to write wishes or good memories on paper and add them to the dream catcher.
Step 3: Hang it up
Once the dream catcher is complete, you need to tie a loop of yarn at the top, then tie a long loop to hang loosely. Put a pin on your child’s window or her bed and suspend the dream catcher. Make sure they don’t fall on them overnight, and then your baby can look forward to wonderful dreams under her handmade dream catcher.
Yarn is very versatile, and you can mix and match any color scheme you like, adding other decorations to make it prettier or keeping it very simple. It is a wonderful way to decorate your room or a child’s room, and it is also an inexpensive material to play with. Both jobs can use yarn scraps, so if you are knitting or crocheting and end up with a lot of small tips, this is a perfect solution. Pick some beautiful colors and commit to transforming them into something beautiful!