In addition to the DIY Sheep Art and DIY Felt Streamers I made, I had a wooden number 1 left over from my other nephew's 1st birthday last year so I bought two 0's and planned to wrap the numbers in yarn.
Then... I got lazy and decided to just spray paint them.
THEN... I came across these beautifully made yarn letters from My Sister's Suitcase.
|My Sister's Suitcase|
Aren't they lovely?? Holly did such an incredible job with this! Reading her post, gave me the boost I needed to yarn wrap my numbers!
So I started with the 1...
As you can see the 1 is a tough shape to wrap....
Big mistake...as you can see... I had no idea what I was doing...
I decided to ditch the 1 and start on the 0. It should be easier right?
It starts to get tricky where the wood curves so as you can see I left those areas for last. I love the ombre look so I went from white, to yellow, to green.
Arg... see what I mean about corners?? NOT good...
I started the next one with a better strategy... or so I thought.
I know it looks pretty much the same as the first one but this one's a TAD better... but still not great.
I cheated with the 1... there was no way I was tackling all those weird edges!
I stacked 2 layers of foamcore that I had cut into rectangles. Can't get much easier than that!
10000x better AND faster than those pesky 0's!
Ok. So not nearly as lovely as Holly's LOVE letters, I know. But...at least I gave it a shot!
For those of you who are thinking about trying this... do not, DO NOT do your transitions where the corners are.... Trust me. It will go so much smoother if you transition where the wood is straight as possible. Refer to Holly's O.
I give her mad props because I don't have nearly the same amount of patience or skills as she does!