Yes, I know that today is Wednesday but I could not get my pictures to load to my computer yesterday. ANYWAYS! I decided that I am going to do a Pinterest Project weekly! It is going to range from crafts to organization to exercise! I can’t wait!
This week I decided to do a craft for our new house! I made a Jute Wrapped Monogram Letter Wreath for our front door. Obviously I found the idea on Pinterest! HA When I found this pin, I knew it was something I had to try.
The pin takes you to a blog called Two Twenty One which seems like a great blog that I might start following. She gives you step by step instructions on how to create the wreath. SOO here is what I created.
Supplies (cost around $10 for the whole thing):
1 – 12″ Paper Mache Letter (The only place in Houston that I could find these was Joann Fabrics)
1 – role of Jute Twine
Hot glue and gun
Ribbon (in your choice of color)
First step is to glue the jute on the back of the letter.
Then start wrapping the vertical sections! She did not mention to glue as you went but I glued the first wrap all the way around as I found that it was moving when I tried wrapping it.
Continue to wrap all the vertical sections. Depending on the letter your doing, the easier it is. The letter ‘R’ is going to take longer then a ‘T’.
Once you wrap all the vertical sections, you want to glue down a few strands of jute to the areas that are not covered yet, like this.
Then you are going to start wrapping the letter horizontally until you cover the whole letter. In general just keep wrapping.
Once you are done with that you are going to make your felt flowers and your bow for the front and the ribbon hanger. She did not list how do make the flowers, so I simply googled “how to make felt rosettes” and plenty of tutorials popped up. They were pretty simple, here is what I did.
I took the rectangular piece of felt and cut it in half.
With one side, I cut about 1/3 off to make it into a square.
From there I started cutting in a spiral from the outside until in reached the point I could not cut.
Then I started wrapping the felt around in a circle, creating a rosette!
From there I glued the bow down, then the rosettes, and the hanger onto the back and I was done!
The project does take some time so make sure you give yourself at least 2 hours to start and finish. It’s a great craft to do while catching up on TV since you are just wrapping and wrapping and wrapping.
I love it and it looks great on the door! I hope you give it a shot and love it as much as I do! Just don’t forget that Hot Glue is hot and end up with a small injury like I did…. HA
Until next time!
Jessica AKA Mrs. Ripple