Thursday, November 8, 2012

EAT, Jute Wrapped Letters

I have always loved large letters on the wall. If you have a Hobby Lobby or similar craft store near you, these can be made for a minimal cost.
Cardboard letters were 50% off making them a dollar each and a roll of jute was around $5, cheaper with a 40% coupon.
A few hot glue sticks and your set.



The T is the easiest and the A takes a bit more time. On simple straight areas you just need to secure the first bit of string and then wrap, when you get to longer areas use a dab of glue here and there, to help keep it even and more secure.
Pick a back side to help hide your extra glue and have less stress over wrapping perfection.
That way you can focus on the look of one side that will show while being more practical on the other.






The edges of the letters a bit of a pain, not because it is hard but you need more glue which just makes it more messy. I just put glue on and did a coil type wrap for these. With the E and A or any other odd letters you use for your word, you may have to do several starts and stops, a little gathering on curves etc in order to make it work. Any time you switch up your string flow be sure to secure well.





 I made a jute loop on the back of each but the E needs a pin to keep it straight for now....until I fix it, which in reality could be ....never.

At only a buck a piece I may go and get more to have as templates for large letters too. The ones at Hobby Lobby are very nice and sturdy and should hold up well.



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9 comments:

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

good job~! love how they look.

folks say if they stand still too long around here I'll wrap them in twine and stick a bow of them.. lol

Lisa said...

I have some of those letters. I was thinking of painting them but love the jute. I'm definitely copying your idea. Thanks.

Diann said...

Those turned out wonderful! they look great. Thanks you for sharing at TTF. Have a blessed weekend!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Very cute! Love the texture!

Jann Olson said...

I love these Shannon! The jute gives just the right amound of rustic charm. I will be featuring you at Share Your Cup this week.
Hugs,
Jann

Pamela said...

These are greg Shannon! Thanx for sharing at THT!

Sherry said...

Thanks for linking up with HSH!
Sherry

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

I am loving this look more and more lately. Great job!
I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
Kathy

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

These look great Shannon.
Thanks for linking up at Shabbilicious Friday. I've featured you at today's party.

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