I can’t help going a little bit overboard for Valentine’s Day.  Maybe it’s the cheery colors in the middle of winter that gets me excited.  Or maybe it’s the excuse to fill up with chocolate.  Probably the latter.

Hopefully you caught my Valentine’s Day cookie tutorial over the weekend.  If not, check out part one and part two for a delicious treat!  You may notice some fun red and pink yarn letters in the back drop and with February 14th less than two weeks away, it is perfect timing for an easy DIY.

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I found inspiration for this on a Etsy listing a few years ago.  Unfortunately, I do not have step by step photos for this, but it is so simple, I know you can figure it out!

What you’ll need:

  • yarn (I did two colors, but you can do up to 4 for a more extreme ombre effect)
  • cardboard letters – like these here
  • hot glue gun
  • hot glue sticks
  • scissors

Step 1: Take one end of the yarn (one color) and hot glue it to the top, back corner of the letter.  Begin wrapping the yarn around the letter working your way down.
Step 2:  Once you get to a point where you want to switch colors, simply cut the yarn and hot glue this end down as well.
Step 3: Repeat the process with color two, three or four!
Step 4: After the letter is covered front, back and sides, you will need to do the ends.  Measure the yarn to fit the bare sections and cut multiple strands.  Use hot glue to put them in place.

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Go wild with this DIY and use your imagination on how to overlap the colors and turn the corners.  These make a great table centerpiece while propped up, but could easily hang on a wall as well.

Spell out different words or names and use different yarn colors for any time of year!

Now onto chocolate.


xoxo.  a

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