Friday, August 3, 2012

Pinterest DIY Monogram Yarn Art

I'm going to a very special baby shower in a few days for a very special couple.  They are great friends of ours and have tried for a long time to have a baby.  Miss Bekah will make her debut this September and I can't wait to see her!  My standard handmade shower gifts are monogrammed burp cloths, but I wanted to do something even more extra special for this long anticipated little sweetie.  Her mom is having the crib set custom made and she sent me the fabric swatches she has chosen.

I just adore them!  She is going with a soothing palate of white, gray, spring green and teal.  The nursery furniture is on order and has a cottage feel to it with a distressed white finish and dark stained wood tops.  When she told me that here is only one piece of wall art in the room so far...a trio of canvases with Becca's name in Hebrew I knew exactly what I wanted to do.

Enter Pinterest...which has become synonymous with Google to me.  My husband usually rolls his eyes when I throw out the occasional "I'm gonna Google that," but it totally threw him for a loop when I blurted "I'm gonna Pinterest that" one day :)  Anywho this is what I used as inspiration...

Bump Smitten

I love the mix of natural, home spun letters paired with an ornate frame.  The instructions aren't that difficult.  The author tied her yarn on and didn't stop wrapping until she was finished...I used my best girlfriend the glue gun.

These are my material I bought at Michael's for around $20.  The big score was the clearance frame I got for $10!!

And here it is all ready to hang.  I opted to staple my letters inside the frame instead of leaving them for my friend to hang individually.  I think it makes a nicer present presentation this way.

Staples on inside rim using a pneumatic stapler.

I will say it's one of those projects that looks like a hot mess until the very last wrap.  My "type A" self almost gave up a few times (especially on the letters with holes) but I"m glad I didn't.  I have a feeling yarn art may just show up somewhere in my house very soon :)


  1. I just realized I've started using Pinterest instead of Google too...

  2. This one is nice and i admire that it is perfect for gift.Winnie The Pooh Baby Shower

  3. This turned out SO cute! I love it!! I;m going to be hosting a baby shower for a friend soon and I wanted to give her a gift that was different from what everyone always gives someone {blankets, clothes, ect} I think I just found the perfect crafty gift ;)

    I would love if you would stop by and check out my blog & like my facebook page! Im hosting a give away once I hit 200 fans :)

    Here are the links:

    Can't wait to see other goodies you come up with!!

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