This weekend, I shared these fabric covered letters with you during the Stampin' Addicts Holiday Mini blog hop. During the hop, we limit the number of photos and outside links per post so that it is not too time consuming for our readers to make it through all of the posts. Sometimes that means leaving out helpful tips and info.
In my post I had promised to link you to a helpful tip today, but the link itself seems to have disappeared. After an hour+ of googling every word combination I can think of, I cannot find it again or even a substitute. So how about I just show you here? :)
This project is easy to do, but easier when you know to cover the top and bottom first - before wrapping the main stems of the letters.
Option A: If your letter is a serif font, I recommend covering the serif first. In the photo below, the right/bottom serif is covered.
Option B: If your letter does not have a serif, then you can begin by covering the bottom of the letter with small strips of fabric - like the two strips you see on the left.
If you had serifs: Once any serifs are covered, add strips to cover the end of the letter. These strips should overlap the ends of the serif pieces.
And when you are done:
- You can click on the photos to view them larger. Always true, I just forget to mention it ;)
- If you don't care for the rough edges of the fabric, cut or rip your fabric in wider strips and then fold them in half along the length. Allow the folded edge to show; you will cover the raw edges as you wrap and overlap.
- If you are messy with wet glue, you may want to keep a wet towel handy for wiping your fingers. I apparently did not pass the Elmer's test in kindergarten...
- This project can also be done with yarn. One color can look elegant or try multi-color for fun!
- Let kids give it a try! Cover their initials or name and personalize their bedroom. Maybe a gift for a BFF?
- Wreath forms can be wrapped with fabric or yarn, also. Add additional embellishments for the season or your home's decor.
Supplies: Spice Cake Designer Fabric (124066), Tombow Multipurpose Adhesive and craft letters (non-su)
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