Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Being Creative: Home

I signed up to Julia Crossland's Being Creative project earlier this year. Julia posts a prompt for each month and then you create something using the prompt for inspiration.
For May the prompt was Home. I had decided early in the month I wanted to do something with the word home rather than a picture of home. I was stuck for a while but Pinterest came to the rescue! I saw yarn wrapped letters on there and knew that's what I wanted to do.
Because I am a crafty hoarder I had some chipboard letters stashed away so I dug them out. Unfortunately the only font I had with all the letters I needed was quite a tricky one to wrap with yarn but I got there in the end. I used double sided sticky tape to make the letters sticky to keep the yarn in place.
Here's a close up of my 'H'...

Once I had all my letters wrapped with yarn I decided to put them in a frame. A while back I had re-purposed a frame from the charity shop. It was a black frame which I covered with washi tape.
I found some yummy dark purple card in my scraps box and cut it to fit the frame, removed the glass (the letters are too bulky to fit under them) and stuck the letters to the card.
Then I added some handwritten words in white pen underneath to finish it off.
It's currently sitting on our bookcases in the study :-)


  1. Ooh that is awesome. Love it!

  2. Absolutely wonderful Katie!! And really unusual too, Ive not seen anything like that before! I hope you've got it hanging up somewhere in your house, it's fantastic!

    Much love, thank you for joining in this month.
    Julia x

  3. So pretty! And what a lovely idea!

  4. That is absolutely lovely! I love the idea of wrapping wool round the letters :)

  5. They are gorgeous! I love them!

  6. I love this! What a great idea ~ and a "yarn craft" that doesn't involve a needle!!
    I think I may need to try this!

  7. Wow Katie- love the idea, and what a vibrant and personal creation!
    How cool!
    Ali ;-)

  8. Wow - thanks so much for all the lovely comments everyone :-)


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