Cro-Shayley makes a Reflective Crate

Reflective YarnI’m on a Red Heart Reflective Yarn kick…..I don’t know about you, but I just can’t get enough of it! Last year I made headbands for my nieces, nephew and cousins when we went on our family mountain trip (click here to read that blog) and I’m thinking about making more. The way the reflective thread woven into the yarn lights up during a flash photo just amazes me…I’m easily amused, I know. ;)

Little Miss Addy will be here in March so for her baby shower gift I thought I would give her a personalized crate she could use to store her books and toys. I already had Reflective Neon Pink in my yarn stash, so all I needed was a wood crate, letters and paint which I purchased at Michaels (available at Jo-Ann stores, AC Moore and Hobby Lobby too).

After I painted the wood crate a light pink, I set it aside to dry. Then I took the first wood letter, A, and I taped the yarn end to the back of the letter first then began wrapping it with the yarn.

Taping yarn to back of wood letter Wrapping letter with yarn

After covering all the wood on the front of the wood letter, I cut the yarn and taped the other end to the back.
Finished wrapped letter

Then I continued wrapping the rest of the letters.
Addy letters wrapped in Reflective yarn

Then, after I made sure the paint on the crate was completely dry, I glued the wrapped letters to the crate.
Addy crate no flash

See what happens when you take a flash photo………
Letters glued to crate

….pretty neat huh?!?!
Addy crate flash photo

I hope you enjoy this yarn as much as I do!

One thought on “Cro-Shayley makes a Reflective Crate

  1. Sue S.

    What a great idea! Thank you for sharing your talent with us! It’s people like you that make this world go ’round!!!!

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