Wrapped Letters for the Holidays

A popular craft project is wrapping letters with yarn to make holiday decorations. Simply get some cardboard or papier mache letters at your local craft store, and wrap yarn around them to form a personalized message for your home. Read on to for tips on how to choose the perfect word and how to get started.

Word Suggestions

Before you can buy your letters you will need to choose what word or words you want to spell. It may be easiest to figure out where you will put your letters and what occasion they will be for. Will they go on the mantle, on a bookshelf, or over a child’s bed? Will they have a theme for Thanksgiving, or a birthday, or a child’s name? Sometimes it can be difficult to come up with just the right word, so we have lists below for several occasions. Be inspired or chose your own!

 

Thanksgiving

Winter Holidays

Everyday

BLESSINGS BELIEVE A name
COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS BELLS FAMILY
GIVE THANKS CAROLS FUN
THANKFUL CHRISTMAS HAPPY BIRTHDAY
THANKS JINGLE LOVE
WE GIVE THANKS JOY
LET IT SNOW
NOEL
PEACE
SANTA
SILENT NIGHT

How To Make

LW4059 Fun Wrapped LettersSupplies

You will need the yarn in the colors you want. For our PEACE letters we used 1 ball of RED HEART® Holiday® in 1360 Aran/Gold. For our FUN letters we used RED HEART® Soft® in 9518 Teal, 4422 Tangerine, and 3720 Lavender. You can use one solid color for the entire word or phrase, change colors on different letters, or even make stripes of color in one letter!

You will also need papier-mache letters for the word or words you want to spell, white craft glue, sharp scissors, push pins, and a yarn needle.

Steps

For more detailed steps, you can read the PDF patterns for our PEACE and FUN letters. Basically you will glue pieces down to the ends of the letters, where they will not be wrapped. You will then wrap the outsides of the letters.

Decorations

You can keep the letters plain, as in our PEACE letters. You can also add decorations, such as the flowers that are attached on our FUN letters. Other fun decorations include springs of holly or evergreen, birthday hats, small balloons, and pompoms. Let your imagination go wild!