Let’s get CRAFTY :: DIY Yarn Wrapped Wedding Monograms!

 

Monograms are extrememly popular at weddings nowadays and we love seeing the different variations and uses of them.  When we stumbled upon (literally- thank you StumbleUpon!) this DIY Yarn Wrapped Wedding Monogram goodness from Wedding Photographer, Sarah Ortega– We fell in love.  Seriously, how adorable are these?!  And if you scroll down Sarah’s site, you’ll see an array of DIY goodies on the right hand side.  Wow, she’s crafty- and we’re envious! :)  So, check out her DIY Yarn Wrapped Wedding Monogram tutorial from her website below!

“I am a big fan of yarn wrapped… everything! You can give ordinary objects a cool and aesthetic look simply by wrapping them in yarn and best of all this technique is inexpensive and easy to do.
I also love monogram letters so how could I not help but combine the two?
I had already made a monogram letter for our daughter so for this project I used the initials of my husband and I. Here are some tips if you want to make your own.

All you will need is a paper mache or wooden letter, yarn, scissors and a glue gun. (I just used a few dabs of hot glue here and there to secure the yarn especially at the ends).

 

With the “A” I began by wrapping the yarn through the opening to cover the inside.

 

Then I wrapped the yarn horizontally across the letter and finished it off by wrapping it vertically.

 

The “S” I actually found a little more difficult because of the curves and it just required some extra patience…

 

 I wrapped the ends first so that they were covered.

 

Then I proceeded to wrap the yarn around the shape of the “S” until it was all covered.

 

I think they look great on the dresser in our bedroom, the texture and pop of color is just lovely.

 

They also look pretty cool on the cabinet in our living room.
fyi…
– All of the items on the dresser and cabinet are thrift store finds!
– I used this tutorial to make those colorful scrap paper branches.
– What’s that up top? Oh those are just some paper lanterns, tissue paper pom poms and coffee filter pom poms that I made and put up for Talia’s first birthday bash. Why are they still up 6 months later? Because I like them :) They feel festive and party-ish and make me happy when I walk by them.

 

Here are some close up shots of the letters…

 

 

 I am liking these a lot…”

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GSS’s Things We LOVE :: DIY Paint Chip Wedding Details!

It seems as though we’re all about DIY lately…  And rightfully so!  If you have the time, patience and creativity-  Doing DIY projects can save money and add those sweet personal touches  to your wedding.  We found these brilliant paint chip details over at My Hands Made It.  These were used for a housewarming party, but can definitely be altered to fit a wedding, a shower or any other celebratory gathering for that matter!  Just head down to your local Home Depot, Lowe’s or a paint store like Sherwin Williams and pick up some paint chips to match your wedding color palette.  Then follow along with the tutorials linked below:

DIY Paint Chip Invitations (We think these would make a perfect Save the Date!): Click here for the tutorial on how to make them.

 DIY Paint Chip Hand Fans (Perfect for your wedding programs for a Spring/Summer wedding!):  Click here for the tutorial on how to make them.

 DIY Paint Chip Napkin Holder/Place Card:  Click here for the tutorial on how to make them.

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