Monday, January 23, 2012

Sass up your house with Embellished Letters

      This is a real simple project and perfect to add some life to a book shelf, wreath, etc.   Plus it is fun that you can get as creative as you want with it. 

All you need is:

1. The material of your choice, I chose a hemp like string which is a thick string/rope for a neutral color ( but other great options are fabric, ribbon, glitter, etc).

2. Hot Glue Gun

3 If you want to add any additional flowers etc. material for that.  I purchased flowers on Clearance from Michael's, but it would look pretty to make your own felt roses to add to the letters which I discuss HERE.

4.  Letter of your choice:  I found white wooden letters at Michael's and they come in a variety of sizes, but I am sure most craft stores would have them. 

    Basically there is no right or wrong way to do this, you can wrap/decorate the letter any way you want.

 I started wrapping the string around the bottom of the letter to make sure all angles were covered up by the string.  I would add hot glue every so often to keep the string in place. 

I used the letters in my home to distract from an ugly window, but I would love to make smaller ones to hang on wreath, or a embellish a larger letter to hang on the wall.


  1. These turned out great! I have a painted H in my room at home and one in my cube at work!

  2. I love these!! I am obsessed with anything monogram/initial related - they look beautiful!

  3. I have seen some other crafts with hemp/twine lately and really like the natural look!