This monogram letter is very simple to make and will look great in a craft room or family room. Simply choose the letter that means the most to you to display in your home. I also love projects like these because they use hardly any tools and materials but still look great.
Paper Mache Letter
These paper mache letters (I picked mine up at my local Joann, but they are also available online) are available in multiple sizes. I used one that’s 8″ tall for my project. Since S is my first initial, this is the letter I chose and the one I used for this tutorial. I realized half way into the project that this is likely one of the more difficult letters to cover with yarn. Whoops! Letters with straight lines like A, E, F, H, etc. would be much more simple. Letters with curves like B, C, J, S, etc. just require a bit more patience to get around the curves of the letters.
Wrap the yarn in an X as shown. Pull the yarn tight as you wrap and make sure you minimize the amount of bulkiness of this section. You only really need to worry about the very edge of the letter, as everything else will be covered up when you wrap the rest of the letter.
To begin wrapping the entire letter, start on one edge of the S and tape the end of the yarn. I worked from the skein of yarn so I don’t know how much yarn it actually takes, but it was definitely a bunch. I definitely suggest working from the skein of yarn for this step.
I found that it worked well to push the yarn at the inside edge together as I wrapped, to make more room. I also overlapped a bit as I went around the corners, however make sure it’s not too obviously overlapped since you want it to look uniform.
While wrapping and moving around the letter to do so, be sure you don’t knock the yarn on the other side loose. I did this about half way through and since it’s wrapped tightly, I couldn’t get it back on and had to redo the top section.
You’re done! I’d love to see one of these don’t with multi-colored yarn, as well as different types of yarns. I think it would look great with a really thick, cozy yarn as well. I also think that I may have to get a giant letter to cover since this one turned out so good and it was so simple.