H is for Hartly

You know how you see a picture of something and decide you MUST try it yourself? And the next thing you know you’re in Wal-mart carrying a 35 pound child around because there are NO carts to be found just to pick up yarn. But, I guess that’s a story for another day!

Last Fall Stephanie from Bella Blvd took paper mache letters and wrapped them with yarn to make a fabulous Thanksgiving decoration. So, I thought to myself ~Why can’t I do that with my Cricut?

I decided I would use chipboard. I used an H from Mickey Fonts and cut out 3 of them each at 11″.

Chipboard can be tempermental at best, so I used a fairly sticky mat and taped the chipboard on each side. My settings were pressure high, multi-cut 3, speed medium and my regular blade at 6. It is important to blow off the chipboard debris from the blade after each cut.

To add depth to my cuts I used two layers of foam tape in between each cut.

And then the wrapping began! I used Caron Simply Soft yarn in a soft pink color.
I will admit that I’m a little funny, so I wanted my yarn wrapped vertically on all segments. Weird, I know!

You can see I used pearl stick pins to help hold the yarn in place on the ends.

To add a little decoration to my now pink H I made a cute little butterfly.
I used~ DCWV the Blossom Song Stack

I used CTMH Art Philosophy to cut two of the butterfies at 2″. I pop dotted the top layer and decorated with Recollection pearls. I placed my butterfly on a vellum circle embossed with the Cuttlebug Birds and Swirls folder.

Miss Hartly’s new wall decor~

And now it looks like my weekend will be spent making an A for Ashlyn and a H for Holden. Yikes!!

2 thoughts on “H is for Hartly

  1. OMG!!!! How long did it take you to wrap that in yarn???!! It looks great & I’m sure it was worth every minute that you spent on it…now, on to the next letters…

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