I don't know about you and your door but mine has been sad ever since Santa left town! I know I know...there have been plenty of other reasons to get the door decorated but I couldn't find the creative energy. So unfortunately the football wreath went back up even though OSU hasn't played since November...ooops...I will go with that is dedication to my fav football team! Yeah, that's it that is what I will go with!
My next confession is that I was planned for this craft months ago. I went to Hobby Lobby on the first pay day of January to splurge on some new year crafts...yet they all have sat in the bag until this weekend. I do not know what my deal was...but I couldn't find my crafty mojo. But when my sickness took the first jet plane out of here it dropped off my willingness to craft and for that I thank the illness. Wait, did I just really say that? Oh man...
What you need today:
- Your chosen initial wooden letter
- Glue gun
- A spool of Jute
- Ribbon of choice
First take the Jute and wrap the "odd" ends. For me the F has quite a few of these and you will see in the following pictures I wrapped them first...I did this to make sure they were covered evenly and I had the room to go the length of the letter in the right proportions (I hope that makes sense).
As you wrap you want to place a small amount of glue with every other wrap to ensure placement...this can get a little messy but the glue is easily removed after it is dry if excess glue hanging out.
Once all of the odd places are covered I then moved on to cover the entire letter...this took about an hour in total. I took my time as it was my first time using Jute and covering an initial. I wanted it to look "professional."
I had to get a little creative to cover the outside edges. As you can see here, I cut small strands of Jute to do the trick. After I glued them in their place, I wrapped them to the back of the letter and glued the extra down.
Once everything is covered you are ready to use your ribbon. The ribbon will be used to add some extra decor as well as serve as the means to hang the letter on your door.
Since my last name beings with an F it was off balance because most of the letter sits on one side. I used the ribbon as a "loop by gluing it on both sides of the F and reinforcing it with a flat piece of ribbon as well.