Sunday, July 13, 2014

The Letter "G"

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As soon as I started looking at nursery pictures online, specifically Pinterest, I knew I wanted to do something with Baby's first name initial. I love the look of the yarn-wrapped letters, as seen here. I went to JoAnn's and bought the largest letter "G" I could find- it happened to be about 23.5" (!) and it's considered their paper mache letters. So, I got out my yarn and began to wrap the letter. Then, I took it apart, and tried to wrap it again, starting in a new spot and using glue-dots in strategic locations as a way to keep the yarn in specific, hard to stay spots. Then, I took it apart, again. I decided that due to font of the letter "G" and the letter I needed itself, it was going to be near impossible to achieve the look I wanted. (I'm going to go with that, instead of saying that I couldn't do it!)

Anyway, I took all the yarn and glue off, sanded down the blotches from the old glue. I bought a can of spray paint and set to work. My new plan was to spray paint the letter, then cut out a banner with tiny letters on my Cricut and attach that to the letter "G". It took a little bit of finesse to get the banner together because the pieces are so small. I played around with the location of the banner within the letter "G" itself. My original intention was to have them hang downwards from left to right, with the middle name hanging  lower. But, due to the length of "Isabella", it didn't quite work that way and I didn't want to make each banner piece smaller.

Here is the final product:


This isn't the exact location that it's going to go. It will go above the crib on a different wall. For photographing purposes and because the crib is not here/set up yet, I just  used a screw that was already in the wall to hang it to photo it.

I'm pretty excited about this and can't wait to get the crib set up and to place this piece in the permanent location along with some picture frames that we still have to get. It's all coming together!

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