Monday, August 13, 2012

Bernat Baby Month: DIY Art for Baby Filian's Room

August is Bernat Baby Month and to celebrate, I decided to make some yarn wrapped artwork for lil' Filian's room.  Of course his/her room is still a work in progress...but it is coming along!  Since we are adopting and we still don't know if we are going to be getting a little boy or girl I chose the Stonewash Gray and Hot Green from the Handicrafter cotton yarn lineThey are around $2 a ball and I used 1 of each color.  The wood elephants were from Michaels and they were .25 cents each!

You can see we still have a long way to go......

If you are wondering why we chose elephants???? is because our last name means Elephant. :)


Choose your color!

Gather This.....
Wood elephants or other shape (mine were from Michaels)
Bernat cotton yarns
Hot glue or Craft glue
Backing paper (mine was a light aqua paper)
Shadow box frame (mine was from Ikea)

Secure the yarn to the backside of the elephant with glue.

Begin wrapping the yarn around the elephant.  You can wrap in any direction.

Keep wrapping.

You may need to overlap your wrapping.  This will help cover the curves and add texture.

Make as many yarn wrapped elephants as you wish.  I made 4 to fit inside my frame.

Trim the backing paper to fit inside your frame.

Hot glue the elephants to the backing paper in your desired pattern.

Enjoy and hang on a wall or place on a shelf!

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Happy Crafting,
Cathie xo

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous8:28 PM

    how cute! and simple too. i will have to go look at wood shapes now. :-)


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