How To DIY a LOVE Yarn Art Mirror

by Saturday, January 16, 2016

As the holiday season of love, Valentine’s Day draws near I thought it would DIY a home decor piece that can be displayed in your home all year round and highlighted during the Valentine’s season.  Check out this tutorial on the LOVE Yarn Art Mirror

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Materials

Yarn

Hot Glue or Fabric Glue

Stencil

Cardboard

Box Cutter

Scissors

Tape

First, make your stencil. I printed out pictures of the letters online to cut out my letters.

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Tape your stencil to the cardboard so it wont shift while you cut out the letters.

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Once your letters are cut out start gluing the yarn around the cardboard letters.  Start on the bottom so the letter is completely covered.

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Start wrapping the yarn around the letter making sure each line is touching. Make sure you had glue to all the curves and slants of the cut out so the yarn stays in place.

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I used hot glue but I would recommend fabric glue. The hot glue dries faster but it left glue strings all over the letters and when I missed a section I couldn’t shift the yarn to cover the section. At the end I had to spray paint the missed section black.

Once you finish wrapping your letters you mount them to whatever you want.  My intial thought was to glue the letters to a piece of a plywood that I had polyurathaned but like a dum dum I left it outside in the rain and the untreated side of the wood warped.  Therefore it was ruined.  So on to the next one!

pic logoHandy Homegirl Tip: Plywood

DON’T LEAVE TREATED WOOD OUTSIDE IN THE RAIN. IT WILLBE RUINED!  Best stuff to use is

Thompson’s Water Seal

 

Since there was still decor crap all over my house I dug through the boxes and found a mirror from my old apartment.  It was perfect! I hot glued the letters on and here is the final product!

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