tgif quickie :: fabric-wrapped initials
This week's quickie is a fun little project that's perfect for doing with kids. They can help with almost everything--minus the glue gun parts, of course. And, moms, you will be relieved to know that despite their involvement, it will still turn out cute. Maybe you're not a control freak like me...but maybe you are. I don't judge.
Unwrap a length of wire and start bending it into desired initial. Lower case is always easier. Some initials might require you to cut the wire and use multiple pieces. Not too hard. When you've achieved your desired shape, make sure to double back the pokey ends so no one ends up stuck. That's not quality time when someone is bleeding.
This part is fun and easy. Taking your strips of fabric, glue down one end and simply wrap it around the wire. You can finish it off by gluing the end down or tying it to the next strip, which looks pretty cute, too. Continue all around until all the wire is covered. You might need to tighten up parts or add bit more glue in spots. It's all good..
That's it. I know. Who needs a tutorial for THAT? Well, I'm feeling pretty lazy this Friday. You can modify the shape--I made an egg for Easter, heart for Valentine's etc. This would also make a great project for a girl's birthday party. Little girls gathered around, giddily crafting...pure heaven.