I started by cutting the letter out of cardboard with a razor blade. Then I just tightly wrapped the twine around. This is just simple garden twine used to tie up plants but I have used it several times when decorating our house.
In the picture you can see I began wrapping the letter vertically first but that was a mistake. I had to undo it and start over wrapping the twine horizontally, then wrap vertically. When I got to the end of the letter I would just hot glue the last bit of twine to the back.
The frame was an ugly color of oak so I painted it white, and the gingham fabric was left over from when I made my son's curtains. I hot glued the E onto the fabric but still thought it needed a little something extra, so I added the red ribbon on top. The ribbon is just for decoration, it is not actually holding the weight of the frame.
Here it is finished hanging in his room!
I feel like I say this all the time, but I really really love making things out of stuff I already have, and also making things up as I go along. I don't know why, but it makes me feel so good and energized! It puts me in my own little world where time passes way too fast and I would never notice that the kids have dumped the giant carton of goldfish onto the couch and are now dancing on them (yes, that happened), or that it is 5:00pm and we are all still in our PJs (also happened). I cant' be the only one, right? Does anyone else feel the same way?