It’s so easy to create these MAKE letters wrapped with thread for your craft room – or customize with your own phrase for any room in your home!
Very recently Courtney did a READ letter project for her son’s school library. My Michaels Makers challenge this month was to do a personalization project using their new alphabet products in the Make Market™.
I knew right away what I was going to do . . . I wanted to make some “MAKE letters” and wrap them with thread just like Courtney did with hers. It couldn’t be an easier project!
Deciding on color palettes is always tricky. I’d actually been wanting to use this color palette from the Creature Comforts blog, and the nice thing was that the Make Market™ already had some twine with similar colors! That, and some fancy canvas letters:
Wrapped Letters with Thread
Gather These Supplies
- Canvas letters to spell “MAKE”
- Skeins of thread to wrap your letters – I used one for each
- FolkArt acrylic paint – Crushed Coral, French Blue, Navy Blue, Spun Sugar
- Hot glue gun
- Craft knife or scissors
Here’s the palette I used. Isn’t it so pretty?!
The first step is to paint your canvas letters using the paint colors – give them at least two coats each.
Here’s how they look painted.
Pick a point on each letter to wrap. Put some hot glue on the back and stick one of the ends into the hot glue. Wrap the letter with thread close together.
Secure the other end with a hot glue gun, then trim off the excess.
Repeat with the other letters.
The thread wrapping gives each letter a bit of interest!
Once you’re done, display the letters together.
And here’s a closeup of how the thread looks. I love them!
What do you think of my MAKE letters? Time to head to Michaels to get your supplies, right?!
- If you want to put a personalized spin on a project, Michaels has made it easy with their new Alphabet Soup by Make Market™ line of products.
- This collection of surfaces, letters, frames and more come in modern, eclectic or rustic styles. From natural and finished woods, to a variety of metals, resin and patterned styles, the possibilities are endless.
If you don’t know where to begin, you can always take a look at some of the fun projects on Michaels.com or the other 49 Makers’ ideas on The Glue String for to see how they personalized their crafts!