Nail and Yarn Outline Letter E

Hi there.
I feel like I’ve said this a lot, but the letter wall for Peanut’s nursery is ALMOST done.

There have been a few setbacks…
I was going to use the “E” and “&” from our wedding for the wall, but later decided that I’d rather preserve those as wedding decorations.
So then I needed two more letters (plus the “N” that I had never had).

A trip to Hobby Lobby provided a clearance letter “N”.
There were a few choices for ampersands, but were a little more than we really wanted to spend.
So I threw a pity party because I couldn’t have my giant expensive ampersand listened to the wise counsel of my husband and let him make one.

Yeah, that’s right, he MADE one.

I printed out the design I wanted, he traced it out on some wood,
and jig sawed it out.
Impressive, right?

Anyway, that just left letter E and wanted to do something like this:


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Except I wanted the freedom to move the letter around and not have the nails stuck in one place.

So, here’s how I made my nail and yarn outline letter…

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Took a scrap piece of wood (with permission!) from the garage.

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Traced some straight lines on there so I would know where to nail my nails.

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Nailed ‘em in.
In retrospect, it would have been a good idea to draw a mark on all my nails so I would know how far to nail them in to all be the same.
But..I didn’t do that, so I just had to eyeball them.

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Painted the whole thing white.

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Then I tied a knot around the first nail and started wrapping my yarn around the outside of the nails. The yarn was a gift from my mom-in-law that I used when she helped me make a baby blanket for Peanut.

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I made a loop around each of the nails to ensure that the yarn would be secure.
I had to go back a couple times when I realized that I had wrapped the wrong way around the nail, but it was easy to fix.
It’s still not perfect, but it’s hard to tell. (Right??)

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After I had wrapped my yarn around 5 times, I tied a knot to the nail I had started with and cut off the tails of yarn.

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You get the idea of the letter, but it’s hard to see the dimensions and layers of color in the pictures.

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I liked that the yarn changed color every couple inches.

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Hurray for the last letter!
Now we just have to work on getting them all up on the wall!

I can’t WAIT to get this done for her nursery!!!

Linking up..


The 36th AVENUE

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