My plan was to make monograms ("A" for Anna, "J" for James) to hang somewhere (behind the cake, on the doors of the church, somewhere) during our wedding.
The "A" turned out (though I can't decide if I think it turned out well).
Basically, I took a large piece of styrofoam board and carved out the letter "A." I then wrapped the "A" with white yarn (not as easy a task as you may think, and actually what is giving me the most difficulties with the letter "J").
After wrapping the letter, I then proceeded to hot glue felt flowers to the "A" (I made the felt flowers by cutting up strips of felt, rolling the strips forward until I was about halfway through with the strip, and then turning the felt backward ...)
(to be completely honest, I'm not really sure how I made the felt flowers ... there were lots of turns and twists of the hand, and whenever I would do something that looked "flowery" I would say to myself, "quick! hot glue it now before it self-destructs!")
Despite the success of the "A," I'm running into problems with my letter "J" (a necessary letter if I don't want to be, you know, a complete narcissist).
As this picture demonstrates, I have been unable to saddle the "butt" portion of my letter "J" with yarn.
I wrapped and re-wrapped and wrapped some more. I was able to watch multiple episodes of Gilmore Girls while trying to conquer this beast of a monogram.
Who knew wrapping an object with yarn could be so difficult?
Crafters -- any suggestions?