Twine Wrapped Monogram Ornament {Tutorial}

If you aren’t following me on Facebook, I have to let you know that my computer is very sick.  It keeps shutting itself down every time I try to do anything remotely labour intensive, which usually includes editing pictures.  But today, it was being nice (knock on wood) and I managed to sneak in a few pictures of my latest project – so you are lucky, you’ll get three posts today – this morning’s virtual cookie exchange, this ornament tutorial, and the link party features this evening (which let me tell you, the link ups this week rocked my world!)
This twine wrapped monogram ornament was super easy to make.  I didn’t take pictures along the way, because it is hard to hold twine tight and hold a camera at the same time, but its very straight forward. I started with a MDF monogram (this one used to be a hook that you hang on the wall – you know the ones you find in the $1 section at Michaels? I simply unscrewed the hook from the bottom), some twine, a sprig of glittery berries, and hot glue.
It is easier to make straight letters like H, so I had to think about what order I would wrap the A before I started.  Here’s how I did it:
At the bottom and top of the A, I wasn’t quite sure what I would do.  First I planned to leave them exposed, because it was too hard to wrap the twine horizontally, given the slant of the A.  However, I came up with a solution:  make a spiral with the end of your piece of twine – so wrap around the edge of the bottom, and then fill it in.  I took a picture, but it is hard to get a close up without losing focus.
To hang the string, I left the hook on the A that it came with, and tied a little piece of red and white baker’s twine.  At first, I used one of my swirly metal hooks that the rest of my ornaments were on but it just looked too fancy and out of place with this one.  Plus the little touch of red ties in with the berries.

It looks perfect on my tree, but I also think it would make a super cute gift topper too!

About Sarah

Sarah Desjardins is a mother of two girls, a wife, an elementary school teacher, and a self proclaimed glitter addict. Becoming Martha is a place for anyone who wants to make their domestic life more beautiful and creative. Sarah started Becoming Martha as a place to find bliss between the diapers and the dishes, and invites you to do the same.

Comments

  1. This is lovely! I think the twine will look awesome on a tree :)

  2. A is for Awesome! Awesome ornament! So cute!

    T’onna
    Submarine Sunday Link Party

  3. I like this! It turned out so cute. The berries add that final touch. Now I want to make one. :)

    Thank you for sharing and showing us how to make one.

    Julie

  4. Ohhh…this is darling!! What a cute idea, and I have loads of twine left over from my Thanksgiving decor. Thanks for such a fantastic idea!!

    Tonii

  5. I’d love to make one of these! So MS :) Checkout my winter weather playlist! Follow if you like what you see!
    -Jenn

    A Pop of Style

  6. So simple yet so stunning! Just my style;)

    Brittny @ deerlybeelovedcreations.com

  7. I would love it if you would join me in linking up at my weekly Clever Chicks Blog Hop: http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/12/clever-chicks-blog-hop-10-rural.html

    I hope you can make it!
    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  8. i love this! i’ll have to make one for my tree!

  9. Just adorable! I love your holiday spirit. You make Whimsy Wednesday look so good!

    Thanks for joining us,
    Kelly at Smart! School {House}
    http://www.smartschoolhouse.com

  10. This is super super cute!! I love personalized items! I would LOVE to have you share this at my party!
    http://www.pincushioncreations.com/2012/12/homemade-by-you-41.html

  11. So adorable! I love how it adds such a personal touch to your Christmas tree. Thanks for including your insight on how to wrap the wonky letters! :)
    Found you through the link party at House of Hepworths.

    http://www.huckleberrylove.com

  12. Too cute! And great tutorial, thanks:)

    Hugs,
    Katie

  13. Would you have any tips or pointers for wrapping a really large “S” like for on a door as a wreath?

    • Just take your time, especially around the curves – you may have to go around several times, since the outside of the curves will need more than the inside :)

  14. Your ornament looks great, love that idea!

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  3. […] All you need for this twine-wrapped monogram is an MDF letter, some jute twine, and a bit of string to hang the thing when you’re done. The glitter berries are a nice touch, of course, so you could add that to your list of supplies, too. But this is such a simple and pretty way to personalize your Christmas tree, I love it.{found on becomingmartha}. […]

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