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DIY: Spooky Monogram

Spooky Monogram DIY CraftLooking for some front door decor for Halloween? I've been so intrigued by all the yarn wreaths I've seen recently, and decided to take that idea and apply to my latest Halloween DIY: a Spooky Monogram. This cool holiday craft can be made with kids (although you should never let children near a hot glue gun, so leave them out of that part!), or you can do it on your own!

 

Supplies:

  • large monogram of your choice (find one at the craft store or your local dollar store)
  • 1 – 2 skiens of yarn in pumpkin color
  • 1 skien (or scrap) of white yarn
  • hot glue gun (Note: never let children near this)
  • a few plastic spiders

Spooky Monogram DIY Craft - Supplies

Intructions:

Step 1: Find a corner in your letter and tye the pumpkin colored yarn to the corner.

Spooky Monogram DIY Craft - Step 1

Step 2: Wrap and wrap and wrap. Kids can help with this! Keep the tension fairly tight and keep pushing the yarn close together to thoroughly cover the cardboard.

Spooky Monogram DIY Craft - Step 2

Step 3: Once the letter is completely covered, turn it over on the backside. Tie a piece of the white yarn so it runs straight across your letter. Make sure to tie a knot on each end os the white yarn and and keep it fairly tight.

Spooky Monogram DIY Craft - Step 3

Step 4: Repeat this process 3 more times to create the spokes of your web.

Spooky Monogram DIY Craft - Step 4

Step 5: Apply a dot of hot glue on each spoke so it doesn't slip around.

Spooky Monogram DIY Craft - Step 5

Step 6: Take a long piece of white yarn (about 30-inches) and tie a knot right in the middle of all the spokes, leaving a long tail to use for the web.

Spooky Monogram DIY Craft - Step 6

Step 7: To make the web, bring the long piece of yarn down and around the adjacent spoke, loop it behind nad back over the spoke to the next one. Continue all the way around the web.

Spooky Monogram DIY Craft - Step 7

Step 8: Once you have one row complete, make another row just outside it.

Spooky Monogram DIY Craft - Step 8

Step 9: Flip the letter over and attach the spooky spiders.

Spooky Monogram DIY Craft - Step 9

Step 10: You can even hang one of the spiders from the long piece of white yarn.

Spooky Monogram DIY Craft - Step 10

Happy Halloween!

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