Hello, loves! It’s Elizabeth from Stockroom Vintage back to share another quick, easy and affordable DIY. I love any decor items that feature raw wood and yarn, and these initial monogrammed plaques made with yarn and nails are a simple and pretty way to customize your wedding reception space. Not to mention, when your wedding is over, these cute plaques would look great when placed on the wall and repurposed as kitchen, office or craft space decor!
The materials needed include:
- two wood plaques
- small nails (also called brads)
- paper + double-sided tape (if you’d like to create a stencil for your letters beforehand)
- If you’re nervous about keeping the lines of your letter straight while hammering in the nails, create a paper stencil of the letter beforehand and tape in it place on your wood plaque.
- Begin to hammer the nails around the perimeter of your letter stencil, spacing the nails about 1 inch apart.
- Remove the paper stencil and tape.
- Tie one end of the yarn around one of the nails in an upper or lower corner. Tie several knots to secure yarn to the nail.
- Begin wrapping yarn around each nail, working clockwise around to create the outline of your letter. Be sure to move across the letter from side to side, back and forth, as you work your way around the letter. Doing so ensures that the middle space of the letter will be filled with interesting shapes when you’re finished.
- Once you’ve made it all the way around, snip off excess yarn, leaving yourself enough slack to tie it off. Secure this end to the final nail, tying several knots to secure it. Repeat the process with your loved one’s first initial, and you’re done!
I’d love to hear what you all think of the finished product! Any ideas for other ways to incorporate yarn into your wedding decor? I’m excited to hear them! Happy planning!
Editor’s note: During this time of quarantine and social distancing, some of the general wedding planning advice we share may not be applicable or possible due to restrictions on events. Please adhere to all current regulations and stay safe and healthy! Learn more here.