DIY: Creating A Fall Sign With Yarn

On my recent trip to Hobby Lobby I finally found the inexpensive letters that I’ve been looking for all month. I had all but given up on finding cheap letters anywhere and had almost scrapped the whole idea. Everywhere else the letters were several dollars each, and I’m pretty cheap when it comes to this stuff.

Hobby Lobby had these 8-inch pressed cardboard letters for 40% off which made just over a dollar each.

'Fall' Yarn Letter Sign

With a renewed sense of craftiness, I stopped past Michael’s and picked up the perfect cozy autumn colored yarn for half off. Each color of yarn was just under $2 each.

'Fall' Yarn Letter Sign

On a completely random note…who knew yarn was so expensive these days? Also, Vanna White has her own brand of yarn…interesting.

This project was pretty quick and I did it on my lunch hour this afternoon while watching a Psych rerun on my computer, thank you Netflix.

Step 1:

Collect your supplies.

  • 4 different colors of yarn
  • Hot Glue
  • Pressed Cardboard letters
  • Twine
  • Staple Gun

Step 2:

Decide which direction you want your yarn to be. For the 1st and 3rd letters, I wanted the yarn to run vertical. The 2nd and 4th letters would be horizontal. I started with the ‘F’ and wrapped the letter around horizontally, using hot glue throughout to keep the yarn in place.

'Fall' Yarn Letter Sign

Once it was wrapped one time, I went back over it in the other direction.

Step 3:

Finish all the other letters.

The letter ‘A’ was the hardest since the letter had angles so I had to get creative on how to wrap it neatly. I used a lot more glue on the ‘A’ which helped keep everything neat and allowed me to wrap it pretty quickly.

'Fall' Yarn Letter Sign

'Fall' Yarn Letter Sign

Step 4:

Using a hot glue gun, glue the 4 letters together. I used lots of glue for this to make sure they would stay together after being hung up.

'Fall' Yarn Letter Sign

'Fall' Yarn Letter Sign

'Fall' Yarn Letter Sign

Step 5:

Connect some twine to the back of the letters using the staple gun. Hang up and enjoy.

'Fall' Yarn Letter Sign

The sign is actually meant for the front door post to replace the Halloween sign, but it was too dark outside to share that picture, so my pantry door was all to happy to step in.

'Fall' Yarn Letter Sign

'Fall' Yarn Letter Sign

Project Cost Breakdown:

4 Pressed Cardboard Letters (Hobby Lobby) = $5

4 Different Colors of Yarn (Michaels) = $8

Hot Glue Gun & Glue (Already Owned) = $0

Twine (Already Owned) = $0

Staple Gun (Already Owned) = $0

Total Project Cost: $13

It’s Finally Here!

Today was one of those days that never seemed to end. Work started early and kept me incredibly busy until I finally walked away at about 5:30 pm. Too bad it wasn’t fun, stimulating work.

It was mind numbingly frustrating, and I just wanted to scream. Luckily I have a work friend that is willing to let me just vent all I want and not care that I was nearly yelling at him, not because of him, he had actually nothing to do with my frustration. But he lets me vent, just like I let him vent. No questions, no offense, just a “get it all out on the table and I promise you’ll feel better” kind of venting. There are days I just love that man.

But in other news, Fall finally showed up! (Now, here’s hoping it sticks around)

I’m wearing a sweater, yoga pants, and socks…drinking Vanilla Chai Tea and Dark Chocolate Kisses. It’s kind of perfect.

Vanilla Chai & Dark Chocolate

I also had to run a few errands after work and was able to use a $10 gift card to Kohl’s on lovely fall inspired items.

Fall Finds

Pumpkin Spice K-Cups

Pumpkin Spice Coffee Kcups

adorable bird Christmas ornament and a really pretty flutter, infinity, olive green scarf.

Bird Ornament

I’m also still enjoying the cinnamon pinecones I bought last year. Although I want to pick up another bag just to freshen the scent.

Cinnamon Pinecones

I’m Feeling Inspired…Hello Fall

In all honesty, it still doesn’t feel like fall around here. The temperatures have starting dropping, but we’re still in the 80’s and I won’t officially call it fall weather until I can justify a sweater. However, I have high hopes it will be here soon. These are a few things that are keeping my Autumn hopes alive these days.

 

Hello to…

…Homemade Pumpkin Spice Syrup and all the other drool worthy Pumpkin recipes.

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Hello to…

…Simply Stunning Autumn Decorations

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Hello to…

…Amazing Natural Art like the changing of leaves

 

Hello to…

…Visiting the pumpkin patch. (Which I did here)

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Hello…

…to cold weather coats, hats, and gloves…

 

…scarves, boots, and tights…

 

 

Hello to…

…cool nights curled up with hot cider by the blazing fireplace.

WHOA…scratch all that!

Did you know about Apple Cider Floats? How I have never heard of this?

 

I was going to ask some sort of deep question about autumn inspiration, but my brain is now preoccupied with the thoughts of Apple Cider Floats. Let’s just promise to get philosophical some other day.

I’m Feeling Inspired – Halloween Edition

Mummy Drink Boxes

I wish I still drank out of drink boxes, or that I had kids that needed these. Would it be weird if I made a few of these and gave them to my neighbors kids. Yeah, that would be weird. I don’t want to become the weird drink box lady.

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Pumpkin Drilling

This is how I would carve my pumpkins if I was carving any this year. It just seem so fun to attack the gourd with a drill.

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Halloween Inspired Door

I think this is stunning. That is all.

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Children’s Halloween Costumes

I had some pretty sweet Halloween costumes when I was a kid. I specifically remember being a clown, witch, genie, and mouse. Several years I had two costumes, one for trick or treating and one for school functions. I grew up in a private school and some costumes were strictly forbidden. So on those years I would be a witch/genie at home, but would wear something else to school. One year, I just wore all my favorite things and called it a costume. I think I called it a fairy costume, but really it was just a flowy skirt with high heeled white boots.

…and for your viewing pleasure, the three cutest kids costumes I’ve ever seen.

Adorable! If I was that little girl, I’d try to let my mom wear it year round.

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This one too. I love the skirt and probably would have worn it all the time.

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I CANNOT stop smiling at this little shark. Cutest thing EVER!

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Seriously adorable!

I’m Feeling Inspired…Goodbye Summer

Goodbye…

…to refreshing summer drinks in the backyard by the kiddie pool, under an umbrella…

Gin, Tonic with Cucumber

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Goodbye…

…to secret passages leading to secret, stunning beaches…

Secret Pathway to Beach Water

 

Goodbye…

…to the need for Aloe Vera Ice Cubes melting on scorched skin…

Aloe Vera Ice Cubes

 

Goodbye…

…to backyard BBQs and laughing with friends by candlelight in the warm summer evenings…

Wine Bottle Oil Lamps

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Goodbye…

…Summer Love (and any leftover Spring Flings)…

Summer LOVE

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Goodbye…

…to relaxing in a hammock or chaise with a good book…

Oval Outdoor Lounge

 

Goodbye…

…to weather so hot that I sometimes wished I lived here…(I won’t miss your 100 degree temperatures all that much)

Alaska

 

Goodbye Summer…

…It’s been fun, but I’m looking forward to Autumn.

Jumping off a dock in sunset

 

What was your favorite thing you did this past summer?