Who loves a cute twine/jute letter? I know I certainly do! I remember seeing one on Etsy for sale and the seller was asking $30. I couldn’t believe that! I mean are they are darling but I did the math and figured I could make one for $11 ($1.99- wooden letter from hobby lobby, $5.99- jute from Hobby Lobby with a 40% off coupon, and $2.99-ribbon) plus my time. So I decided to give it a try.
Since my first letter, a “V” (for our last name) I’ve made one for my parents, my in-laws and a few friends. They make great house warming gifts, birthday presents, or “just because” gifts. These are so simple and easy to make the biggest issue is just that they do take some time. But hey, I just turn on some music or the latest episode of Real Housewives and I’m good to go.
I’ve put together a “how to” on making a twine/jute letter- so grab some jute and hot glue gun and get to work :)
- Wooden Letter
- Jute or twine
- Hot glue gun
- Starting at the top of your letter use your hot glue gun to make a straight line of glue then press a line of jute on top of it. Turn your letter over and do the same on the backside.
- You will do this over and over again, squeeze a line of hot glue down then place the jute on top of it. There’s no need to cut the jute just keep wrapping it around the letter.
- To wrap the left side of the “D” I did cut the jute (creating a new starting point) and wrapped (from top to bottom) that entire column. You really only need to glue the top piece (front and back side of the “D”) of jute and if you wrap the jute tightly around the column then there is no need to glue each line. Once you reach the bottom of the column cut your jute and glue that piece to your letter.
- Do the same for the right side of the “D”
- For the bottom portion of the “D” I did the same thing I did in step one for the top of the “D”
- At the very top portion you will still be able to see the wooden letter so I like to cut the jute to size and hot glue a couple of pieces on so the wooden part isn’t showing
- Add some ribbon (to hang letter) and if you’d like- flowers, bows, etc. and you have yourself a twine letter!