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And now, onto the first crafting post of 2011!!!!

I love a handmade gift. I made this recently and thought you may want to make one.  It is really easy and can be made in any color you might like.

Yarn + Canvas = Art
I painted the canvas first with my decor art paints…baby blue
I goggled the letter I needed….”D” stencil…a bunch of images come up that you can print.

Print it in 300% enlargement. It will be on several pieces of paper. Tape them together and cut out the stencil.

I first painted the canvas a blue color with some bottled acrylic paint. Then lay your stencil on top and trace around it.

Using permanent fabric glue, put a bead of glue around the outline of your stencil.
I used a yellow textured yarn that was on the thicker size….it is a bit wavy and I liked that…
Start by outlining the entire letter with the yarn…

Allow this to dry so that your letter will have this outline when you go to fill in with the rest of the yarn.
Use hot glue to attach the remaining yarn to the canvas. Just start in a corner and go with the lines of the letter. Keep going following along the curves of the letter until you have it filled in with yarn.
Interesting art that is personalized and ready to give as a gift!
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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes...all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha's Circle of trusted bloggers.

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  1. Black and White {Side by Side}

    Love this!!! Great work!

  2. it looks very cool! good job :)

  3. Super cute!

  4. What a great idea! I love it! I think I am going to do this in my bedroom! Thank you so much for linking up, I am so excited to try this!
    Made my day!

  5. this is awesome! well done

  6. I love this idea..Thanks for sharing..Also I am new to your blog and am loving it..

  7. This is a great idea!! And Homespun is my favorite yarn; I have it in almost every color. lol. :)

    I'd love it if you linked this up to my linky party! :)

  8. This is amazing! I'm going to my craft store right now to make my own! Thanks!

    I'd love for you to check out my blog too:


  9. the cape on the corner

    that looks awesome! great idea, and at first i thought it was a strand of beads. which could work, too.

  10. Nice choice of font & colour & the yarn looks almost like rope, very well done.

  11. I love your yarn monogram art! Thanks for sharing it with us and Happy 2011!

  12. I love the texture! I'm always looking for easy wall art and this is great!


  13. This is such a cute idea! I love the color combo you used!

  14. That's so cute. Funny thing is I'm also working on a canvas monogram "D" but with buttons!

  15. Amy of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie

    The textured yarn is perfect for this project!

  16. this is very cool, I just love it!

  17. So creative! I love anything monogrammed and this is so pretty! Great job!


  18. Awesome-who can pass up a monogrammed piece.


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