For my friend Pilar’s baby shower I attempted to make the yarned letters that I have seen all over Pinterest. I really do think they are super cute, but I had the hardest time making them. It wasn’t really hard or tedious really, it was just awkward. I don’t know if that makes sense or not, but I had the most difficult time getting the yarn all lined up; instead of having the sophisticated look I was going for, it was more shabby chic. lol
Here are my finished letters. You see how the yarn is a little messy around the corners? I was not going for that messy look, so if you have any tips for me, that would be greatly appreciated!The next thing I made for the shower was cupcake toppers. Let me first start by saying, that I do not recommend doing this by hand. I don’t know what I was thinking lol If you have a Cricut machine or a hole punch, please don’t torture yourself by doing it my way ;-) I didn’t want to buy something because I was convinced I could make these by hand. Oh me! hahahahaha Sometimes I’m way too ambitious!
I started cutting out circles out of cardstock: one small circle in light blue, and 2 larger circles in dark blue for each cupcake. By the way, there were 48 cupcakes, so that’s a total of 144 perfect little circles……wamp wamp! The circles were all lop-sided and pretty tacky looking. I quickly changed to squares because I could even them out better.
I put 2 dark blue squares together with a toothpick between them and glued them with a hot glue gun.
While the dark blue squares with the toothpick were drying, I stamped ‘A’, ‘B’, or ‘C’ on the light blue squares.Once the ink was dried I glued the light blue squares to one side of the dark blue squares. Then the toppers were ready to be stuck into the cupcakes.
If you don’t purchase something to help you make these, go with the squares; they are SO much easier than circles!
Both of these crafts were a challenge to me. Even though serving others is a spiritual gift of mine, it still requires me to pray for strength and patience. (Psalm 18:1 “I love you, Lord, my strength”)