I hadn’t actually intended to make this into a DIY, but when I saw on Instagram that Anthropologie had a holiday gift wrapping contest, I decided I just had to enter. If you’ve been reading for awhile, you know my obsession for all things Anthropologie. Although I didn’t win (hashtag sad face), I’m still pretty happy with the way my entry turned out, so I thought I’d share.
Since I’d already made these playful birch holiday gift tags with more traditional holiday colors, I decided I wanted to do something a little softer + more romantical (totally a word). I’d seen this fluffy pale pink and white yarn by Knot & Bo while walking around Paper Source, so I decided to swoop some up and bring my idea to life. After a little trial and error, I’m happy to report this little DIY turned out pretty close to what I’d envisioned. While it may look slightly intimidating, it’s actually super easy. I may be biased, but I think you should give it a try. And if you’re one of those super productive people who already has your presents wrapped and under the tree (definitely not me), might I suggest you bookmark this. Maybe put it to good use when you gift that friend/family member/special someone on Valentine’s Day?
Yarn Lettered Holiday Gift Wrap
Small Paint Brush
Yarn (sold out, similar here)
Lightly sketch your word directly onto the wrapping paper.
Working in sections, brush a thin line of Mod Podge over each letter.
Gently place the yarn over the glue to adhere.
Continue until you’ve covered the entire word with yarn.
Working in sections is key (otherwise the glue will dry up on you).
Pressing the yarn gently into the glue will help keep it’s ‘fluffy’ appearance.
Let me know if you end up making your own yarn lettered gift wrap. I’d love to see what you come up with!