For our Michaels Makers December challenge, we were asked to create a Holiday Hack hostess gift. We completely fell in love with the gorgeous monogram ornaments over at Anthropologie and decided to make our own hack version using basic materials we found at Michaels. Super simple and fun to make, this is a great way to add a personal, homemade touch to a pretty bouquet, Christmas plants or wreaths, beverage bottles and other traditional hostess gifts. They also make great gifts for the kiddos, teachers or for decorating your home for the festivities! Using craft supplies in the list below you can make one of these yarn covered monogram in less than an hour. Begin with a raw wood letter and screw a little eye screw into the top so that you will be able to hang your yarn covered letters. Start at the back of the letter and begin to wrap the yarn round and round the wood, gluing spots down now and then to keep the yarn in place. To finish the letter with a Christmas touch, glue or sew little jingle bells in two sized over the letter. Add a matching twine loop to the top and they are ready to add to your hostess gift. The multi-colored yarn (teal version) works really well for this project but you can also use several colors of yarn intertwined (red and gray versions) to create a similar look. You can see our step-by-step tutorial for this project below.
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Check out the other four holiday hack topics and the unique ideas all of the makers came up with on Michaels’ blog, The Glue String.