Pinterest-Inspired Nursery Decor
Pinterest-Inspired Nursery Decor

After hours of pinning and dreaming of what my daughter’s nursery would look like, I finally decided to tackle one of my favorite Pinterest posts: yarn-wrapped letters from a blog by Ciao Mama found at The flowers were also inspired by a Pinterest post that linked to


The task seemed simple enough: Wrap yarn around cardboard letters and then make flowers out of fabric or ribbon to glue on said letters. However, it cost more money and time than I anticipated (about $40 for three spools of yarn, hot glue gun and sticks, letters and ribbon). But after hours of work, and a few hot-glue burns, they turned out beautifully.

  • Yarn
  • Scissors
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Hot Glue Sticks
  • Cardboard (or Wooden) Letters
  • 2” Wide Ribbon or Strip of Fabric
Pinspiration S
Yarn-Wrapping Directions
  1. Choose a starting point on the back of the letter near an edge to put a drop of hot glue.
  2. Once that is dry, start wrapping your yarn around the letter. I’d recommend starting with the most horizontal or vertical surface before moving on to the harder-to-cover areas like the curve of an “S” or top of an “M.”
  3. When you’re done with one direction, start with a fresh piece of yarn for the next direction, making sure to glue the last bit of yarn to the back of the letter.
  4. On the difficult spots, trial and error was the easiest way for me to find what would work best for that particular letter. Any mess-ups can be easily fixed by unwrapping and starting again on that section (which is why I started a new yarn string often).
  5. If any holes were left or cardboard was showing through, I cut a smaller piece of yarn to wrap around just that area and glued it in place.
  6. Measure and cut the ribbon you will use to hang the letters and glue both ends to the back of the letter. For letters like “H,” which has a large space in the middle, I glued a piece of yarn across the top and through the ribbon to hold it in place. Otherwise, it will likely flip forward and look out of place.
Rosette-Making Directions
  1. Fold the ribbon or strip of fabric in half and tie a knot at the starting end.
  2. Glue down the tail to the knot and begin to wrap the ribbon around the knot, making sure to put a dot of hot glue down at different sections to ensure a secure hold. (Hot-glue tip: Put your glue near the bottom of the rosette to make sure it doesn’t look sloppy on top.)
  3. Remember, the longer the fabric or ribbon, the bigger the flower.
  4. An optional finish to the rosette would be to glue a circular piece of fabric on the back to help affix it to the letter, but it isn’t necessary. With a few balls of glue on the back of the flower, I was able to easily fasten it to the letter.


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