Back in the day when we were still expecting and the name was top secret, I did very well at keeping my mouth shut. It came as quite the shock, then, when my coworkers were asking me questions about the nursery room that I almost let a *big* hint slip. You see, while my lips were sealed, I forgot that hands can speak, too [particularly mine - watch out when I tell a story]!
Descriptions of curtains, shelving, and wall decor were willingly shared, hands flailing as I described this and that. Excitedly, I described how I wanted to create a monogram to hang on the wall - and that's when I almost slipped. Just as my index finger flew into the air and started to swing in a C-shaped flourish, I caught myself with wide eyes [meaning I had to explain what I had almost done]. Fortunately, they weren't able to gather the letter I almost drew for them, so the name remained a secret. Phew.
This was a super easy DIY project, and it was created entirely of items I found around the house. It's quick, too, so totally doable while the baby naps. Win.
Step 1: Sketch your letter on Styrofoam. You could print the letter really large in a font you like, but in the interest of time, I drew freehand.
Step 2: Use a knife to cut out along your lines.
Step 3: If you're re-purposing packaging Styrofoam, cut off dramatic outcroppings.
Step 5: Wrap it up! First wrap a base layer where the yarn is wrapped basically in line. You can stop there, of course, but it felt a little mummy-ish to me, so I added more texture with yarn wrapped in a crisscross fashion.
Step 6: Grab some ribbon you have lying in your craft drawer and hang that stylish monogram on the wall!