April 17, 2012

Anthropologie Inspired, Fabric-Wrapped Letter {Tutorial}




A couple weeks ago I shared my laundry room makeover with you and today I'm showing you an easy tutorial for the fabric-wrapped {Anthropologie inspired!} H from my W-A-S-H gallery wall. And, apparently Anthro no longer sell their fabric letters, because I can't seem to find an original picture to show you. But, gracious me, I sure found a lot of other knockoffs. So, if you hate my tutorial, do a little google search and you're sure to find one to suit your fancy ;)

Okay, let's get to it, shall we??


My letter was simple and without batting. Because, I had a lot of other projects on my to-do list that week and simple was key. But, feel free to work in some polyfil if you want. I don't mind. 

1) Start with a cardboard letter (I got my H from Hobby Lobby). Trace the letter onto thin cardboard or poster board. This will be your letter front. 2)Take your cardboard H and set one leg on a scrap of fabric. Mark any areas that you won't be able to wrap. 3)Cut a notch in the area that you just marked. 4) wrap the fabric around the letter and hot glue to the letter FACE (you'll cover all the mess with your cardboard cut-out!) 5)/6)Clean up any exposed ends by folding a scrap of fabric and gluing over the seams. 7)Repeat this process with the opposite leg and then wrap a third fabric over the cross bar. 8)/9)Glue the ends down to the front of the letter. 10)Take your cardboard letter and lay it on the underside of a scrap of fabric and cut a 1/2 inch border around the entire letter, angling the cuts at the corners. 11)Wrap the 1/2 edge over the letter and glue in place. Flip your letter-face over and attach it to the front of the letter. 


I love the way my 3-D letter looks on my gallery wall. And, notice I chose to do this project with the H and not the S. Yep, I'm smart like that. That S would have been tricky!


To see all the fun details of my laundry room makeover, click here. It's bright and cheerful because, don't I deserve a little cheer during all those hours spent laundering things?

Yep, I thought so too.



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20 comments:

  1. Great tutorial and your finished project is so pretty. Megan

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  2. So cute! Makes doing the laundry a happy time!

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  3. I love how your tutorial has all the pictures together, with the numbered instructions. Super easy to follow along!

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  4. CUTE! Cute! CUTE! I L.O.V.E it! Excited about the party, too!!! I {heart} My Sister's Suitcase!!! Off to check it out! XO, Aimee

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  5. So cute and I love that you kept it simple!

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  6. Absolutely adorable Emily! What a precious wall you have created!! ;)

    Bonnie @ uncommon
    www.uncommondesignsonline.com

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  7. Love how you did different treatments for each letter. Looks great!

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  8. I love your H. I'm going to have to pin it! Definitely on the list to make. I've nominated you for the Versatile Blog Award. Come by my blog to check out the details. http://www.lovebugliving.com/2012/04/versatile-blog-award.html Congrats!
    Melissa

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  9. What a great tutorial Emily!!! The letters look FAB!

    Thanks so much for sharing at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

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  10. LOVE this!!! Might just have to make one :)

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  11. DARLING!! Hope you can link this up to my turquoise lovin' party!! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com

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  12. Great tutorial!! I have some letters that I was contemplating on how to decorate them exactly... fabric, scrapbook paper, yarn, etc. I'm loving this idea so I think I'll have to give it a shot! I just hope I can make mine look as nice and neat as yours:D Thanks for sharing your tutorial!

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  13. Love your project!!!
    I currently have a Craft, Create and Inspire linky party going on, i would love you to stop by and link up this project...
    http://polkadot-pretties.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/you-inspire-linky-party_21.html

    Claire x

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  14. This is a great project! Would you consider linking it up to my Pinworthy Projects Linky Party over at Just Us Four?

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  17. Oh Emily, keep it up dear.. You are saving me money by all these DIY projects specially ones from Anthropologie. I am doing my new home these days and will be following your steps.I am so new to this stuff..

    Do come for laughs on my Anthro story @ my post http://couleurzncollection.blogspot.ca/2012/04/how-i-found-anthropologie-winter-dress.html

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  18. Love this idea! Featuring you today on Favorite Pins Friday!! http://www.waittilyourfathergetshome.com/2012/06/01/favorite-pins-friday-3/

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