-Cardboard: just enough to make however many letters is in the name or word you are doing
- Yarn- one roll of yarn should be plenty, but it depends on the size of the letters and again how many letters you're doing
-Letter stencils of your choice
So the first thing I did was make a trip to my nearest craft store. I needed to find some stencils in the size and font I liked most. I then made my way over to the yarn section and tried to match the color to his room. Once I got home I cut up a cardboard box to look like this:
Once the cardboard was ready, I opened my stencils and punched out the letter I'd need for Gavin's name. Then I laid them out to fit the cardboard and simply traced them.
I played around with the lettering on the cardboard a little bit to get it to look just as I wanted. Once they were all traced out, I cut them out. This can be a little challenging depending on the thickness of the cardboard and the shape of your letters.
** One thing I will say is doing bigger letters with thicker cardboard is easier. I did small 5" letters with the thin cardboard and it did provide more of a challenge. It all depends on you and what type of space you are working with. **