So, I decided to tweak the idea a bit to use alphabet letters and twine. I think this might be something that can ride on through the summer. I used these letters. They were $1 apiece:
Using a glue gun, I attached the twine and started wrapping. You have to be a little careful going around the curves so the twine doesn't bunch too much on the inside of the curves.
J and C were pretty easy.....F was not bad and A was a real you-know-what! However, it only took about 5-10 minutes for each one and it was pretty cheap!
Next up....we've got letters.....on the mantel.