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String Art

 Week three of my wall project took me to into Hubby’s turf…Home Depot.
 
This is a project that I’ve been wanting to do for a while.  Turns out, it’s a pretty easy project!  I can see myself making more of them.
 
I started with a wood board that I purchased from Hobby Lobby, a store much more up my alley.
But can I say, whoever thought it would be a good idea to put a sticker on the front of a board meant to be decorated needs a good poke in the eye. So irritating.

 

I put a coat of stain on the board and a few lines showed up. My mom later informed me that a good sanding before I stained it would have prevented those lines.  Lesson learned.

 

Next, I drew out my guide lines.  Like my stencil?  I drew my “F” free hand.

 

Then I started adding nails. I used 1″ nails with a decent sized head.
I tried to keep them spaced fairly evenly.  About a 1/2″ apart.
 

 

Can we all agree that I will never be responsible for nailing anything important?
Cause I am awful at it!   I don’t think there’s a single straight nail in the board.

 

Next, I took my string and started wrapping. I did a lap around the outlines first. This process was pretty easy. Almost relaxing!  Play around with it. Find what pattern works best for you.
 

 

I did one last trip around the outlines.  Tie off the ends and you’re done!  Nothing to it!

If my nails would have been straight the edges would have been better,
but I still think it looks pretty cool!

 

 

The collection of stuff for the wall is starting to fill up!  I’m half way through with my projects.
Next week I’m upcycling something I’m sure every mom has in her house.

 

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Naturally Racheal

Friday 6th of February 2015

This turned out great! I may attempt lol but we'll see

Ai LTM

Friday 30th of January 2015

Wow! You did a great job! I can see how a project like this can be relaxing.

Tricia Goodmama

Thursday 29th of January 2015

Very cute! I like how easy it looks to make. I know I would have a tough time keep the nails straight though! haha