Ok, so I know you have been seeing string art like EVERYWHERE. But who cares, don’t you just adore it! It is just so darn fun to make. Best part, this project helps you lower your stress level! I mean, have you ever spent 20 minutes just hammering shit into shit? Very tranquil!! Not to mention a great arm workout! Bonus!
I really think I am addicted to this project. I have
stole borrowed my daughters string from her friendship bracelet making supplies and even purchased new colors. The only problem is that I will run out of wall space before I finish all of the projects I want to make.
Anyway with Valentines day right around the corner I thought this would be a great project to make. Its simple, fun, and you could quite possibly have all of the supplies you need at home already! Score!
All you need for this project is a piece of wood (if you don’t have a stock pile of wood, no worries just grab a trusty old sledge hammer and start some remodeling! MUAHAHAHA), some string or bakers twine, nails, and a hammer.
Make sure you check the bottom of the post for a chance to win this and 2 other awesome products!!
As you can see here I was going to do antlers in mint green string but then at the last minute changed to the heart. Ya, I am easily distracted and can never make up my mind but the antlers are going to be a project for my home!! You can print out an image (to trace it) or hand draw what you want. I REFUSE to nail directly onto the paper again, you can read about my epic fail below!
Now comes the fun part! Lay down your image and tape it in place. Then DO NOT NAIL ON TOP OF THE PAPER…KEEP READING. After you have an outline start hammering the nails in about 1/2 inch apart.
TIP: If you don’t have nails (I used these nails but in brown) and are like me and to impatient to wait, you can always use screws and screw them in!
Look at that nightmare! I should of thought this through a little better, but ripping that paper off of the nails left bright white paper around each nail! I tried so hard to cut all of it off with a razor blade but you could still see it. Ba Hum Bug! From now on I will print an image and trace it or just hand draw it! Learn from my mistakes people!
Alright lets get back to it. Pick your favorite nail (not really) and tie your string to it leaving a little tail remaining. Then just go crazy and wrap your string around the nails. I did mine in a pretty pattern but you can go cray cray and have fun with it. Either way they turn out amazing! Just end your string on the same nail you started with. Tie the ends together and cut. I placed a dab of glue over the knot so it did not come undone.
GLITTER TIME! The glitter I used is called glass glitter. You can buy some here!! I adore this stuff, just be careful with it!
I think this is pretty self explanatory from the photos..but I do want to lay some awesome knowledge on you! See that elmers glue bottle. Looks can be deceiving!
A while back I was working on another project that required detailed spots of glue. If you use mod podge like I do you know that when you have a giant container getting the glue in detailed lines is a challenge. So I looked around my house pondering ways to get the glue to go on precisely how I needed it to..BA BAM!
I found an almost empty bottle of elmers. Rinsed it out and carefully proceed to add mod podge with a little water to thin it down just a tad. Don’t add to much water or it will be to runny and your arrow will turn into a blob.
I just blew your mind! You can thank me in the comments below! ;)
NOW on to a really fun part! Want to win this Heart and Arrow? (well one without tiny pieces of paper around the nails hehe) OF COURSE YOU DO! Plus Sharon from Her Organized Chaos and Christie from Sparkles of Sunshine have some fun goodies to giveaway too!!
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