Nail String Art
A very good Friday to you all.
I don't know about you, but this week has been crazy busy. We're in the process of buying a house and there's so much to do. I'm very grateful that I've adopted the bullet journal system because I would go insane without it. But more on the house and other bullet journal fun-ness later.
If you've been to a craft fair recently or even logged on to Pinterest, you've probably noticed these unique art pieces. Now I'm sure that they're just a fad like macrame planters were, but for now they're pretty cool. And not as daunting as they may seem.
You'll need some wood. It can be something you find at the hardware store, a scrap piece laying in your garage, or even some drift wood you found on the beach. Nails and a hammer. Any size will work, but think about how you want your final project to look. Giant nails on a tiny piece of wood may not look that great. And some string. You can also use any type of string. This all comes back to your personal preference. You can also paint your wood if you would like, but I suggest painting before you start hammering.
Next draw out the pattern of what you're wanting to nail. I wanted to keep everything pretty tight so I placed the nails close together for this project. *Helpful tip: Use tweezers or pliers to hold the nails in place when you're hammering. Save those phalanges!* Go along the outline until it's complete. I added a little heart over Northwest Arkansas because that's where I live and love.
Next comes the stringing. Tie one end of your string to a nail and then go to town. You don't have to go in a certain pattern if you don't want. There are other nail string art pieces out there that have a bit more structure to them, but I chose to go with something a little crazy with mine. After I was satisfied with the amount of string that was on my board I tied it off and added a bit of red to the heart section. Slap a picture bracket on that thing and you are good to go.
Voila! You just made a unique wall piece for yourself or a gift for a loved one. You're hands may be super tired, but your eyes will be so pleased. What are some fun nail string art pieces that you're seen? Let me know in the comment section below.