Last week we were invited to a birthday party and we always try to make a DIY birthday gift ourselves. I know, it’s easy to just buy something but we love to give something you can’t buy at any shop, and that it is done with all of our love for that person.
As we still had plenty of scrap wood from our last trip to our favorite “dumpster” we decided to use some. A few days ago I tidied up my craft room and found I had zillions of head nails, most of them came from my mother in law house together with some other treasures, like this old pictures. So it was time to declutter and make something cool for the girls’ friend! And is there something cooler that a string wall art?
We started with this plain and boring piece of wood.
Miss A painted it in some shade of gray and white
I printed the lettering on two sheets of paper.
It was Miss S turn to begin nailing
Then we realized something: it is better to nail on paralel than doing one side first and then the other… It is quite difficult to make the inside when you have a full row outside.
When we had all the head nails on place, it was time to remove the paper. You can help yourself with a tweezer for the difficult areas.
We chose a gradient thread, and did the outlines first. Then the girls took turns and zig zag the thread through all the nails.
When it was done, we thought it was missing something and decided to add a solid green thread to outline it.
Love how it looks now!
I have to tell that it was a success! When he opened it all the parent were like wow, this is so cool!! My daughters were really excited about the compliments and really happy Felix liked it too.
Isn’t it cute for the kids’ bedroom? No need to buy expensive things or toys that will remain forgot at the end of a drawer, do you agree? Or maybe is just I am in love with string wall art in general… Anyway, if you liked this you may want to check some other projects or another string art gift I made.
Have a great weekend!
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