I’m still working in the office. I’d love to get it all done in one fell swoop, but that never happens. I’m finally starting to be ok with it evolving over time. That’s real life, isn’t it?
But did I say I am making progress? And this project is one of my favorites! There are a gazillion string art tutorials all over the internet, so I thought I’d give you a few tips in a video. Do you like video tutorials? I’m a visual learner, so I love them like a heart-shaped coffee filter wreath.
The video isn’t a complete tutorial, so let me show you what to do before you string it.
Print out your template to the size you want it.
Grab some nails… just make sure they aren’t coated with oil. I can honestly say I’ve never washed nails before. Here’s my post on Instagram:
Once your nails are all clean, oy vey…
Hammer them into your plywood around the outline of your letters.
So, here, I nailed directly through the paper. Not the biggest mistake in the world, because I was able to get it out. But I would HIGHLY recommend cutting your letters out and tracing around them instead.
Unless you have the patience of Job. Apparently, I do because I literally took the time to get ALL of this stuck paper off the nails.
I think I should get some sort of blogging/crafting medal. And a big plate of Chocolate Heart Pancakes.
Now it’s time to string.
Here’s how I did it:
Here are some gorgeous photos of the same thing in the video.
At the end, I add a dot of glue. That’s not in the video. Oops.
Here she is all finished up.
What do you think?
Do you think it was worth spending fifteen and a half hours pulling out all those bits of blue paper?
Yeah. Me, too.