When I saw this project outside, on a table, overlooking the sand and water I couldn't wait to get started.
To make this we placed a piece of paper with the image printed on it on top of the wood, hammered nails around the outside of the image, then pulled the paper off the nails. Then we wound string around, and around, and around until we were satisfied.
Tip: wind the string clockwise around the nails so that the string is on the outside of the nail when you are just going around the outside.
When I hung the string art on the wall it looked a little lonely all by itself though. I came across a fun card from the conference that said 'believe in yourself' and decided I should pop that in a frame and hang that too. I have wanted to put inspirational words into each of the kids bedrooms, and this is a great starting piece.
The only problem was that I didn't have any frames that were the right color or size. I found one old broken frame in the garage. Unfortunately the frame around the wood was completely broken and the entire back was missing. A little paint, eye screws and twine fixed that problem though.
This post linked to: