String Art Flag!


I made a string art flag on pallet wood last year for a party we hosted (A Vintage Parade and Picnic). The precess was easy but took a little time...I love the muted colors and had to dye the string to get exactly what I wanted...
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The flag hung over our waterfall for the party...
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And then we put it over the fireplace opening during the summer months...
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Besides putting together pallet wood to make a back drop, all you need is :
*Cotton String *Food Color *Small Nails *Masking Tape (I got all of these things at the grocery store!)
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Tape off your flag...
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Use food color to dye your string ...the longer you soak the string the darker it gets...
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Use a ruler to know exactly where to hammer the nails in...I added nails every couple of inches...
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Knot the end of your string around a nail and then criss-cross the string between all your nails in each row...
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As you add each row, remover masking tape...
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Add stars and your done!
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This project is really worth every bit of time it took...it's a real WOW piece and I love it! More details on the blog...
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  • Betty
    on Feb 23, 2019

    Beautiful. How many times did you go back & forth to cover nails?

  • Betty
    on Feb 23, 2019

    What were your measurements ?? How many times did you go back & forth

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