DIY Birthday Gift - A String Wall Art Name

4 Hours
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.
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!
Isn't it cute for the kids's 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 (

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  • Carol Conner VanScoter Carol Conner VanScoter on Mar 25, 2020

    I LOVE THIS! Can you please give me an idea of how many nails you needed for your sign? Sizes of nails? I'm sure I would underestimate. Can you explain what you mean by gradient thread? Is this embroidery floss? Other? Thank you in advance.

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