- a wooden board, pine or similar, at least 1/2" thick
- paint and a paintbrush
- nails, at least 3/4" long, and a hammer
- embroidery floss
- tracing or computer paper
1. Paint the board with whatever color you'd like. I chose a magenta purple to accentuate the orange string later. Make sure the paint is dry before you proceed.
2. On your thin paper, draw an outline of what you'd like to create. Make sure it is a recognizable silhouette, so your final product will be easily identified.
3. Lay the paper down on the board, and using one of your nails, make holes along the outline, just hard enough so that they are visible when you pull the paper away. I ended up putting the holes too close together, but doing it this way means that you can put the final nails at any sport, and the string above will cover up any extra holes.
This was just my first one, but there are all sorts of creative nail-string projects out there, I'm sure I'll find another that inspires me later on. Thanks for following along, and again be sure sure to check out my Storenvy page for $6 prints.