Monday, February 6, 2012

DIY Pallet string Art

I have a really fun project to share with you today. This has actually taken me about 2 weeks to actually finish but its really easy. 

Here is what you need

-a pallet
-tiny nails
-string
-pliers
-hammer

Now you can draw anything onto your pallet or write anything. I decided the state of Florida would look cool so that is what I went with. 

I had my husband dismantle the pallet and then attach all the boards so they were close together.


Then he attached it to my wall


Next I had my dad draw Florida on it with chalk....{I guess I haven't done much so far but point fingers!}
At this stage you can make a heart, write the word "Love" or anything you want.

Then I took my tiny nails and some pliers and started nailing all the way around the chalk line leaving a little bit still sticking out. {Hold the tiny nails with the pliers... then you won't smash your fingers!}. This took a looooong time!


Then get your colored string and start by making a knot around one nail and then start wrapping randomly around each nail.

this is the string I used



Be prepared that this will take forever! Especially if you have little ones running around! When you get done with one line of string just tie it off and start a new one.

Here is my finished product.


Hope you like it and it gives you something to do with that old pallet!

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10 comments:

Amy Boatright said...

Katie that is so cute.I love it.

J and A said...

I love it!!!! Awesome! We have a pallet now I want to make it! :)

Stephanie said...

Oh wow, that's so cool! I love it!

~Stephanie

Erin said...

this is incredible! :)

Jennifer said...

That's really neat Katie!

Mary said...

Very cute!! love this idea i might make one but maybe a little smaller.

Ashley Marie said...

Such a good idea! I love it!

JENNY K. said...

I love this and just may have to recreate something similar for my sons room. We actually picked up a pallet when visiting the beach last summer. It was thrown in the bushes. It's been in my garage waiting for the perfect project. Thanks for the inspiration. Visiting from TT&J.

Miriam@BeBookBound said...

That's awesome. Might have to do one with our home state :) Thanks!

Sunny Vanilla said...

What an awesome idea! I found you over at tatertots and jello and the state of florida caught my attention. I'm a Florida girl too :-)

Consider me your newest follower!!!

I hope you can check me out too and send some FLA lovin' my way ;-)

Take care,
Jen

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