Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Diy State String Art

Happy Tuesday friends! Can you believe it's July first?! This year is flying by. I hope you all are having a wonderful week so far! My week of visiting family & friends in Indiana in the beginning of June turned into a full month of visiting & hanging out with them & I'm so lucky I've been able to spend time with them. I promise I haven't forgot about you all! I haven't really been doing any projects, but my lovely sister wanted me to make this diy for her, so I happily said yes & of course had to share it with you guys!




This diy was pretty easy to do, although it may look very intimidating. We scored this wood piece at Goodwill for a dollar. We cut out Indiana on her cricut, along with the heart & then I taped the Indiana cutout in the center of the wood piece & then hammered the 1 x 17 wire brads around the cutout. This actually went by pretty quickly once I got in the rhythm. 




After I hammered the wire brads around the Indiana cutout, I then pulled off the cutout & placed the heart down & did the same as I did for the Indiana cutout. Once that was all done, I used white string & just looped from one wire brad to the heart. You can use any technique to get a different look.


That's all there is to it! I'm so happy with the way it turned out & glad it didn't take as long as I thought it would. Most importantly, my sister loves it & that's all that matters to me really. What do you think of the state string art? Have you made something similar? I'd love to know! As always, thanks for stopping by!

10 comments:

  1. I love it!!! It does look complicated but once you explained the steps it doesn't seem so bad!! What a good sister you are! Pinned :)

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  2. I might have to make Texas for my husband's office because he sure loves his state. I made one of these in school when I was little and I'm wanting to try a little bit harder one this time :) Hey I want to invite you to join a Pinterest group board because I always love your DIY tutorials. Check it out here http://www.pinterest.com/deonnawade/i-heart-pinterest/

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  3. Oh my gosh I LOVE this Katelyn!! You are so talented, I am pinning this to make one for my neck of the woods- WA state :)

    xo, Tanya

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  4. This is really awesome ! :) Very talented. Def a DIY to try this Summer. :)
    Thank you
    xx

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  5. Out of curiosity.....does it matter where the heart is placed ??

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  6. I'm making the state of Indiana as well. Can you tell me what size wood you chose?

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  8. How and where did you tie and cut the string off?

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  9. Approx. how many nails did you use?

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