Hello and welcome back to October’s #12MonthsOfDIY brought to you by, ribbon. This month’s Instagram challenge was really a challenge for me, I had NO idea what I was going to do with ribbon… I mean, there is lots to do with it I just had zero ideas… then one day the magic of the internet struck and bam an idea! Well actually it was more of a knock off then an idea but, call this month’s project made!
This is the image I came across while flipping through Pinterest and I decided I’d give it a go…
Oh my our monthly challenges, I’ve been having such a blast this past 10 months, yikes 10 months already! We’ve made so many cool projects and I have developed so many wonderful friendships… I’m a bit of a sap but man I love these girls, SO. MUCH. TALENT! #12MonthsOfDIY in a nut shell, I join 11 amazing Canadian bloggers and we challeng ourselves every month with a new material. We ask all of our instagram followers to join in on the fun and then ask to see those creations with the same materials we used, fun right?! The projects we have shared have been just ahhhhhmazing! We feature one favourite at the end of each month with all of our Instagram followers and it’s been such a blast so far.
Tons of ideas, go ahead and have a peek!
And this month, ribbon…
I’m loving how my little string art turned out.. considering my love of feathers and barn board this new piece of art will fit right into my studio.
Items you will need:
1/8″ white ribbon (2 x 10 yd)
Line drawing of image you’d like to “string art”, in my case it was a feather (google line art feather)
Nails (panel nails 1 5/8″)
Glue gun and glue sticks
Sand paper (Palm sander or hand sand – for barn board)
Tung oil (for barn board)
Gold paint to highlight the nail heads
Steps to creating string art:
Find the image you’d like to use to make your string art (google search, images) – I then scaled the image to fit and printed it onto legal paper size 8.5″ x 14″.
Find the correct sized board to fit your printed image, clean and sand barn board (thanks Mr. Mans).
Place the image on the board – some tutorials say to tape your image down, I did not need to as the barn board was not slippery at all.
Start nailing… I spaced the nails by using my two fingers as a measurement.
Remove the paper once all of the nails are in place.
Tie the ribbon in a knot to the top nail and dot that knot with a tiny bit of hot glue to secure the knot.
Okay so this is where it gets tricky! I was trying to learn how to do this and was so focused that I didn’t take any photos during the process! Gasp, I am a horrible blogger! So, after you tie the top knot, wind the ribbon around each nail and follow the pattern and keep going until you are happy with how your pattern looks. Here is a YouTube video that may help show what that means.
Once I was done with the stringing process I wanted to highlight the nail heads, I very simply dipped my finger into some gold paint and dotted the tops of the nail heads with gold paint, ta da.
This is a simple art project but I’m so happy with how it turned out, I love the contrast of the white on the dark barn board.
Thank you so much for stopping in, I hope you’ve enjoyed this little art project?!
From the top left, they are: