DIY Wall Art | Home Decor Project

submitted by wkdennis on 08/13/15 1

This DIY Wall art will be perfect anywhere in the home, or even as a gift! _____________________________________________________ Things You'll Need: - Wood Plank (I used 11"x24" plank from Lowe's) - Wood Stain (Color used "walnut") - Picture Hangers (This can be found in your local department store) - Small Paint Brush - Regular Paint Brush - Scissor - Crochet Thread - Clear Garbage Bag (regular will work just fine!) - Nails (I believe mine are half inch nails) - Charcoal - White Paint - Artist/Painter's Tape - Hammer - Quote/Saying Printout - Sander Instructions: Create one large banner by folding the edges of the quote and then tape it together. Prep your work area by cutting the garbage bag and placing over your entire workstation BEFORE staining the wood. *make sure everything is covered because the color will stain!* Prep the wood by sanding in the direction of the grain, clean off the dust, and begin to stain! Apply a generous amount, and let the stain soak in for about 10 minutes, or whatever your direction says. Set to the side and allow it to dry for several hours. I was going to use a utility knife to cut out the words, and use the negative space as a template, but I felt that would've taken way too long! Instead, I traced the words on the back of the banner with a generous amount of charcoal. Next, place the banner on top of the wood, tape down with the painter's tape, then begin to trace with a graphite pencil. When you're finished tracing the quote (on the paper), re-trace the quote on the wood with the graphite. When you're done, gently wipe off the charcoal residue from the wood. You will be left with a light pencil outline. Cut the heart and tape it into place with the painter's tape. With the smallest paint brush you have, begin to paint the quote! This took me around 2 hours to complete. When the paint is dry, you can start to do the heart string art! Hammer in the nails, beginning at the bottom of the heart working your way around. I eyeballed about .25 inch between each nail. You can definitely use a ruler and measure if you prefer. When you're done, remove the paper heart and tie a double knot around the bottom needle with crochet thread. *DO NOT USE YARN!* It will fray and frizz and won't look as nice and clean as the crochet thread. Loop the thread around the heart then loop around random needles. There's no technique to this, but do keep pressing the thread down, toward the wood plank. When you're satisfied with the results, I recommend looping around the perimeter once more to secure the heart/thread in place. Tie a double knot, then cut off the excess. Add picture hanger strips to each corner and you're done! ____________________________________________ Let me know what you'd like to see next in the comments below :) ___________________________________________________ My Last Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7QllaG5s44 ___________________________________________________ Music by: Affinity - 1995 Rooftop Edit Check him out!! Youtube: www.youtube.com/user/AffinityDubstep SoundCloud: soundcloud.com/affinitydubstep

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