Hi y'all! Today is World Autism Awareness Day! :) I am very excited to say that our
|Don't mind the late-night blurry Cell picture, please! (P.S. Isn't he my Mini-me?!)|
Anyway, back to my latest project for the boys' Nautical Room Redo!
I knew I wanted to create something one of a kind. I had seen some heart and Valentine's Day string art floating around Pinterest back in February, so I began looking for something similar just nautical themed. Here is how I created this fun new take on a retro form of art.
-Baker's Twine or jute/string
-Wooden board (I used some leftover wood from some shelving that I made for my cabinets)
-DecoArt's Americana Acrylic Paint in Navy Blue and Primary Red
-1" RingShank Panel Board Nails
I followed the instructions and printed out the .PDF pattern over at String Art Fun to make my sail boat. I simply placed the paper over the painted wood and scored the dots with a nail to serve as a guide. Then I went back and nailed each nail into each scored hole. I left just about 1/4 of an inch raised from the wood to allow for dimension and easy stringing. Instead of using string, I used Baker's Twine in Red, Navy Blue and Light Blue.
|Dark Picture because it was raining out. =/|
I had a blast making this! Just remember to pull the string tightly during each connection or it will fall apart towards the end. (Don't ask me how I know this...)
What do y'all think!?
I was thinking it should say something like "Come sail away with me", in white letters.
Either way, this was one of my favorite projects thus far for the boys' room redo!
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