Hi friends! I’m counting down the days until I am officially on Summer vacation. I have a list of projects that I want to complete before long so that I can sit back, relax, and enjoy the fruits of my … Continue reading
For Father’s Day, I created a wood burned USA road trip map for my husband. We have been on many road trips as a family. From short day trips, to days long driving with many overnight stops, we love to … Continue reading
Chris Wallace for Walnut Hollow Have you ever tried String Art? Or, I guess I should call it Yarn Art. This was my first attempt! I wasn’t quite sure how to go about doing this type of Art, so I spent a little time looking around the internet to see some ideas. After that, I gathered my supplies and was ready to go. I wanted to add some color to the Rustic Pallet piece (I used the Rustic Pallet 11 1/2″ x 11″), but didn’t want it to be a solid color. First, I dry-brushed the slats with DecoArt Americana Poodleskirt Pink. After the Pink was dry, I dry-brushed the slats with Light Buttermilk. I folded a piece of copy paper in half and traced ½ heart pattern, then cut it out with scissors and opened the paper for “whole” heart. I used a tape runner to add a little adhesive on the back of the heart and positioned it on the dried Rustic Pallet. Using gold linoleum nails and a hammer, I secured 53 nails all around the paper heart shape. Once all the nails are in place, remove the paper heart. Next it was time to add the string/yarn. I used Lion Brand Fun Fur Red Yarn and it was lots more fun to use rather than plain yarn. Begin by securing the yarn with a knot on the bottom center. Working from top left down to bottom right, I strung the yarn back and forth until I had gone around the edges of the entire heart. Things got a little thick in the very center, but it also gave me a place to tie a knot at the end and hide a small piece of yarn at the end inside. I was happy with the end results – and it was easy! I liked the way it turned out using the Fun Fur Yarn. Have you tried String or Yarn Art? If so, send us photos – we’d love to see your artwork.