Inspired by Pinterest: Map Twine Art

We are so excited about our newest theme challenge…
 
 
With so many fabulous ideas posted to Pinterest each and every day…it’s almost impossible to not be inspired! 
 
We’d love to have you follow us on Pinterest HERE.
 
We’ve been seeing all sorts of fabulous String Art pop up on Pinterest for quite some time now (not to mention that it’s such a favorite crafting past time…anyone else grow up making string art masterpieces??)
 
So, we’ve finally decided to create our own string art using…BAKER’S TWINE! So genius.
 
Here’s our inspiration…
 
You can see the ‘pin’ here and the original blog post here
 
We love the idea of showing a little love 
for your home roots with some string art!
 
We created the same concept with a little twist…
 
Love for the whole U.S.A.
 
 
Mini confession: we had this all ready to go for our 
4th of July celebration here on the blog…and it never got posted – oopsy daisy. 
But a good old red, white and blue twine art 
map of the USA is awesome any time, right?!
 
We loved creating this twine art map of the United States! 
 
 
To create the wooden plank or “base” for the string art…we also turned to Pinterest and used an amazing tutorial for creating DIY Photo Clipboards by LoveGrowsWild. 
 
 
We followed the directions to a ‘T’ – minus attaching the mini clip embellishments.
 
The other supplies you’ll need:
 
United States String Art Template (we’ve gotcha covered) 
Finishing Nails
Hammer
Bakers Twine – we used Solid Midnight, Solid Maraschino & Solid Natural 
 
Once your wooden plank is dry (we gave ours 24 hours to dry), you’re ready to start creating!
 
Print out string art the template and position it on the wood plank – we used washi tape to secure it. 
 
 
Then you’re ready to start hammering your nails around the template.
 
 
 
You do not have to be perfect when hammering in your nails…just use the template as a guide. 
 
Tip: the less detail you use when hammering in the nails around the template…the easier the string art will be! Simple shapes work best! For example…leaving out the “Lake Michigan” part of the template would have made our lives MUCH easier! Ha! (Sorry, Michigan).
 
Once you’ve hammered in all of your nails, 
just rip off the template…
 
 
 
When you rip off the template, you’re left with such a pretty nail silhouette just dyin’ for some yummy twine!
 
 
 
Start to string the twine around the nails in anyway you’d like! No pattern is the ‘right’ pattern – play and have fun!
 
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We hope you enjoyed this twine art tutorial!
 
Have you seen something on Pinterest that you’ve been dying to create? Here’s your chance to do it and win a prize! 
 
One catch: Use twine when you do create it!
 
For all the details for our challenge & where to link up,

 

You could win…

 

 Solid Twine Sampler
{$30 value}
 
 

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