Love Nail Art

String art is all the rage again and it takes nothing more then some nails, thread and a little time.

It's amazing what you can create with nails and string. You can place it directly on a wall or use some lumber as your canvas. Using old weathered lumber can give your art a unique look. Just use your computer to type in the word you'd like to create and play around with the font until you find one you are happy with. The font in this example is Segoe script. Then print the word to the size you need, cut it out, tape it to your canvas and hammer the finish nails along the outline of the word.

Here's a great step by step tutorial for creating the "Love" example above:  (Check out the ingenious idea she used for repurposing an old mechanical pencil for threading the nails.)

Shopping list:

  • Small finish nails (quantity will be based on the word you use)
  • Thread or fine string in your choice of color

Check your state and local codes before starting any project. Follow all safety precautions. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and safety of this information. Neither Westlake nor any contributor can be held responsible for damages or injuries resulting from the use of the information in this document.

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