My front door has a glass insert and it just doesn't feel wreath-friendly. I wanted to create something that welcomed you to our home that could be used all year long, but that could be attached to a stucco wall. The wheels inside my crafty brain turned for quite awhile and I eventually ended up with this:
You may think I'm crazy, but you know I love me some string art. I think my new "Hello" sign is the perfect solution to welcome guests. Want to make one of your own?
What You Need: (I had all of these supplies on hand, so this project was FREE for me!)
- Hammer and Nails
- Traceable Letters
- Screws and Hanging Wire
- Clear Coat Spray
Step One: Paint your plywood.
Step Two: Measure the size of the plywood and the distance you want between each letter.
Step Three: Trace your letters.
Step Four: Hammer nails around your traced letters. Be sure to evenly space your nails.
Step Five: Begin wrapping. Knot your yarn around a bottom nail and wrap around all of the edges of the letters. I wrapped the edge of my letters five times before starting on my criss cross pattern.
P.S. If using the word "Hello" make sure you don't run out of string like I did at "HELL" and then let it sit unfinished in your front room for a few days. It is a great conversation starter, but not the best way to welcome guests :)
Step Six: Spray the entire thing with a protective coat of clear coat spray to guard it from the elements. I mean, it is yarn so it won't be 100% waterproof, but the clear coat should help.
Step Seven: Use a picture hanging kit or screws and hanging wire to mount your board to the wall.
Next project is that hideous orange door. I'm thinking a nice, cool black.
My husband thought I was nuts when I first told him my plans, but now he agrees it is pretty freaking awesome. What's your vote? Crazy awesome or just plain crazy?