Born and raised in Northeast Ohio, I will forever have a special place in my heart for where I grew up. Not that I've moved far from the tiny town I called home for 23 years; I'm a big city girl now though. ;)
Another project I threw together last week was a piece of string art I had seen floating around the internet lately. Etsy is full of them, asking at least $65 a pop. While I can understand the reality of charging for a unique piece of art, I can make it for way less!
Just a few supplies, cost came in at less than $2. Yep, 2 smackaroos!
Here's whatcha need:
-large outline of the state of your choice
That's it. Nothing extensive. In fact, I used a hardwood floor sample I pilfered from work's dumpster (it was discontinued, I'm not gonna lose my job or anything) so I didn't even need to buy that. I just printed the OHIO shape out from Google images and bought a small box of white nails (make sure they have heads on them so the string doesn't slide right off).
Now, I skipped a couple of steps - just the part where I go around and around and around the nails with white sewing string. Basically, you start at one nail and tie it off, then wrap the string from the outside nail to a nail in the heart and back again. Granted, you will have more wraps on the heart than you will on the outline because of the amount of nails.
Next step, find a studly man to cut the board down to size. I understand it would have been easier to do this prior to the nails and string, but my studly man was at work when I started and I'm impatient.
Excellent product placement with the Craftsman toolbox in the picture. Craftsman Execs, if you're reading this, we need to talk.