Again, my Pinterest stalking showed me lots of cute ideas for string art. I haven't done string art since middle school, but I do love monograms and names, and what a cute way to put Cassidy's name in her room, thought I.
I went back and forth about mediums. Wood? Cork? Yarn? Floss? Nails? Tacks? Ugh, it was crazy, but I opted to do it this way:
First, I bought 7 little cheap frames and some roll up cork at Michael's and attempted to cut the cork to fit into the frames. It was messy and ugly. ALI FAIL #1.
Next, I bought 3 3-packs of little heating pads made out of cork at IKEA. Then, I spray painted them white. When the spray paint failed to stay on there, because the cork sucked it up like a vacuum (ALI FAIL #2), I switched to regular paint and painted them white. When the pain made my cork stick to the cardboard it was sitting on, and the knife that I used to pry them up ripped the cork ALI FAIL #3.
Third, I bought a big piece of pre-cut wood at Michael's and painted it white. When I hated how THAT looked (ALI FAIL #4), I thought about going back to cork until a middle-of-the-night browsing session on Pinterest led me to the idea of wrapping yarn around cardboard letters. Eff off, string art, I'm over you! Since we recently moved and have a ton of cardboard boxes, I decided to go with that plan, determined not to fail again.
First, I drew out the letters of her name on cardboard:
Cut them out:
Bought yarn in my pink/blue/orange colors and wrapped each letter, using a hot glue gun to stick stray strands.
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I like how the bright colors pop against our Twilight Grey walls and how the rounded shape the letter make mirror the hot air balloons that make the theme..
Just a few finishing touches to show you and the nursery is finished! I have not had a finished room in a house since I lived with my parents, which was when I was 17, some 16-ish years ago. Seriously, I'm so excited!!