I’ve seen a couple of these football inspired string arts, and I knew I had to make one.
Here are the supplies you’ll need:
~Piece of wood (I got a pre-made one at Hobby Lobby)
~Stain or paint
First I stained my piece of wood with some stain I already had on hand. Then I printed out a copy of the state of Alabama and cut it out. This site has outlines of all of the states for free! The size provided fit perfectly on my wood cutout.
Next I taped the state onto my wood and traced around the edge.
Now get comfy with your hammer–it is time to nail all around the edges. Don’t forget to cut out a heart, trace, and nail around it if you want to show some love for a particular city : ) Do your best to make sure the nails are nailed in straight. It can be very difficult when you are nailing nails so close together. At one point I looked down, and I had a whole section of leaning nails!
|Why yes, I was a big gray blob that day : )|
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