Friday, February 3, 2012

Oregon vs Minnesota

Ethan and I made some art for above our bed.
The states where each of us are from.
I saw these on pinterest and they are harder than they look.
My favorite part are the nails in the wall.

How'd we do it?
Wood is from Lowes and it already came cut that way. 2'x2'.
Nails are actually tacks.
Ethan printed up at work outlines of the states and we nailed right on the paper then ripped the paper off when we were done.
String is 8kg, that is the smallest I could find and this takes up a lot of string. I had to buy 2 rolls (300 ft each).
Then you just have to fiddle with how the string looks. I completely redid my state because I didn't like how it looked.
I made 2 knots; one at the beginning and one at the end. Then I added a little super glue to the knots so they don't come undone.
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Jenna said...

I don't get it, I"m SO not artsy!! :)

Jenna said...

Looks good though and is totally YOU!

Val said...

Ooo, I saw those on easy, they are expensive to buy and look so hard to make...I am uber impressed!! Tell us how you did it! They look great!!

Lindsey @ Better After said...

SO Cool! I love the heart and the little Oregon logo.

Jessica P. said...

I love all your great pinterest ideas! It looks really good!

Travis and Heather said...

Those states are amazing!! And a girl!! Hooray for girlies. What a thrill. Congratulations to you.

wittygal said...

Don't you live in Arizona?

Lichen Frank said...

they turned out great! love the tacks too