a special friend deserves a special gift for christmas.
a handmade gift, of course.
a super cool, one-in-a-million, knew-she-liked-it-’cause-she-pinned-it, made-for-her gift.
so this is what i made for my best girl. love ya t.
supplies i used:
any size raw wood
following the directions on the stain, i only used one coat to get the color i wanted.
lining up the word where i wanted it on the board, i just nailed the paper right to the wood. i hammered a nail to each corner of each letter.
when all the nails are in place, i simply ripped the paper off carefully.
start at a corner and tie off. then use both hands to wrap around and keep the string taut.
i like the look of 2-3 strings per edge.
when you’ve covered all the edges, tie off your string again. it can be on a different nail than the starting point. when i finished all the letters, i cut the leftover strings pretty short and then used a tiny bit of super glue to seal off the knots.
i took some freedoms and went crazy with the cross. going this way and that, but trying to keep it balanced. i went all around the edges first, tied off and then went for the inside.
i’m so thrilled with how it turned out! my goal was to make her cry (in a good way, of course) when she opened it and i got what i wanted!
i have two more boards and plan to make some more for myself. one like this and another with my three little words.