*Just want to give a quick shout out to Design Mom (not that she needs it) for posting this link on her blog. So cool! Thanks Gabrielle!
So, I was at Anthropologie the other day. While browsing I saw these amazing letters on the wall made with nails and string. I took this quick photo. The letters said "Home Sweet Home." Gotta love Anthropologie...so inspiring. So I thought I'd go home and try to make my own nail and string letters.
The wall space above my kitchen cabinets was begging for something. So that's where I thought I'd try this out. I decided to write "Bon Appetit," since it was going in the kitchen.
DIY: Nail and String Letters (Inspired by Anthropologie)
1. Find a font and font size you like. It will be much easier if you chose a font with no serifs. The font I used was Bell Gothic Std Black. Print out the letters to make banner. Make sure all letters are correctly spaced and strait.
2. Hang the banner where you'd like the string letters to be. Step back. Make sure the banner is strait and that everything looks the way you want it. This is important. Take your time on this one.
3. Now break out the nails! Place a mark on each nail 3/4 inch away from the head. This will help when deciding how far to put the nail into the wall.
4. Put a nail in each corner of each letter and also around any curves. Decide how many nails you're going to use around the curves and be consistent with each curve.
5. Carefully tear off the paper. You'll have to pull the paper around the letters, so you don't yank any nails out of the wall.
6. Get out the string and start wrapping. I used embroidery floss I already had on hand. To begin, tie a knot to one nail and start wrapping. When you're finished, tie the end to the same nail. I went around each letter 7 times with the string.
Now step back and look at how awesome your new wall looks. :)
If you're looking for other cheap ways to decorate your walls, you might like this or this.