Nail & Yarn Wall Art pt. 2

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Remember the mural I made in our old apartment? I decided to make an updated version in our new house. I picked a new saying & jumped right in. Hammer. Hammer. Hammer. I picked a font and traced the letters off my computer (yeah, we don’t have a printer). Then I used our projector to enlarge the letters on the wall. I didn’t trace exactly but used it as a guide. I did use a level to make sure everything was lined up right and did make some adjustments. You could also free hand the letters if you wanted too. That is how I made the first version at the apartment.

Then the fun part! You nail about a million nails in the wall. I kept having to go to Home Depot to get more nails. I severely underestimated how many nails you need. There is no right or wrong as to where you nail. Especially if you are just going to be wrapping the yarn all over the place instead of in a particular pattern. The more nails you use the more options you’ll have to create patterns with the yarn.

I love picking all the yarn colors. The sky is the limit. I went with brighter colors to add some pop to our family room. All in all I would say it took me about 4-5 hours to do.

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/jenloveskev/8970882134/ ^^just the nails. It’s a tad bit hard to take photos of nails in a wall

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Have fun!

  1. Looooooooooooooooooooooove this! So much. Saw it on A Beautiful Mess yesterday and just couldn’t wait to see if you were going to post about about it. Thanks for sharing. This is such a cheery project. Makes me smile :)

  2. I’m pretty sure my landlord would s**t themselves if I put that many holes in my wall…but I bet I could pull this off with a piece of wood or cork that I could hang instead! This is such a cool idea!

  3. It looks great! I so need to try this in our new home.

  4. christian •

    What kind of yarn did you use? And where all did you put the nails? Along The trace Markz?

  5. I love this! I saw your post on A Beautiful Mess and my first question was how you managed to do this. :] awesome!

  6. Megan-Jade •

    I also saw this on ABeautifulMess, instantly fell in love, and couldn’t wait to see if you would post about it!
    I am thinking of doing this in my son and daughters room with their names! Love it.

  7. Seriously impressed again. I would love to have your creativity. And patience. And talent. And…nevermind, just come visit! :) Lovely job!!
    aloha

  8. Lauren Douglas •

    Hi there, I was wondering how big you made your letters?
    I would love to do something like this… maybe even today to surprise my husband when he gets home from work.

    We live in an apartment but have landlords that let us do basically whatever we want, fortunately. :)

  9. Rachel •

    Really, really cute! I’m trying to think of how to use this idea in my house!

  10. You are so crafty, not to mention patient!

  11. Erica @ Craftivity Designs •

    I’m in love with this project-so awesome!! I featured you today on my Kick-Off Friday post! Have a great weekend! http://craftivitydesigns.blogspot.com/2013/06/kick-off-friday.html

    Erica @ Craftivity Designs

  12. Heather •

    I could not put all those holes in my wall. Holy shit!

  13. Katie •

    It turned out beautiful and I really love the saying!

  14. Love how this turned out! I envy your craftiness :)

  15. Amazing idea!!!! LOVE IT!

  16. Amanda •

    This is so adorable, Jen. Your house must be really lovely, just like you and your family :)

  17. This is such a cool idea, but I don’t think I would have the patience for this.

  18. Looks very awesome. What font was it you used?

  19. WOW!
    I love it :)
    Can I hire you :)

  20. salvatore •

    you do not need, patience, you passion for this.

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  22. I love this so much!!!! My wheels are turning now…

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