Wow! There’s been some amazing stuff shared around here! I’m excited to be able to share my idea here today!
Hi! I’m Ammanda and I blog over at Treasure Yard. I’m also Mommy to 5 kids under 11, so almost any project I take on (that’s not a necessity) has to be quick and either cute and/or clever enough to be worth the time spent on it. The project I’m sharing with you today fits the bill. It’s cute, and, if you have the supplies already, it can be done in less than a half hour. So, let’s get to it!
Super Simple Paper & Nail Art (I know, the name’s not super catchy, but it is what it is) 🙂
-Paper: cardstock or thicker
-Wood: whatever size and kind you want
– Nails: again, size and kind is personal preference – just make sure they’re not longer than the thickness of your wood
*optional – picture hanger, glue (depending on the wood you use)*
1. Choose & prep your wood:
2. Decide on your “design” and pick your nails and paper:*1.5. At this point you can do a few different things. You can paint it, stain it, seal it….or leave it plain. I chose to leave it plain.
3. Cut out your paper design: (you can use a machine or just freehand it – i chose to freehand it)
4. Place your paper on your wood – make sure it’s really where you want it – and pound in nails at a couple of points to will keep the paper from moving while you do the rest:
5. Depending on your design, you can either measure or eyeball even spacing for your nails along the edge of your design. Make sure to take into account the size of the nail heads and try to pound them in straight (you’ll probably thank yourself later if you do, but even if you don’t, it’ll just add character, right?) :
6. Then, take a knife or long nail or pair of tweezers or something relatively flat and carefully slide it underneath the paper and inch that paper up the nails. Do it a little at a time, working your way all around the edge, to avoid tearing.5.2. So, if you’re not a precision nailer, you’re not alone. (obviously) 🙂 No worries, just tap them as straight as you can get them, being careful not to tear your paper.
The options with this are almost endless. Change the wood, shape, nails, finish, paper.
Thanks to U Create for letting me share my idea today! 🙂
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