I saw this project on Pinterest and knew I could whip this up. I loved the look and meaning of it. This was an easy project, but it drove Mona crazy with the hammering, so she went upstairs during this project.
I bought this wood plaque at Michaels. I was really hoping to find a flat piece of wood somewhere, but saw this and bought it. I also used some fairly large nails, and some string. I used paint we had in our storage closet.
I just drew out a picture of North Carolina on a piece of construction paper. I had printed out an outline of NC, but it was too small. Next, I just hammered the nails in around the outline. I just tore the paper away and was left with this.
I probably should have painted the wood before, but to be honest, I forget. I got too excited about getting the nails in. So I painted after. I just used a sponge brush which allowed me to squeeze in-between the nails.
Finally, wrap the string a few times around the nail and match it up with a nail in the heart. Tie a knot. Now, just wrap the rest of it from outline to center, all the way around.
I would like to make one of Georgia, with the heart in Savannah. (Which is not only the city we love, but where we got married.)
As I was making this I also thought I could sew a similar map, you know, since I love to sew now. Look for that project possibly.
Breakdown of this project: Wood plaque $8.00. Everything else I had at home. Love an inexpensive project!
So go ahead, start hammering and make yourself one. And let me know if you do!