Friday, March 8, 2013

Adventures in Crafts: Love Nail Art


LOVE NAIL ART
 Many times the inspiration for my crafts come from memories I have from my childhood and special times with my family. That is exactly how I came up with this Love Nail Art project! I remember one of my favorite pictures at my great-grandmother's house that was made with pins and bright string on a black felt canvas. Mesmerizing and very 70's retro! I wanted to make something similar but I added a little bit of a country home spin to it. 
Using a 5 X 12 inch piece of wood, denim, nails, string and a hammer, I outlined the letters LOVE with the nails on the denim covered wood. It took a while (and 2 smashed fingers!) to pound the nails in just right. Once the nails were secure I used a double strand of embroidery floss to weave between the nails. This part was done by trial and error. If I didn't like how the letter was looking, I would just un-weave the string and start again.   
Once I was happy with how the letters looked, I outlined them with a single strand of black embroidery floss to give them a little more definition and pop. I had a frame in my stash from the clearance section of Hobby Lobby that was perfect for this. The frame by itself looked good, but I thought it just needed a bit more. So I used some of the leftover denim to make some accent flowers. I haven't found the perfect place to hang this Love Nail Art project yet, so for now I have it on a little stand. 



14 comments:

  1. oh now this is awesome!

    You should sell these! Man people would pay a pretty penny for them!

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  2. i've seen a lot of "nail art" lately but your spin is by far my favorite!
    thanks for the inspiration!

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  3. OH my!! I love this!!! I am thinking on how to personalize this for our home! Thanks so much!!

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  4. Oh, this was my #1 favorite and I'm so glad it was yours. It is such a neat look. Happy weekend!

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  5. I really, really love this! Pinned and will use for inspiration in my own home!

    Helen
    Blue Eyed Beauty Blog

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  6. This is really cute! What a great idea! Thanks for sharing:) I am pinning this:)

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  7. This is really great! I absolutely want it!! Totally pinning it now. :)

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  8. That one was one of my favorites! Very cool, I love the way it turned out!

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  9. This is beautiful! I am so glad I found your blog. I am following you now. I would love to have you as a guest judge sometime on my blog. Come on over and look around. Let me know if you are interested.
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    dee@thecsiproject.com

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  10. What a great project - it turned out so well! Thanks for sharing at our Pinteresting Link Party!

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  11. So cute! I love it :)
    Visiting you today from Happy Hour's Linky. I hope you can stop by my blog to say hello!
    ~ Megin of VMG206
    www.vmg206.blogspot.com

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  12. That's pretty! Love the little details, too =)

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  13. That is so cute! I want to do something like this on my bedroom wall, on a MUCH larger scale. I imagine my husband will shoot me when he comes home from work and sees what I have done! Thanks for sharing at the Craft Challenge 2013!

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