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.