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Nothing welcomes people to your home better than a giant "Hello!" sign!
My front door has a glass insert and it just doesn't feel wreath-friendly. I wanted to create something that welcomed you to our home that could be used all year long, but that could be attached to a stucco wall. The wheels inside my crafty brain turned for quite awhile and I eventually ended up with something amazing.

You may think I'm crazy, but you know I love me some string art. I think my new "Hello" sign is the perfect solution to welcome guests. Want to make one of your own?

Posted by thehowtogal from South Jordan, Utah, United States • Published See thehowtogal's 7 projects »
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  • How to make string art. "Hello" String And Nail Art - Step 1
    Step 1

    Step One: Paint your plywood.

    Step Two: Measure the size of the plywood and the distance you want between each letter.

    Step Three: Trace your letters.

    Step Four: Hammer nails around your traced letters. Be sure to evenly space your nails.

    Step Five: Begin wrapping. Knot your yarn around a bottom nail and wrap around all of the edges of the letters. I wrapped the edge of my letters five times before starting on my criss cross pattern.
    P.S. If using the word "Hello" make sure you don't run out of string like I did at "HELL" and then let it sit unfinished in your front room for a few days. It is a great conversation starter, but not the best way to welcome guests :)

  • How to make string art. "Hello" String And Nail Art - Step 2
    Step 2

    Step Six: Spray the entire thing with a protective coat of clear coat spray to guard it from the elements. I mean, it is yarn so it won't be 100% waterproof, but the clear coat should help.

    Step Seven: Use a picture hanging kit or screws and hanging wire to mount your board to the wall.

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Steph.
Steph. · Reading, England, GB · 212 projects
That is such an awesome idea! I love it - so quirky Happy
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