Oh, craft night. One of my favorite nights each month. Our craft night group marked our one year anniversary this month. We celebrated with delicious food, wine and crafts. Wait, we do that every month.
Each month, one person hosts. We all bring an appetizer or dessert to share. Each month we try a different craft. We've made yarn wreaths, embroidered tea towels, boxwood wreaths, pottery, rubber stamps, etc. Craft night is great for tackling crafts that have been on our lists but we just haven't gotten around to trying. Craft night also allows us to try crafts that we never would have otherwise. And my craft night group is made of some of my favorite people in the area. Aww, mushy.
I hosted this month. Our craft was string art.
Ike was super helpful. Here he is supervising my nailing. This was in between stealing food and a baby's blanket. He's a good host.
I have so many favorites about craft night but one of them is that we each take our spin on the project. So even though we all did hearts, they all look a bit different. (Well, except for Kim. I think she was in my garage beating her board to smithereens during this photo. We don't all win every month at craft night.)
Here's how mine turned out. I think it's quite charming.
A few people commented on Instagram that they wanted a tutorial. There are probably 100 better tutorials out there but this is how we did ours. None of us researched it. We just assumed nail, wrap string, done. And that was pretty much right.
Here are the supplies we used for our string art: nails (small is better), string, wood, hammer.
I started another one (that I need to finish). We traced our design onto the wood and then went to town nailing. It's probably best to space them evenly. I tried to do about a fingers width in between but it didn't always work out that way. Some of my nails are crooked. I call it rustic.
Once all of the nails were in, we wrapped the string. There was no rhyme or reason to this. I wrapped until it looked pretty. How's that for scientific?
I then stuck it on my half decorated book shelves in the living room. Hey, at least my Christmas decorations are finally down.
It's currently living next to baby Nate and Michelle on their wedding day. Awwww. Love.
Craft night success.
Do you have a craft night group? Any great ideas for our upcoming craft nights?