This piece of DIY decor is inspired by a wedding escort display highlighted on greenweddingshoes.com, which I noticed on Pinterest, of course. I was quite taken with the opportunity to create a large scale piece with texture and a feature color at minimal cost.
I loosely followed Green Wedding Shoe’s DIY String Heart instructions:
- Fetched a piece of plywood from the basement and stained it
- Drew a tree on paper, cut it out and taped it to the wood
- Hammered nails along the outline of the tree
- Strung teal colored string around the nails in no particular pattern
Hammering the nails became a several-day project, to allow my hand to recover in between hammering sessions. Easily the worst part of this project – everything else was easy.
Total Cost: $15 (for stain, 2 boxes of nails and a ball of string)
This baby now has a prominent home above my mantel. And… a newly discovered bonus role as a Christmas Card holder!