"Craft" Trifecta

So you know there are things that have been really trendy that get stuck in your head and you have to try, right?

Then I get conflicted because generally I get on bandwagons late because, I don’t know, it is my own trend? And posting them seems redundant.

There are two new techniques I have been wanting to try and one I have done many times before but wanted to have a new twist on.

I have been really interested in the look of the nail and string art and the ombre color effect. Originally I just thought of doing it separately but then, but THEN, I thought “huh, that would be cute together on those little scrap pieces of wood that I have that were going to spell some five letter word”

Yeah, sorry my brain can be a scary, spastic place, sometimes I think it looks like if you hyped up a ping pong ball and set it free in a room with no windows or doors.

BUT ANYWAYS. Here is where that mind ramble got me:

What do you think? I was pretty excited because it is like the crafting trifecta¬† and also, because I have not seen this combination around. I am not saying it isn’t, I just haven’t seen it.

I am sure the whole idea is pretty self explanatory so here is a quick tutorial if you still need it:

First grab your scrap wood, if you want to sand it, do that first, I liked the non sanded look for this project. Then get your spray paint, you could use acrylic but spray paint is faster and easier. I used a darker teal, lighter teal and white.

I started at the bottom with the darkest color and spray painted straight across all the blocks. Then the middle and then the lighter.

After that I cut out my letters and traced them on the blocks.

Then I added in the mini nails.

And started stringing! I just tied my crochet thread to one nail and then wrapped until the whole letter was outlined and filled in.


When I was done, I just tied the end to the leftover from the beginning and trimmed the rest.


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10 Responses to "Craft" Trifecta

  1. Lindsay May 8, 2012 at 4:02 pm #

    Oh wow, I absolutely love this! What an awesome way use create this!

  2. Our DIY Diaries May 9, 2012 at 5:02 am #

    This is AWESOME! I love it. I hope you will link it up at our party



  3. Lauren @ The Well Crafted Home May 9, 2012 at 5:27 am #

    This is so cute!!! I would love it if you linked this project up at Well Crafted Wednesdays! You can find it here:


  4. PitterAndGlink May 13, 2012 at 1:00 pm #

    I love everything about this: the string letters, the ombre effect! Great job! :)

  5. Christina May 14, 2012 at 2:12 am #

    I love the combination of trends…this turned out so cute!!

    I featured this on my blog today:

    And I pinned it too:

  6. Kara @ Mine for the Making May 14, 2012 at 7:26 am #

    Oh my CRAFT, this has got to be the awesomest project ever!!!! LOVE the way it turned out. Oh man… I could see a crazy obsession forming with this one…

  7. Chase the Star May 15, 2012 at 5:46 am #

    Really love this ombre project! Very creative! Your talent has been featured at: http://chase-thestar.blogspot.com/2012/05/last-weeks-link-up-features.html thanks for linking up!
    Barbara @ Chase the Star

  8. Apsolutely Me! May 15, 2012 at 6:01 am #

    That’s a great idea! Very well done!

  9. Lindsay @Artsy-Fartsy Mama May 18, 2012 at 10:22 pm #

    SO cute!!! Love everything about it :)

  10. Marcie May 23, 2012 at 6:32 pm #

    I would love for you to share this on my linky party!
    Thanks, Marcie