Thursday, February 21, 2013

Finally! Saw It. Pinned It. Did It.

I finally get to join in the fun of linking up with Steph and Katie for completing a pin.
I've been waiting to do this link since it started but my lazy butt just hadn't gotten in gear until now! 
Can ya tell I'm proud of myself?

This weekend Danielle and I decided we wanted to try our hand at the string art pin we've seen floating around since Pinterest started!
I am super lame and didn't get any pictures of the process itself.
Mainly because after a little while I just wanted to be done, but here is what you need:

What you need:
* A board - you can cut this yourself like they do in the pin, or you can just go buy one like DW and I did.
 We got ours at Joann's and they had quite a few options in the sense of size and shape of the board!
* Paint & brushes - to paint the board if you want too.
* String/Yarn - DW and I used some yarn instead of string but she got a smaller size yarn then I did.
It's important to think of the size of the design you are doing, and the size of the nails yo are going to have to wrap this stuff around. It can get bulky!
* Nails - again think about the size you want your design.
We used pretty small nails because our board and design wasn't that big.
* Tools - a hammer & needle nose pliers (optional but highly recommended).
* Outline of the design you'd like to create - we used an outline of Ohio, not a map like in the pin but either way works :)
1) If you are cutting your own board do that.
2) Paint the board if you'd like to.
Wait for paint to dry!
3) Get yourself on a good surface for nailing!
It needs to be a sturdy place because you are going to be hammering for a little while!
4) Cut out your design.
5) Lay your design out where you'd like it on the board and start nailing!
 A few suggestions when it comes to laying out the design and the nails.
*The design - in the pin she nails around the outline, I marked the outline so I could get an idea of the spacing for the nails and then I nailed right into the paper. 
I am not good at keeping straight lines and spacing correctly so I feel like this helped me a ton! 
Then I just ripped out all the paper after I was done.
**Also, if you are going to do a heart in the middle like we did, make sure you do that before you completely outline the design because it's hard to hammer in the middle with other nails in the way!
***The nails - like I said we used smaller nails because of the design size, but they were pretty tricky to hold on to. 
I would greatly suggest having a pair of needle nose piers close by so you can hold on to the nail while you hammer! 
Saves your fingers and a little bit of time! 
6) If you've put a heart in the middle and you are all done nailing count the number of nails on the outside and then count the nails of the heart and divide that to come up with how many of the outside nails you have to string to the heart nails to keep it even.
7) Tie a knot around a corner nail and just start weaving.
If you don't do the heart I don't think there really is a pattern you have to follow.

And the finished project...
Ta Da! 

The project itself was not difficult, but it was time consuming due to the nail part, just a forewarning. 

I also made some of these last night & they were tasty!
Sorry, no pictures again...
mainly because I was busy eating them..
They are super easy to make too!

S'mores Crescent Rolls
What you need:
* Chocolate Chips
* Small Marshmellows
I used these little guys that I got in my PopSugar Must Have box in January back an they were prefect!

* Crescent Rolls
1) Preheat the oven to 375
2) Put some chocolate and marshmallows on the crescent rolls
3) Roll up the crescent per usual
4) Bake those suckers for like 15 minutes or until golden brown...
The more golden they are they more gooey the middle will be!
and enjoy!!

Happy Thursday loves!


Nicole said...

Of course the smores cresent rolls are calorie free right?! :)

Audra said...

You probably made those s'mores thingys for book club didn't you? Makes me sad I didn't get to try them :(

Sarah said...

Oh my, how cute is your OH?! Love it!!

Married...with a Pup said...

I'm obsessed with the string art floating around Pinterest! Yours looks sooo good. I'm not sure I would have the patience for this. Maybe I'll just order mine off of etsy lol.

Ashley @TheCreamToMyCoffee said...

Yay for you for actually doing something you pinned on Pinterest! I have some string art, but it's a letter. I love the state with the heart!

Ami Church said...

Hello :) I'm a new follower. Not even sure how I landed on your blog, but I love it. And that string art? Amazing! You did an awesome job.

xo Ami
a champagne dream

Melissa said...

As a fellow Ohioan ;) you know I LOVE this!! I am definitely going to have to give this a try as well!!! That looks so great and I'm glad you got a little fill of the Ohio decorations you've been wanting :)

Mary said...

I'm an Ohioan, too! I LOVE this! Nice job and thanks for sharing!

Erica Clifton said...

I'm totally like you, in the fact that I find fun project ideas...but rarely follow through :P LOL
The Ohio art turned out GREAT though!! And those smore cresents look YUM! I think maybe we need to plan a Pinterest party soon ;)

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