I normally do not post on Sundays but after I completed my little weekend project, I just had to share it!
- Branches from outside (free!)
- Sticky Tack ($3.27 Walmart)
- Miter saw or hand saw (recommend miter)
This entire project cost me under $4.00!
Making your Sliced Wood Wall Art:
1. Collect branches from outside.
Hint: The smaller the diameter of your branch, the more intricate text you can trace on your wall. The largest branch I used is about the size of a nickel.
2. Using a miter saw or hand saw, cut your branches into thin pieces replicating the width of coins. (I must give a shout out to my super sexy husband who cut me every single piece on his miter saw.)
Hint: They do not all have to be the same width, it adds extra texture when each piece is slightly different.
3. After your pieces are cut, organize into three piles: Small, Medium, and Large.
Hint: This step will help you when it comes time to tracing your text with the wood slices.
4. Allow wood slices to dry in the sun for a few days.
5. Using your projector, display your image onto your wall.
Hint: Choose your desired font and words and arrange how you like it in Microsoft Word. This will be the image you project onto your wall. Feel free to use a tape measure to center it onto your wall.
6. Lightly trace the text using your pencil.
7. Attach sticky tack to your sliced wood pieces.
8. Using your smallest pieces first, attach to wall at the tips of your letters as well as the overlapping sections (depending on what font you chose).
9. Continue attaching your sliced wood pieces onto your traced text until you are both happy and finished!
I am thrilled with my final result and the simple fact it is exactly how I pictured it to look :)
This weekend has been cloudy and rainy so this indoor project came at the perfect time! Some of the photos appear darker than others due to the changing weather outside. I was tempted to use flash but I resisted knowing natural light is always better--slowly learning more about photography.
Thanks again to my amazing hubs for slicing the wood, letting me borrow his projector from work, and assisting me in setting up :)
Happy Living--Happy Crafting
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