Happy Saturday! For our kids, and all you 9-5ers, this is the best day of the week. It feels like you have so much time, making it the perfect day for family fun!
Check out this activity:
What You Need:
- paint or stain
- sand paper (optional)
- small wire brad nails
- embroidery thread
- pumpkin template
- Start by painting or staining your piece of wood. If you want a more distressed look, sand the edges a little with sandpaper after the paint has dried.
- Print out a pumpkin template that is roughly the same size as the piece of wood. You can find free clipart shapes by using Google or if you have a Cricut or Silhouette, you can design your template in the software program and print it out.
- Place the template on top of the wood and start hammering in the nails. Hammer the nails right through the paper using the lines on the template as a guide. Make sure not to hammer them in too far, about halfway down works well, and space them evenly throughout.
- After all the nails are in place, pull up the paper template to reveal your pumpkin design.
- Take one end of the embroidery thread and tie it in a knot around one of the nails. Start the stringing process by wrapping the thread around each nail, going up, down, across, or diagonal. Continue this process until the pumpkin shape is filled with string. Tie off the end to a nail and trim any excess with scissors.
- Using brown thread, I repeated the stringing steps to create the stem. Get creative with your string art – use different colors or even create a pattern with the string by zig zagging back & forth. So many possibilities!