Decide on the Board
Select a board in whatever size and shape you want. If you have narrow boards that you want to combine into a wider board, glue and clamp them and let the glue dry before your start. Be creative!
We recommend that if you want to stain or paint the board, do it now before you start the actual nail and string art part of the project. In the step-by-step photos that follow, the board was stained after the nails were hammered in place. It is much easier to apply the stain first. Learn how to create inexpensive DIY decor in minutes.
Cut Out Letters
The size of your letters depends on the size of your board, of course. You can make the letters freehand, use stencils or create them in whatever font and size you want in Microsoft Word and print them out. These 15 Valentine’s gifts are DIY friendly.