Craftin’ is like therapy, ain’t it?
……Well, in this case, it’s more like “a-KNIT?” 😉
Wendy from H2O Bungalow asked me to be a part the One Power Tool Challenge (using a power drill) and I wanted to create something a little out-of-the-box with the drill. I’ve been dying to lace yarn through wooden holes since forever, but I didn’t know what until this challenge.
You know how I love me some easy DIY wall art. I mean, I could buy new, but why would I?? 😉
With just holes drilled into a board, I could spell out anything I wanted, and use colorful yarn to wrap through the holes. A totally crafin’, knit-inspired wall art that only takes a drill to make!
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Craftin’ is like THERAPY, ain’t it?
Most people may not get it. I know…..sometimes you can be too clever that only yourself gets the joke. LOL. Hopeful you get it!
It’s now hanging up in my colorful basement office that I made over recently.
How To Make This:
Go gather these materials
- Drill with a drill bit (any size you want to use)
- Stencil (I used my Silhouette Cameo, but you can totally use any letters or stencils you want).
- Colorful yarn
- Wood stain or paint of your choice
- Paint for the letters
- Old cloth to wipe off stain
STEP 1: Paint or stain your wood.
You can also use an old piece of wood that you already have lying around, like an old cabinet door or something! 🙂 Wipe off the old stain with a cloth. Feel free to paint the board. Either way is fine.
STEP 2: Add your stencil and paint it.
I used my Silhouette Cameo (I highly recommending them–they’re awesome). But if you don’t have one, craft stores sell lettter stencils. I chose to stencil “Craftin’ is like therapy, a’KNIT?”
STEP 3: Write the word “KNIT.”
Might be a little hard to see against the dark stain, but i wrote the word “KNIT.” And then at each point of the letter, I draw little dots to show me where to drill.
STEP 4: Drill at the points.
I started on drilling at the “T” as you can see here. This is where the yarn will come through and spell out my letters.
Once all the points of the letters were drilled, this is what it looked like:
*NOTE: If you know exactly where you want your holes, I recommend drilling them before staining and stenciling. That way you can sand it down, clean it up nicely before staining. I messed up and did it the opposite way. Oh, and at this point, you probably should apply a polyurethane sealer, which I did not. Stupid me! I ended up ruining a part of the lettering because I didn’t do it. EEK! But, at least you won’t, right?? 🙂 I’m glad my mistakes can help you. Thank you :).
STEP 5: Add tape around the yarn.
This is how you’re going to feed the yarn through the holes. It’s like the ends of a shoestring! 🙂
Tape both ends of the large piece that you cut. Cut enough so you have plenty to weave through.
Run it through the first letter.
Secure the end to back with tape so that you can start weaving it through and the yarn won’t come out.
It will start to look like this.
When you’re done your first letter, it will look like this.
STEP 6: Weave all the letters with different colors of yarn.
With the second letter, in a different color, it’s now looking like something :).
STEP 7: Hot glue some knitting needles.
STEP 8: Add hardware.
Use your drill to easily add hardware to the back. (FYI, you may need wire cutters if you’re using wire and it’s too long).
STEP 9: Hang it up in your craft room!
It’s here in my office, but I do crafts down here, too. 🙂
It’s amazing how just one little tool (a drill) and some wood and yarn can create a really unique piece of art for your wall! 🙂 I love it!
Here’s another of my projects that you can create with only a power drill: upcycling an old knife block, to hold crayons, crochet hooks, makeup brushes, and more!
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