- 3 balls of Natura (different colors)
- Pliers (optional)
- Drill pen (optional)
- 10" x 10" wood, 15-20 mm thickness
- Paper with design
- Masking tape
- Bunch of nails
Step 1: Using a pencil and ruler, mark the design with equally-spaced apart dots to serve as your guide in placing the nails. 1cm apart is ideal.
Step 2: Place the design on top of the wood (make sure it is at the center) using a masking tape.
Step 3: Use a pen drill (if available) to help you make small holes on your dotted marks. If a drill is not available, you may use a hammer and a nail to slightly punch each dot first to be your guide in putting the nails after.
Step 4: After completing the marking, slowly remove the paper.
Step 5: Start hammering (1/2 or 1/3 of the nail should be buried, adjust depending on wood thickness) the nails on the dots one by one. Use a pair of pliers to help you put the nails in place while hammering. Leave enough space on top of the nails for stringing.
Step 6 and 7: When all nails have been hammered down, start stringing. One travel icon is equal to one different colored Natura ball.
Step 8 and 9: Start from one travel icon. Tie one end of the Natura ball to a nail using a square knot. When tying, remember to leave at least an inch in one end as you will be ending your stringing at the same nail.
Step 10: Work your way through the nails. Wrap the string tightly around each nail.
Step 11: Once the string has passed through all the nails twice or more, you can now go back to the first nail and make a square knot twice, together with the remaining end of the thread.
Step 12: Cut the excess thread after. Repeat steps H to K for the remaining travel icons.
Step 13: Your travel icons string art is now complete!