- 6 Balls of Natura (different colors)
- Pliers (Optional)
- Drill pen (Optional)
- 8"x15" wood, 15-20 mm thickness
- Masking Tape
- Bunch of Nails
Step 1: Draw the calligraphy design on the paper. 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 any 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 6-8: 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 9: Work your way through the nails, with just the first letter. Wrap the string tightly around each nail.
Step 10 and 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: Your travel calligraphy string art is now complete!