Have a worn out, wooden cutting board you no longer want? Before deciding to toss it in the trash, why not turn it into a great hanging piece for your home. One easy way to reuse this item is to turn it into a string art piece. As I’m a big Duck Dynasty fan, I choose to use the Duck Commander logo as my design for this crafting project. However, you can choose which ever image you’d like, or are comfortable doing. With just a few needed supplies, you could be on your way to creating that unique hanging piece for your home.
- Wooden Cutting Board
- Printed Image of your choice
- Flat Head Nails
- Spray Paint (make sure can be used on wood)
Step 1: Prepare an area for painting your cutting board. First, lay out your newspaper on a flat surface, in a well-insulated room, or outside (more preferably). Place your wooden cutting board on top of the newspaper and make sure to shake the spray paint well. After the paint is shaken well, test it on a small part of the newspaper to insure the spray paint is working properly. If so, you are now ready to begin.
Step 2: Spray light coats of paint onto the cutting board, starting from on side to the other. Try to make sure to stay with a consistent spraying pattern, to avoid spots on your cutting board. Continue this process till the cutting board is fully covered. Now wait for the top side to dry. According to the directions on your spray paint, drying times could vary. After the top side is completely dry, continue the same process for the back and allow it to dry completely.
Step 3: Take the picture and place it on the cutting board where you like. Place a small piece of tape on both sides of the image to secure it from moving. Now outline the image with nails and hammer them into place. If you like to be more detailed with your image, more nails will be needed. This is up to your own discretion.
Step 4: After making sure all nails are secure, carefully rip the image away from the nails. When the paper is cleared, it should leave the outline of your image.
Step 5: Using your yarn, tie a knot around one nail along the outside of the image. Stretch the yarn to another nail and wrap around it once, continuing this method. Depending on how you’d like the image to look, you can have the yarn form straight lines, or overlap them. In my piece I chose to overlap the yarn, considering it would be easier given the size and the amount of detail.
Step 6: After you have fully covered the image, tie another knot around a nail along the outside of the image. Cut the excess string and now your string art is complete.
(Side note: The nails in the ending project are different then the previous image. I had to switch to larger flat head nails cause the previous ones were too small.)
You can also hammer two nails on the backside of the cutting board and tie a piece of yarn to both nails, creating a hook. In my case, I had picture hangers around the house that I used. If you prefer using these, they can be easily purchased at your local Walmart.
Thank you for visiting and hoped you enjoyed!