A couple of weeks ago Woodie's set me the challenge to create a project for Mother's Day that was quick, easy, would make a statement and also consisted of supplies found in Woodie's branches nationwide. Challenge accepted.
A project I had filed neatly away in my brain for such an occasion was a, dare I say old school, string art tutorial. It was perfect as it required only a handful of supplies, all of which could be picked up from your lcoal Woodie's. And even better, it's a simple tutorial so you don't need to be a DIY expert to make it [remember, nothing tugs on heart strings quite like imperfection].
Onto the good stuff! Here are the items from Woodie's I used for the string art ...
- a piece of wood shelf board [800 x 300 x 16mm], cut to a square
- a pack of 20mm masonry nails
- Dulux tester pot in whatever colour you like*
*I originally planned on painting this project in a shade of turquoise, but as we were going to be working with a green screen during filming in parts, green or blue was a no-no. So purple it was!
Items you'll also need ...
- a saw to cut the wood shelf
- a hammer
- a pencil and a piece of paper to draw your template
- tape to hold the template in place
- a paint brush
Now I'ma show you how to make it in 6 seconds. Ready? Prepare your retinas for my stop motion video debut ...
I think JP Prewitt would be proud.
I worked alongside a truly cool and down to earth team at Agtel on this Vine for Woodie's. It took us just over 3 hours [plus 2 hours prep] to put this little gem together. It was my first stop motion video experience so it was very surreal and exhilarating to see the video come together one frame at a time. I was exhausted by the time I got home, but so excited to see the finished piece. Hats off to Agtel. You guys are magic.
So there you have it! I hope you enjoy our little video, and to all the mothers out there - both human and fur baby variety - happy Mother's Day this weekend xx
p.s. I'm now on Vine! I haven't a clue how to use it, so we'll see how much I use it. So far I've done the equivalent of retweeting.