How to make arrow string art

If you love making art but have never been particularly talented with a paintbrush, string art is the perfect project for you to try. You don't need much more than a piece of wood, a handful of nails, a hammer and string in whatever colors you like.
If you're ready to try making this project, check out the video tutorial and the instructions below. Your friends and family will probably be amazed that you made this piece yourself, especially when they learn how quickly it came together.
- Piece of wood
- Ruler
- Pencil
- Nails
- Hammer
- Embroidery floss or colored string
- Scissors
- Cotton twine
1. Use a ruler and a pencil to mark the places on the wood you want to put nails to form an arrow shape. The ruler will help ensure that the design is symmetrical.
2. Hammer a nail into each of the pencil marks, leaving a good portion of each nail exposed so that string can easily be wrapped around it.
3. Choose the first color of floss or string and tie it around the nail at the tip of the arrow. Wrap it around the nails that make up the head of the arrow, being sure to cover the inside of the design as well.
4. Choose a second color of floss or string and wrap it around the nails that make up the tail of the arrow.
5. Use a third color of floss or string to create the body of the arrow.
6. Repeat steps 1 to 5 with a second board and three different colors of floss or string.
7. Place one board under the other with the two arrows facing in opposite directions. Attach them with cotton twine, wrapping it several times around each board on both sides.

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