Posted on May 9 2012

Completely Pinteresting: Nail + Yarn Word Art

In a fit of sudden inspiration, I grabbed the nearest hammer, nails and yarn I could find and got to work yesterday afternoon.  From start to finish, this took me around a half an hour to complete.  I saw this lovely project on Pinterest (originally from Jen Loves Kev) which reminded me of the beautiful threaded words of Dominique Falla.  Her work is completely awe-inspiring.  I didn’t really plan a lot, I just got to work. Of course, as is the case with impromptu crafting, as soon as I was done I already knew what I wanted to change about it.  But since there are nails in the wall, I decided to stick with what I’d already done.  And I do love, it, imperfections and all.

I wrote out the letters on paper, taped them to the wall, and hammered my nails right where I wanted them.  It’s pretty simple, actually.  I then ripped off the paper and wound the yarn around as randomly as possible.  The possibilities are endless: “fun,” people’s initials, simple shapes, and “I love ‘Parks and Recreation” all seem like viable options.  Well, almost all of those ideas seem viable.   Watch out everyone, you know what gift you’re receiving for any and every special occasion! 

Note: I am at peace with these dark photos.  This corner of the kitchen gets the best light these days around 8 pm, right before the sun sets, and right in the midst of our bedtime routine for the little dude.  So, this sub-par morning light will have to suffice.


  1. Hillary says:

    Looks great, but I’m disappointed it doesn’t say EAT ME.

  2. Amy D. says:

    I love it! Think how well you could now add “ATE” or “TEA” in another location! Now, am I brave enough to let my petite kids to go work with some nails and yarn?

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