I had a lot of fun making this Batman String Art Sign for my nephew for his Batman-themed nursery. This is another easy project with a big WOW factor, because I think anything personalized is pretty cool!
So my nephew turned one last month and this project was long over due as I had planned on making this for his nursery before he was even born. I could picture this sign in my head as soon as my sister told me he will have a Batman-themed nursery.
Follow my video tutorial below or just scroll down and read my step by step instructions for this super easy and fun DIY project!
Stuff you will need:
- Wood plaque (I got mine at Michaels with a 40% off coupon)
- Crochet thread in yellow and black
- Yellow and black paint (I use paint samples from Lowes)
- Carbon Paper (I bought mine here but I’m sure you can find it at Michaels also)
- A pen hollowed out
- 1 x 16 nails from Lowes (the packet says “Wire Nails” but I don’t think it matters)
- Drill (only to pre-drill the holes to make hammering easier)
- And finally, your design!
So I started by googling the “Bat Symbol” and printing out the one I liked. Then I printed out the name in Microsoft Word. Just make sure it fits the plaque you bought.
I painted the yellow part first and then used the carbon paper to transfer the shape on there so I could paint the black part.
I painted on two coats of black to make it darker so the yellow would pop.
Then I cut the Batman symbol out and taped it onto the board so it wouldn’t move.
The next step is to start hammering. But I DON’T like hammering!! I always smash my fingers and it’s never pretty. So I came up with a little trick, which I was very excited about. I use a drill to pre-drill the holes, so all I have to do is put the nail in the hole and lightly hammer just hard enough for nails to go in. Easy peesy!
You certainly don’t have to use the drill and just hammer ,the good ol’ fashioned way, but it definitely makes it a lot easier!
Now you can start hammering away!!
Repeat the process with the name as well!
Once you’re done with the nails you’re ready to start “stringing”!
I used this little trick which makes it so much easier to string around the nails. Use a hollowed-out pen to put the string through and use it like you’re writing. Now I can’t take credit for this idea because I saw it somewhere while on one of my late Pinterest nights (you can’t tell me I’m the only one!), but whoever came up with that one is a genius! Just tie a little knot around the first nail and start “stringing”!
And thats it! You’re done with your very own String Art! Tell me what you think and if you will try it out please let me know in the comments section below. I would love to see some pictures!