Nail and String Feather

Nail and String Feather



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***This post does not include instructions, it is not a DIY. Apologies.

If you have seen our wedding photos, you might have seen our nail and string table numbers. You can see them in action here, or here with the photographs we took of the paper goods Steven designed. I enjoyed making the table numbers, and thought I could come up with something nice to put up in our home after the wedding. I made a bunch of terrible attempts, and landed on this.

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  • Yvette on Sep 20, 2016 Reply

    Could u please email me the tutorial on the nail and string feather?ASAP PLEASE LATE ON A BDAY GIFT FOR POPI…

    • Nicole on Nov 23, 2016 Reply

      Sorry I missed this comment Yvette! Unfortunately, I never wrote up instructions for this one. Someone must have just added the word tutorial when they put the project on Pinterest.

    • Sarah Feldhaus on Jan 09, 2017 Reply Your comment is awaiting moderation.

      Yvette I started doing these. Pinterest has great ideas and if you are good, free hand the feather. Good luck.

  • Josh on Apr 16, 2015 Reply

    Did you use 2 different color of nail heads? What size nails also?

  • Megan on Dec 06, 2014 Reply

    This is so beautiful. I homeschool my kids, and I have been looking for a piece of art to do with them that doesn’t look “kid craft.” This looks perfect. What type of string did you use? I saw this on pinterest and it said “tutorial”, although I don’t see an actual tutorial. Are you just stringing from center to outside, once on each nail, or twice on each nail?

    • Nicole on Dec 15, 2014 Reply

      Thank you so much! Unfortunately, I never wrote up instructions for this one. Someone must have just added the word tutorial when they put the project on Pinterest. You can find all of the other the DIY projects on the main project page.

  • NATALIE on Nov 19, 2014 Reply


  • David on Jan 07, 2014 Reply

    What’s the size of the wooden plank?

    • Nicole on Jan 13, 2014 Reply

      Unfortunately it’s still packed in a box somewhere, but it’s probably somewhere around 4″ x 9″

  • marnie on Nov 10, 2013 Reply

    Beautiful feather string art!!! I love it :) question…I’ve been working on a few pieces with string art and want to incorporate it with Paverpol – so here’s my question – how do you keep your nail height consistent? I have some higher and some lower…kind of frustrating. Again, I LOVE the feather design you did…very graceful and beautiful :D

    • Nicole on Nov 11, 2013 Reply

      Hey Marnie, I’m glad you like the feather! I kept my nail height consistent by using a pair of needle nose pliers. I would hold the nail right near the head with the pliers and nail in until I couldn’t anymore.The nails would then be nailed in to the plier’s height. It’s not perfect, but it works.

  • Kim on Jul 18, 2013 Reply

    What did you do to treat the wood to get that finish?

    • Nicole on Jul 19, 2013 Reply

      Stained it a walnut color, and white washed it with paint

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