With this weekend being the official start of one of my favorite things about fall, college football, I thought I’d spruce the place up with a little team spirit! I originally saw stick art in a heart shaped via Pinterest here, and decided to give it a go with my own twist on it.
It was a very easy and cheap project and took less than an hour to do!
What I used:
- Twigs from my backyard
- Green acrylic paint
- Paint brush
- Wooden paint stir stick
- Paint pen/marker
- Jewelry wire
- Clear poly spray
I started by breaking the twigs up and placing them where I wanted on a flat surface. In this case, outside on a beautiful day, with some snacks : )
Then paint the sticks individually with acrylic paint and let them dry for about 30 mins. One spray with some poly to protect the color, and you’re ready to move on to your paint stir stick while that dries! Cut it to your desired length, sand the edges, and paint with your acrylic paint. Once dry, I took a sliver paint pen and wrote “Let’s Go State” for some extra team spirit and let that dry as well!
After that, I used the wire to loop all of the twigs together, wrapping the wire around each twig once, and at the beginning and end of each strand, wrapping the wire around 3-4 times for strength. Depending on which letter or shape you do, the amount of wire and twists will be different, but in this case my Spartan S was pretty straight forward.
I then used the wire to attach the painted stir stick to the top of my S and created a loop to hang the piece with. Add a ribbon or bow to the top, and you’ve got yourself some homemade art! I replaced the summery flower I currently have hanging with this new art, and while I’m sad to think of putting away summer decor, I’m crazy excited to watch some Spartan football this weekend!
Prost : ) Go Green, Go White, Go State!