Time Required :
About an hour
Intermediate
Intermediate
You're somewhat experienced with the skills necessary to complete this project, but you haven't mastered all the elements, yet.

gray wash wood buffalo string art

Step 1
Click here to download and print the buffalo template. Cut out the shape.  
Step 2
Tape the buffalo pattern to the center of the wooden sign. 
Step 3
Hammer the 1" nails ½" apart along the outside of the buffalo template, creating an outline of the buffalo. Remove the pattern. 
Step 4
Pick one color of string to begin color blocking part of the buffalo. Pick a starting nail and tie a knot around it. After making sure this knot is secure, cut the excess string on the free side. 
Step 5
Connect string to a nail across from the starting nail. Wrap the string around the nail and connect this to another nail across the pattern. Remember to keep the string within the desired color block. Repeat until the color block is completely covered. 
Step 6
After completely wrapping the string around the color blocked area, pick a nail to finish on. Knot the string around the last nail and cut off the excess string. 
Step 7
Repeat Steps 4-6 with two other colors of string to create two more color blocks within the buffalo. 
Step 8
Pick a nail on the outside of the buffalo and knot the cream string to it. Cut the excess on the free side. 
Step 9
Loop the cream string around every outside nail in order of the pattern to define the shape. Once the entire buffalo is outlined, knot the cream string on the last nail and cut the excess string.
 
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  • 853466674
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    • Color: 433 MD Brown
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    • Color: 3021 VY DK Brown Gray
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    • Color: 739 Ultra VY LT Tan
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  • Household Tape
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  • Printer
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