Here's a project I saw made on CityLine the other day. I'm trying not to buy any Christmas decorations this year....so being creative...here I come.
First I used my hubbies circular saw. How.brave.am.I? Seriously people. This is a big step for me.
Next step. Draw a Christmassy picture on your board....or...for those less artistically inclined - print out an outline.
When you've got all your nails hammered in, take some twine or yarn and outline the diagram. Tie a loose end around one nail and start winding the yarn around each consecutive nail (hope that makes sense!) Check the diagram if it doesn't. Just do enough yarn to ensure you've put enough nails in. If you don't have enough, your picture will look shapeless....so put in more nails! Next, take your yarn back off and tear off the paper (if you've used a print out). Redo your yarn outline. You can leave just the outline or fill it in by randomly going back and forth across the middle as I have done.
The olive branch on mine looked messy and shapeless so I used a green permanent marker to color the nail heads and twine so you can tell what it is!