Try this striking and beautiful craft – anyone can do it!
Here’s howCLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE TEMPLATE
Cut a piece of superwood to 60cm by 40cm. Gently sand with sandpaper to remove rough edges. Wipe with a dry cloth to remove any particles. Paint the wood surface and sides with black paint. Allow to dry and apply a second coat. Print the rhino template. Place towards the bottom of the wood and keep in place with masking tape. Knock in
panel nails at the large dots through the paper. Once all the nails are in, carefully remove the paper. If there are any marks, do a quick touchup with a thin paintbrush and paint. Tie a piece of thin cotton or wool to one of the nails, trim off excess, then start stringing around the nails. Be sure to string around each nail. Once happy with the design, tie a knot around the nail and cut off any excess.
Tip: For easy nailing, hold the nail with a clothes peg. This way each nail will be straight and hammered in at the same height, as well as protecting your fingers.
Magazine issue date: June, 2020