Block of wood at least 1/2" thick
Wire Nails (#18 x 5/8")
Needle Nose Pliers
Mechanical Pencil top (or yarn needle with a dull end) (optional)
1. Measure out your block of wood. Using Word or a similar program, type your word, keeping it within your measurements, then print. Trace your word onto the tissue paper and make dots where you want to put your nails. Line up and tape the tissue on the wood and, using the pliers to hold the nails in place, begin to hammer in the nails.
2. Unscrew the top of a mechanical pencil off and thread it onto the red string. Use this to help guide the thread around the nails. Start a square knot, but wait to tighten it until it is around one of the nails and leave a long tail.
3. Once you have made your way all around, use the original tail to tie another knot. Before cutting the string, put a spot of super glue on the knot and let it dry, then clip the tails.