Made this Wisconsin style and it turned out absolutely perfect. Tips: find long enough nails with decent size heads to hold string, play with string color ( many colors and sizes at craft stores), and paint and antique (or add fabric) the background for the string to pop. I will continue to make these for presents for sure!
Great idea! My mom would love this for mother's day. She always says it is so hard to remember everyone's birthday. I would do all the work for her, make it artsy in her taste, and wha-la, perfect gift. :)