DIY easy string art

16 Aug

M_StringArt_Hero

I’m not joking I have been wanting to make some string art for the last 5 years or so and just never got around to doing it. The closest I came to it was making some string art heart cards earlier this year on kraft card. I don’t know why I hadn’t just started it, as it is so simple and fun to do, and very inexpensive you most probably have everything you need already lying around at home.

I got this piece of wood free from an off cut bin at Bunnings, score! The mister had these nails already, (it is best if they have quite a flat head to stop the string popping off the top!) And of course you need some string – I have used Brickie’s line in fluro pink that I already had a reel of, I also bought this from Bunnings previously.

Measure out your piece of wood, and create a template so you can draw/print/position what and where you want your design. I transferred my design onto the wood, by tracing over it with a bit of weight so that I could make a very fine indent of where my design is placed. You could also just tape your paper to the wood, then nail the nails in, then rip the paper away before you start to use the string.

Start

Depending on your design, evenly space the nails out, remember you will need nails wherever there is a corner to make sure you get that sharp edge. Also make sure that the nails are in steady enough to withstand the pull of the string, yet high enough to have the string wrapped around several times.

Nailing

Tie your string to a starting nail, then string away! I didn’t really have a set plan, other than I started with an outline, then worked from left to right and back again, making sure that I filled all the spaces in between and that the letter was clearly being formed. Once you are satisfied it has come together, tie a knot around a nail to finish.

StringSet

And yep it’s done and it really is that easy! I actually finished the edges by painting them a light grey for that extra finishing touch.

M_StringArt_Edges

So don’t wait as long as I did to make this crafty delight, get on with it! x

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2 Responses to “DIY easy string art”

  1. Cass @foodmyfriend November 22, 2013 at 9:35 am #

    That is so beautiful! I bet she loves it :) Now I want to make string art!

    • Muska&Elvis November 22, 2013 at 12:49 pm #

      Do it Cass! It’s fun and easy ;) x

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