String Art

Time: 1.5 hours
Materials: wood slab, nails, string, hammer, clothespin

DIY String ArtIve seen a few string art tutorials floating around the internet and decided it was time to give the project a try for myself! While it ended up being a bit more intense than I expected (sorry downstairs neighbors for the noise), I’m really happy with the results. Here’s how I did it:

DIY String Art | The Crafted Life

 

The main problem I had was that the nails were so small, making it hard to hit them in without hitting my fingers. I recommend getting skinny nails that are a bit longer, though not too long or they’ll go through your board.

DIY String Art | The Crafted Life
Choose what shape you’d like for your art, print image, cut out. Secure with tape, then hammer nails in around the edges. *Tip* use a clothespin to keep nail in place if you want to avoid hitting your fingers!

DIY String Art | The Crafted Life
Once all nails are in place, tie a knot around one nail and begin stringing. There’s really no wrong way to do this, so have fun! End with a knot, cut the excess string and you’re all done!

DIY String Art | The Crafted Life

DIY String Art | The Crafted Life

DIY String Art | The Crafted Life