Tuesday, February 11, 2014

DIY String-Art




Happy Tuesday all. The project I had planned for today didn't work out, but I'm not giving up on it! So instead today I'd thought I'd share how to make this DIY String-Art that I originally shared on Home Coming a few months ago.

A while ago I pinned this from Delightful Deets. It is a beautful Deer Head String Art. I knew I wanted to do something similar but with a word. Here is what I did:


What you need:
One convenient thing about this project was I was able to find all the supplies at Hobby Lobby. I just love that store!

The piece of wood I found was beveled on the edges. While I like the beveled edge look, it wasn't the look I was going for with this project. So I turned the piece of wood over and used the back.



I first sanded the wood on the side I used and the edges.



Next I stained the wood with a dark stain.



Once the wood was stained the color I wanted I moved on to creating the string-art part. I used the word "create" in marketing script font and printed out the outline of the word. I taped the "create" outline onto the wood, then hammered 1/2 nails into my wood along the outline of the word.



Next I wrapped my string around the nails. I choose a coral color, which contrasted nicely with the dark wood.



First I tied the string around one of the nails, then wrapped the string around the outline of the word. Next, I went back over the word with the string to fill it in. You may want to refer to a print out of your word, I had too. : )  When filling in the word I didn't follow any pattern, I just randomly filled it with what I thought looked good.



And this is pretty much all there is to it.



I'm really happy with how it turned out. : ) I placed it where I do my crafting as a little creative inspiration.



This project would also be great for Valentine's Day. Just substitute the word love or use a heart shape!
stephanie

3 comments:

  1. I love it Stephanie! ~Lisa @ Practically Perfect Home

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  2. Hi Stephanie! I love this project so much I'm going to feature it on my 'Weekly Wonders' post tomorrow morning. Thank you for sharing! ~Lisa @ Practically Perfect Home

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