Thursday, November 7, 2013

Guest Post: DIY String Art

String art is a pretty popular trend right now. I've seen anything from string art states, deer heads to balloons on Pinterest and loved them all. I don't know if I'm talented enough to make string art actually look like anything, but lucky for you Stephanie from Simply Dream & Create is here to show us how she made this amazing piece of string art.

Hi Home Coming readers, I'm Stephanie and I blog over at Simply Dream & Create. I'm a science nerd by day and craft crazy by night. I have a huge passion for crafts and I'm constantly learning and exploring the craft world! I'm very excited to be here!

A few months 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. Recently I was able to get around to making it and I'd thought I'd share it with you all! Here is what I did:

What you need:
  • Wooden Board
  • Wood Stain
  • Paint Brush
  • Hammer
  • Nails
  • String
  • Outline of Design
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.

Thanks for having me Kayla!
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  1. Great project !!

    I would love you to come and share @ Craft, Create & Inspire linky party !!!

    Look forward to seeing you there :)

    Claire x

  2. Very cool! Looks complicated when you first look at it, but your instructions make it seem doable! Nice work :)

  3. Very, very, very cool. So wanna make this now!

  4. I like yours!! Looks like a fun kids craft too!

  5. Thanks for joining us at the Foodies and Crafties Soiree! This is so funky and cool- I've never seen anything like it!

  6. LOVE THIS! Did it take you long? Thanks for liking up at Foodies and Crafties Soiree!

  7. thank you so much for sharing this at last weeks Craft, Create & Inspire linky party, your awesome project is featured this week !!! please stop by and grab a featured button !!!

    Hope you will join us this week too :)

    Claire x

  8. This is so lovely! Thanks for sharing at Foodies & Crafties Soirée!
    Gosia | Kiddie Foodies

  9. LOVE this! Pinning now, welcome Stephanie, great project :)
    -Molly from Just a Little Creativity

  10. I am sharing this tutorial on my blog tomorrow for Friday Favorites! It is so cute and I think I might do our last name!