I love the look of String Art and I had been wanting to try my hand at it- honestly it seemed really hard just looking at the images I saw on Pinterest. Most tutorials I saw required that you use an overhead projector to make the design, I don’t know about you but I don’t have one of those laying around. I shared how I made the first string art design I ever did HERE. Christmas is getting closer and I wanted to give the string art a seasonal change too. Sadly the first design I tried was a #fail. I didn’t give up, I tried again and ended up with a really cute Christmas Design.
I took for granted how easy and simple the heart really was to create…because my second attempt wasn’t as easy.
I didn’t take pictures of my first String Art Christmas attempt. I did however have a couple of pictures I took of my kids reading together the other day with the #fail string art above them.
I don’t think it was bad. The tree should have went up a little higher before I started the star. SO learn from me and make sure you love the drawing of your design before you start putting a billion nails in your board and stringing on yards and yards of string. I decided to take all the nails down and created this instead….
A big snowflake or a star depending who is looking at it. It was really simple to make. I think I really like the pink in their room too.
The first step was to paint the MDF board in white paint. I did keep the original heart design and just unscrewed the back and flipped it to use the other side.
The next step would be to figure out what design you want to do. You can either make your own design out of large piece of paper or find shapes around your home like I did. (that was the easiest way).
I had a star from my Christmas decor and used a piece of art for the base. For the tree I just used a tape measure to make lines for the tree branches.
For the snowflake after I traced a large star that I had I free-handed bigger pieces to turn the star into a snowflake. Then I just added a few more nails to create longer straight pieces off of the snowflake center.
When I hammered my nails, I did them about an inch apart. If you are using a smaller piece of wood you can do them closer. Then I just went for it with the string. I strung it back and forth over and over until I liked how much string was on my design.
Below are some of my favorite EASY String Art design ideas. I looked all over Pinterest for my favorites. Love to hear if you attempt a string art design project! Hopefully you won’t end up with a #fail like I did!
String art projects would make a great gift idea too. I know my 8 and 5 year old would love to make their own.
If you missed my last post- check it out HERE I shared our new favorite kindness book for Christmas.