I have been admiring this string art projects for some time now. They looked overwhelming and a little hard to tackle. I needed something large for this wall and thought I would give the string art project a try, so glad I did!
I got this frame for a great price, it used to have a mirror in it that broke. I painted the board that was already in it white. Then started my string art project. Trace whatever shape you want onto a piece of paper. I used wrapping paper so it was large enough. Then trace it with pencil onto the board.
I found these aluminum tacks at a local hardware store. I liked the head versus a regular nail. You need to use a nail with a head to get the string to stay on. They are not as strong so they kept bending when I tried to hammer them in, not to mention they are really short.
I used a longer nail to make a hole and get it started.
Then Lola followed behind me and stuck all the tacks in, she loved helping. I followed her after and hammered them in.
Then the fun part. Tie a long piece in a knot around one of the nails, leave a long tail that you can tuck in behind a pattern. Start weaving the string in any pattern you like. I just started and went with it. I outlined the entire boarder with the string at the end to make it look finished. I had my string already that I got at Wal-Mart years ago. I liked that it came on a large bolt.
See more pictures of my daughters room and a tutorial on the map art above their bed in our Utah home HERE. And check out the changes I have already made to this bedroom, keeping the string art of coarse HERE. Remember you can click on a photo to PIN to your Pinterest account to save for later! You can follow me on Pinterest HERE.
So cute!! Love the heart and the subtlety of the color it adds!!!
Woo hoo! I love your bigger pictures. I should have told you how. Sorry I didn't.
The string project is so sweet and it's neat that you two did it together. 🙂