Introduction: DIY Country Map-Flag String Art

String art isn't anything new. I just wanted to merge my country's map and flag together in this art. This can also be done for any country. So grab all the supplies and go make one!

Step 1: Materials Needed

To make country-map string art you'll need:

  1. Wooden piece (1 inch thick and size of you choice),
  2. Hammer,
  3. Nails,
  4. Crochet threads (all the colors on your country flag),
  5. Paper and pencil.

Step 2: Preparing the Nails

Take a piece of paper according to the size of the wooden board. Draw an outline of your country's' map with a pencil. Place the paper on the wooden board.

Now start hammering the nails along the traced outline. Try to keep equal distance between the nails. You can mark the places where you want to hammer the nails.

Hammer the nails half way into the wooden board.

As my country's (Bangladesh) flag is very simple (Green flag with a red circle in the center) so it was easy for me to include the flag inside the map. I'm guessing that it would be very difficult for many others.

Anyways, this might take a while but you'll feel great after it's done!

Step 3: Getting Started

Done hammering the nails? great! Now you can rip off the paper.

Rip it off nice and slow and make sure not to leave any paper scraps on the board.

Step 4: The String Art!

Choose a starting point. Take the thread, wrap it around any nail and tie a knot.

Start wrapping the thread around the nails randomly but try to keep a sound pattern.

This is the fun part and I really enjoyed wrapping the thread and creating random patterns.

When you'll reach to the end you can simply wrap the thread around a nail and tie a knot. Apply a drop of glue to secure the knot and trim extra thread.

Step 5: Completing the Pattern

I used red crochet thread to complete the circle in the center.

I started like the previous one. Filling the circle was much easier and more fun!

Tie a knot when you're done. Apply a drop of glue on the knot and trim extra thread.

You can simply attach a hanging mechanism to it (at the back of the board) as you won't need to frame it.

Happy Mother Language Day!

Comments

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jameth15 (author)2016-07-28

This is great! Very detailed instuctable, thank you for doing this. I live in the U.S. so it should be interesting to see how it comes out! (maybe post pic later)

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fenk (author)2015-11-27

You are awesome!! Well done

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Tarun Upadhyaya (author)2015-02-25

Guess I missed this one. This is such an awesome Idea :)

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Thanks Tarun! I'd love to see more country map-flag version of this one (hint hint!) :)

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mountainmasha (author)2015-02-24

I love this! I want to make one for Ukraine (not my home country, but I lived there for a couple years). I'll post a picture when I'm done.

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Thanks! Great, can't wait to see it :)

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Ami9702 (author)2015-02-22

I love it! Looks great :D

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DIY Maker (author)2015-02-20

Truly awesome and cool ible...

This ible is so easy and well descriptive...

Every step is fully described .....

And the most important thing is that it looks just Awesome...We loved that it showed the feelings of every one for his country...

And you have done a great job on the images...

We live in India So we are your neighbors.....

We will surely make our Country's string art and share it with you....

Just the perfect number of steps have been written...The final product is very nice and just amazing...

Thanks For Sharing this ible.....

And as WildOne1985 said This is so nice....

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Thank you for the nice compliments! I truly appreciate it :)

No problem, I love to share craft ideas! And Eagerly waiting to see more country map-flag string arts!

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WildOne1985 (author)2015-02-20

Neat! This could be adapted to multiple other patterns. I might make one of my own someday :)

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Thank you so much! I would love to see, please share a picture if you make one :)

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