Introduction: String Art Room Decor

I will show you how to make beautiful string art. It is quite cheap to make with some simple materials.

Materials needed:

  • Awl or Center punch
  • Hammer
  • Nails
  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Plywood

Step 1: Design!

Draw your design on a piece of paper. Once you are satisfied with the design, mark out points at corners and at tight curves first. Try to space out the points evenly. Then, using an awl or center punch transfer the marks onto the plywood. You can just draw directly on the wood but you will need to erase the marks.

Step 2: Nails

If you want to stain or paint your plywood, now is the time to do so. I am staining mine because I am using a white thread. The stain will improve the contrast. I used brass plated nails for this.

Step 3: Stringing

Tie a knot on a nail, then, wrap the thread around the next nail once and do the same to the next nail to create an outline of the image. Once the outline is done, wrap the thread around random nails to fill in the gaps. Once his is done, tie a knot on a nail and trim the excess off.

Step 4: Done!

It’s completed. I made this as room decor. This took an hour to finish, the nailing took longer than expected, but the finished product looks amazing.

Happy making! Tell me in the comments if you made it.

Fiber Arts Contest 2017

Participated in the
Fiber Arts Contest 2017

Hand Tools Only Contest 2017

Participated in the
Hand Tools Only Contest 2017