Glowing Skull String Art

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If you're looking for a Halloween decoration that glows at night but still looks cool in the daylight, look no further. This skull string art is the perfect way to add texture to your Halloween display while offering a fun glowing feature at night.

See the full glowing skull string art tutorial on Wholesale Party Supplies!

Step 1: Supplies Needed

  • Wood plaque
  • Acrylic paint and paintbrush
  • Wire Nails
  • Design (Free Skull template here!)
  • Crochet string, baker’s twine or embroidery thread (we used 2 skeins of glow in the dark embroidery thread to complete this version!)
  • Hammer
  • Temporary tape (Painter’s tape is great!)

Step 2: Paint the Plaque

Paint your wood plaque with an acrylic paint color of your choice. Make sure to choose a color that contrasts your string.

Step 3: Hammer Your Pattern

Once dry, lay the template down onto the surface and adhere it into place with the temporary tape.

Use a hammer to nail in wire nails following the pattern. Start with nails at the key points and continue adding them around the shape. Remove the template once the hammering is complete.

Step 4: Create the Outline

Tie your string onto one nail of the inner eye shape and go around the outside of that shape, wrapping around each nail as you go. Tie off once you get to the end. Repeat for the other eye and the nose.

Tie your string around one the leftmost nail of the mouth and follow the outline of the outer mouth shape and the inner teeth on the template. Tie off once you get to the end.

Tie your string around a nail on the outer skull shape and repeat the above steps to complete the full outline of the skull shape.

Step 5: Fill in the Rest

Now you are free to crisscross your heart out!

This is where each nail art project will be completely different! A one of a kind piece of handmade art!

Step 6: Finish Weaving

Weave your string around the inner skull shape, making sure not to cross through the vacant eye sockets, nose hole or the mouth.

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