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35 DIY String Art Patterns

Among all the forms of crafts you can work on with a bunch of string, the string art with some nails or a needle is the most popular. It is much easier than embroidery work, being more fun with interesting, unique outcomes. There are really no limitations to the patterns you can achieve and the designs you can make using the string art technique.

String Art Patterns

String Art Patterns

Project Overview

Basic Supplies

  1. A wooden plaque (size and shape depends on the project you are working on)
  2. String (strong embroidery thread/yarn/hemp cord/jute twine)
  3. Measuring tape or scale
  4. Scissors
  5. Small nails
  6. Hammer
  7. A sheet of paper (to draw your pattern on)
  8. spray paint (if you want to paint the wooden board)

Difficulty Level

This is a really simple and fun craft where you just need to draw your chosen pattern on a large paper, place the paper over the wooden plaque, hammer the nails in place to get the design on the wood, remove the paper and connect the nails with colorful strings. There is no specific rule for stinging the nails, so you can try your creativity there. And, here you can find a number of detailed tutorials to help you with it.

How to Make a String Art

DIY String Art

An attractive, yet incredibly easy-to-make piece of art for your living room wall

DIY String Art

DIY String Art

String Art Calendar

A basic string art pattern, the geometric design has a nice three-dimensional effect that looks even more prominent when worked in two colors.

Free String Art Template

Free String Art Template

String Art Candle Pattern

You can work this pattern in a single color or combine even more shades of bright orange, red and yellow to turn the pattern into an even more colorful project.

String Art Pattern

String Art Pattern

Easy Alphabet String Art

This can be a perfect DIY craft for Mothers’ Day as ‘mom’ is the first word that the large pink ‘M’ brings to our minds.

String Art Letter Pattern

String Art Letter Pattern

Geometric String Art Pattern

Geometric String Art Pattern

Geometric String Art Pattern

Circular String Art Directions

A simple pattern that gives basic instructions for a string art project, this one is ideal for beginners looking to learn the process.

String Art Design

String Art Design

String Art Heart Pattern

Check out the free pattern and you might find an idea for the next birthday or Valentine card you are planning to make.

Heart String Art

Heart String Art

DIY Texas Nail and String Art

It is bound to be an interesting pattern for all those from the state of Texas, and it even has a cute heart in the middle, expressing your love for your state.

Texas String Art Pattern

Texas String Art Pattern

DIY State String Art

State String Art

State String Art

Spirograph String Art Pattern

String art projects always look good when you use dark colored strings or yarns on a light (preferably white) background. This free pattern provides some proof.

Spirograph String Art

Spirograph String Art

DIY Michigan String Art Tutorial

Michigan String Art Pattern

Michigan String Art Pattern

State of Ohio String Art Instructions

Another state string art, imagine how cool it would be to have such a unique handmade craft adorning your drawing room wall, complimenting your creative skills!

Cool Map String Art

Cool Map String Art

String Art Pattern Directions

The three-dimensional effect provided by the stringing technique makes this one even more dreamy.

Dream String Art

Dream String Art

Desktop 3D String Art

Who would not love to have such a cool handcrafted piece on their work table or maybe their writing desk? The resemblance it holds with a spider only makes it more interesting.

3D String Art

3D String Art

Round String Art Project

You have got to love how this one has a traditional yet modern look, with the round design resembling the sun. A more vibrant color combination can turn this one even more special.

Free String Art Pattern

Free String Art Pattern

Anchors Away String Art

If you have a spare wooden tablet, some nails and some blue string then this could be the next art project you would want to work on. It does make such a nice gift idea as well.

Nail String Art

Nail String Art

Lenten Nail and String Art

Cross String Art

Cross String Art

String Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower, a landmark that has made its way into all sorts of art and craft projects, looks extra special when worked with nails and strings. The pink and black combination really makes the pattern work.

Eiffel Tower String Art

Eiffel Tower String Art

String Art Christmas Tree & Card Display

It’s not just a pretty string art Christmas tree wall hanging, it is also a card display that allows the little ones in your family show off their holiday drawings and artworks.

Christmas String Art

Christmas String Art

Make Your Own String Art

This is a rather simple pattern to follow, especially for expert and intermediate string artists, giving a general idea about making alphabet string art so you can work on any word or letter you may choose.

Typographic String Art Patterns Free

Typographic String Art Patterns Free

Typographic “Free Love” String Art

Typographic crafts have always been popular, as people love to have wall decors and showpieces featuring motivational words and phrases. String art is the perfect medium to express your faith and beliefs in one (or two) word.

Love String Art Pattern

Love String Art Pattern

String Art Tutorial

Flower String Art

Flower String Art

DIY Tree String Art

All you will need for this project is a square piece of plywood, a marker, a hammer, some nails and of course olive green string. Follow the DIY instructions to make a masterpiece artwork.

String Art Tree

String Art Tree

String Art on Wood

This is a rather simple pattern, suitable for beginner string artists and children. However, make sure not to let your kids handle the nail and hammer part.

Simple String Art Circle

Simple String Art Circle

Heart String Art on Wood

The powder blue colored string brings out the simple craft work on the white wooden background. Of course, you can use any color you want to, but it would be better if you stick to the mild pastel shades for the yarn.

String Art Heart Pattern

String Art Heart Pattern

Flower String Art Pattern

Free String Art Pattern to Print

Free String Art Pattern to Print

Vintage Ampersand String Art DIY

This one is done with the ampersand, but check out the directions once and you will see how easily you can do it with any letter or word.

Nail and String Art

Nail and String Art

California Love String Art

Yet another state string art with California as the theme for this one. By now you must have understood the basic procedure so you can work on a project with any state or country map.

California String Art Instructions

California String Art Instructions

Black And White Skull String Art

Fun String Art DIY

Fun String Art DIY

Comic Book Inspired String Art Directions

A real creative and unique pattern, perfect for comic book lovers; imagine the happiness on your kid’s face when he sees the new ‘POW!’ wall hanging on his wall.

String Art on Canvas

String Art on Canvas

Mickey String Art

Easy String Art for Kids

Easy String Art for Kids

DIY Holiday String Art

A typographic string art DIY, you can always change the background texture and string colors for a unique effect.

String Wall Art

String Wall Art

Typographic String Art

Pin and String Art

Pin and String Art

Geometric String Art Escort Cards

Here is a creative way of escorting your guests, whether it’s a formal event or just a casual get together. Using colors matching to the theme of your party will compliment your artistic style even more.

Patterns for String Art

Patterns for String Art

Butterfly String Art Instructions

A nice idea for a Mothers’ Day or Valentine’s Day card, your kids can easily make this one with a little bit of help.

Butterfly String Art

Butterfly String Art

The history of string art goes a long way, to the end of the 19th century, with modern artists continuing to experiment with the technique to create fresh unique designs. You could also try to create something of your own, using ideas from the above patterns.

Published on January 9th 2015 by

12 Responses to 35 DIY String Art Patterns

  1. Linda says:

    Any chance you’ve seen a string art pattern for a race car?

  2. veronica Nair says:

    Very interesting. Would be great if there was detailed instructions.

  3. Judy says:

    Thanks this was a great help my kids will love it

  4. Pamela Williams says:

    I have been looking all over for a beautiful mythical fairy pattern & tutorial for string art but have been unsuccessful!!!! I do NOT want anything cartoonish. I want her to be beautiful & realistic looking. If you could be of any help it would be greatly appreciated!!!!! Thank you sooo much….
    Mz. Williams

  5. Betty says:

    Do you have detailed instructions and nail pattern for Aggies longhorns

  6. Maria says:

    Can you help by telling me where I can get hold of the Irish four leaf clover pattern

  7. Pat says:

    I would love to have the instructions for the first string art picture at the top of this page which is a white circular pattern. It says, “DIY String Art.” When you click on that you get something written in Chinese. Can you help me? I really like this pattern.

  8. Elpie says:

    I would like to know the variety of your string and nail art if you have for me to buy and where can I find it

  9. dawn jyner says:

    looking for a tree , want it to look old. it also need to big a shadow

  10. judith strange says:

    Please Have you any Zodiac emblems would love to do Scorpio for my daughter for Xmas

    • admin says:

      Well, you can always run a Google search to get some Scorpio string art patterns, but if that doesn’t work, you can try learning the basic method by trying a few simple patterns from above. Like the state patterns or the heart. Once you get the hang of the procedure, you will be able to work out a Scorpio pattern yourself. It’s not really that difficult, just find some sample images from Google to help you. The idea is really cool, and your daughter will surely love it and it will be worth your hard work.

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