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.
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.
An attractive, yet incredibly easy-to-make piece of art for your living room wall
A basic string art pattern, the geometric design has a nice three-dimensional effect that looks even more prominent when worked in two colors.
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.
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.
A simple pattern that gives basic instructions for a string art project, this one is ideal for beginners looking to learn the process.
Check out the free pattern and you might find an idea for the next birthday or Valentine card you are planning to make.
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.
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.
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!
The three-dimensional effect provided by the stringing technique makes this one even more dreamy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A typographic string art DIY, you can always change the background texture and string colors for a unique effect.
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.
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.
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 Daphne Bennette