Easy DIY String Art

Get wrapped up in this so-simple string art project! Watch and learn how to make your own monogram string art with a few basic craft supplies.

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Add a touch of sophistication to your walls with this simple string art project. It's one of those crafts that looks way harder than it actually is. Even the most inexperienced DIYers can create a beautiful piece o stringf art for any room or make one to give as a gift. We'll show you how to do it in three steps using basic supplies.

What You Need

  • Wood block
  • Letter, printed on paper
  • Small nails
  • Hammer
  • Crochet string or thread
  • Hammer
  • Scissors
  • Painters tape

Step 1: Attach Pattern

Print out a large letter of your choice to use as a pattern. Be creative; you're not limited to just letters. You could also do a special date, a number, an outline of your home state, or a profile of an animal. Place the printed desgn on a wood bloock, then tape it in place.

Step 2: Add Nails

Using your pattern as a guide, hammer nails around the outline of the shape. Remove the paper when you're finished. Don't worry if it tears—you won't need it after this step.

Step 3: Wrap String

Now for the fun part! Start by tying a knot around a corner nail to secure one end of the string to the board. Moving from nail to nail, wrap the string in random patterns until you reach the end of the shape. If at any point, the tension is too slack or you run out of thread, you can cut and tie the string at the nail you're on, then start with a new piece. Feel free to experiment with matching or contrasting string colors as you go. Tie a knot at the last nail you land on, and your project is finished!

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