Monday

DIY string art

If you follow me on instagram you already know what I was up to this weekend.  We had a ladies retreat for our Sunday School class at a lake in our area.  It was such a nice time of relaxation, getting to know each other better, encouraging one another, and indulging in some good food (thank you Ashley!)!  Of course we had to throw a little craft time in there too.  My sister, who headed everything up, asked me to come up with something that would be simple and inexpensive to do.  I racked my brain for a while and eventually decided on string art.  String art has been around forever and is so simple to create.  It's also really cheap.

I gathered all of our supplies from Hobby Lobby and did a test run to make sure everything would work well.  I did the outline of North Carolina with a heart around the area where we live.  It's far from perfect, but it was a fun little project.



I couldn't help myself and had to dress up the railheads with a gold Sharpie.  I also used string with gold flecks in it to add another element.




It's probably pretty obvious, but you basically just hammer nails into the wood in the shape that you want and then connect the nails randomly with some string.  

Some people did letters for their children or their last name.  And some went with shapes.  My sister actually had the idea to add a little white paint over the top for a whitewashed effect, so a few people went that route too.


Ironically, the house we were staying in had some vintage string art of it's own as you can see in the background of this picture.



I think these would be great mixed in with an eclectic gallery wall or even as a replacement for a wreath on your front door!  Older kids would probably love doing this too!

12 comments:

Unknown said...

Very cute! I've always loved this DIY art :)

Unknown said...

those are all awesome!!! so fun to do with a group, too!

Unknown said...

I've always thought about making string art too. Love yours

Unknown said...

What a fun project to do with friends. It sounds like you had a great weekend.

Unknown said...

So fun, I love all the endless possibilities!

Unknown said...

Love this project and that you can customize it to just about anything! Might be a good ones to keep the kids busy with this summer!

Unknown said...

I did string art when I was a teen and now my daughter wants to give it a go. Such a fun and easy project, and you end up with a statement art piece! Love :)

Unknown said...

What a great idea for a project together! I must say, your trial run with the white and gold is my fav! How wonderful that you were able to share your talents with your friends. Awesome.

Unknown said...

so fun! I always wanted something like this! love all the gold in yours!

Unknown said...

Great idea, Bethany. Love yours with the gold bits :)

Unknown said...

okay this is darling! Such a fun project!

Unknown said...

LOOVE string art!!! I bet you guys had so much fun.

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