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My unique Dutch idea to String Art!
I've seen many beautiful creations of String Art from people with their home states in America. So I created my own with where I'm currently living... The Netherlands! Using the Dutch flag colours and a map style as my background. The heart being Orange as thats also a pretty Dutch colour for the football and for the Queens Day.

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  • How to make string art. My String Art Of The Netherlands - Step 1
    Step 1

    I started with a canvas and went to the local DIY store to get a piece of scrap wood cut perfectly into place there and then. I did this because I chose to use nails instead of pins.

  • How to make string art. My String Art Of The Netherlands - Step 2
    Step 2

    I drew the outline of The Netherlands by hand with pencil onto the canvas and chose to paint it with the colours of land and water.

  • How to make string art. My String Art Of The Netherlands - Step 3
    Step 3

    I made Germany and Belgium grey as the Netherlands was the main country. I started hammering the nails in 1cm apart from each other. I made a little pencil mark of the places that the nails had to go in first to make sure it would be equalled out.

  • How to make string art. My String Art Of The Netherlands - Step 4
    Step 4

    Close up of my hammering skills and the 1cm distance apart, they are not too crooked hehe!

  • How to make string art. My String Art Of The Netherlands - Step 5
    Step 5

    Nails all hammered in!

  • How to make string art. My String Art Of The Netherlands - Step 6
    Step 6

    I see with most string art from America that they put the heart where they are from in that state. I'm living in Rotterdam around the southwest of the heart but I chose to put the heart in the middle as it was easier for the string to be straight to the middle and more equal overall (expecially with the little corner down south!).

  • How to make string art. My String Art Of The Netherlands - Step 7
    Step 7

    Here's that little corner! I chose the colours of the NEtherlands flag of red, white and blue and made it equally going around in that order from start to end. Looks fantastic with the colours together!

  • How to make string art. My String Art Of The Netherlands - Step 8
    Step 8

    I chose Orange for the middle colour to wrap around my heart (I weaved it in and out of the nails above the red, white and blue cotton to be the focus point). Orange being the football team colour and from the national holiday of Queens Day (The previous Queens birthday).

  • How to make string art. My String Art Of The Netherlands - Step 9
    Step 9

    I superglued the tiny ends of the cotton to another piece at one of the nails and its not noticable at all. I can't wait to make another one!

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MaicsGrachie
MaicsGrachie

i wonder if it will also work for the country i live in....

English Ginger
English Ginger · 34 projects

Where do you live? Theres always a way to make it work :)

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Shirin L.
Shirin L. · Tai Mo Shan, HK · 36 projects

Wow this is really amazing! I love the colours!

English Ginger
English Ginger · 34 projects

Thanks! I plan on making another soon! :D

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JenniNolan
JenniNolan · Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Now that is awesome.. - Just found this site.. - I am a cub scout leader and this would be an awesome project with the Worldwide scout emblem.

English Ginger
English Ginger · 34 projects

Great idea! I've also had someone comment on my facebook that they are also planning to do something simular for a logo for a youth club. I plan on making a new one of these soon with my Home town as the design!

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MissCindy
MissCindy · Zwolle, Overijssel, NL · 37 projects

Wat gaaf! Ziet er echt super leuk uit!

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BlowMeAway
BlowMeAway · Aalten, Gelderland, NL · 4 projects

whoo nederlanders !! :) echt heel mooi!!

English Ginger
English Ginger · 34 projects

dank je! :)

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Liesjaa Anna
Liesjaa Anna · Helmond, · 20 projects

Mede Nederlander!

English Ginger
English Ginger · 34 projects

:D

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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · Edinburgh, GB · 723 projects

This looks amazing, great job!

English Ginger
English Ginger · 34 projects

Thank you!

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