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String Art
I had 10 wooden boards laying around my house and wasn't sure what to do with them. String art was the only idea that kept hitting me. I've seen spirograph string arts but never attempted to make one, so I thought... lets give it a try. The ones I've made are really simple and beginner friendly since this is my first attempt as well.

Posted by Muhaiminah Faiz from Sylhet, Sylhet Division, Bangladesh • Published See Muhaiminah Faiz's 193 projects »
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  • How to make string art. Diy Rainbow Spirograph String Art - Step 1
    Step 1

    Mark the center of the board. Prepare pencil and compass, making sure that the point of the compass and the point of the pencil are in the same level. Set the point of the compass on the center of the board. Draw a circle on the board by keeping 0.5 inch or 1 inch border around the circle. You can draw more circles similarly.

  • How to make string art. Diy Rainbow Spirograph String Art - Step 2
    Step 2

    It's better if you mark the places where you want to hammer the nails. Use a transparent ruler to mark the nails' position along traced the circle. I marked points after every 1 cm.

  • How to make string art. Diy Rainbow Spirograph String Art - Step 3
    Step 3

    Done marking? Now start hammering the nails on the marked points along the traced circle. Hammer the nails half way into the wooden board.

  • How to make string art. Diy Rainbow Spirograph String Art - Step 4
    Step 4

    This step takes time and it can be quite boring but you have to hammer the nails patiently since the whole art depends on the nails' position.

  • How to make string art. Diy Rainbow Spirograph String Art - Step 5
    Step 5

    Select a nail as a starting point. Take a string, wrap it around any nail and tie a knot. Apply a drop of glue on the knot to make that it is secure.

  • How to make string art. Diy Rainbow Spirograph String Art - Step 6
    Step 6

    Count the nails and try to create a equilateral triangle with the string, by wrapping it around the nails. After making the first triangle you'll return to the starting point again. Simply skip that nail and go to the next one. Create another equilateral triangle by wrapping the string around every next nails of the previous ones.

  • How to make string art. Diy Rainbow Spirograph String Art - Step 7
    Step 7

    Continue to do the same. Since I'm trying to create a rainbow themed string art I won't be using the same string for the whole art. After wrapping half of the nails wrap the string around the nail near it, tie a knot and cut off the string. Take another string (of different color). Wrap it around the nail next to the previous nail (but not the same nail). Similarly create equilateral triangles until all nails are covered.

  • How to make string art. Diy Rainbow Spirograph String Art - Step 8
    Step 8

    You can keep the spirograph as it turned out in the previous step or you can also add more colors and layers. In the previous step I used 2 colors but this time I'm going to use 3 colors thus dividing the nails into 3 parts. Create another layer of spirograph by creating more equilateral triangles. Enjoy!

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Cybil L.
Cybil L. · Augusta, Georgia, US
So awesome...I can't wait to make that this weekend. Thanks for the simple tutorial. I appreciate it.
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Kay Bay
Kay Bay · London, GB · 28 projects
So pretty and would make such an effective art piece in the home!!!
Muhaiminah Faiz
Muhaiminah Faiz · Sylhet, Sylhet Division, BD · 305 projects
It's fun to make one! And thanks!
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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1427 projects
Wow this is gorgeous!
Muhaiminah Faiz
Muhaiminah Faiz · Sylhet, Sylhet Division, BD · 305 projects
Thanks Cat!
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