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This easy DIY will make a big visual impact on any wall you hang it.
I love string art, there are so many variations you can do and they are all sure to add to any room you have them in. When I came across the idea for a feather string art, I knew right away it was something I needed to do. At Christmas time I had done a string art deer head, so I already had everything on hand. The string definitely compliments the delicateness of the feather and has turned into one of my favorite projects.

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  • How to make string art. Feather String Art - Step 1
    Step 1

    Using the blowtorch, burn your piece of plywood until you've reached the desired effect (optional). Cut your feather shape out of newspaper and centre it on your board. Secure it at the top and the bottm with a finishing nail and then start working your way around the template.

  • How to make string art. Feather String Art - Step 2
    Step 2

    I spaced the nails just over 3/8" all the way around the template. Once I had the border done, I removed the template and did the 'vein' down the centre spacing the nails at the same distance.

  • How to make string art. Feather String Art - Step 3
    Step 3

    I started at the bottom and tied a knot around the bottom most nail. From there I just wrapped the string taut around the nails of the stem until I reached the base of the feather. I brought the string to the centre vein and went up on either side in a V pattern, always coming back to the centre. When I reached the top of the feather I went down the side to create a border, wrapping the string around every second and third nail head until I reached the top of the feather from the other side. From there I went down the centre vein until I got to my starting point at the bottom most nail. I cut the string giving me enough give to tie a knot to finish up and knotted the string around the same nail I started on. I cut the excess and then used a bead of crazy glue to keep the knot from coming undone or fraying.

  • How to make string art. Feather String Art - Step 4
    Step 4

    To hang, secure two triangle frame hooks to the back.

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