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Bring in the outdoors!
I've always wanted the impressive Matterhorn in my living room - so why not make it into a work of art with little more than a piece of string?

Posted by Motte from Berlin, Berlin, Germany • Published See Motte's 7 projects »
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  • How to make string art. Geometric Wall Art - Step 1
    Step 1

    For this project, print out a few pictures of your motif as a reference and draw a smaller version of it on a scrap piece of paper.

  • How to make string art. Geometric Wall Art - Step 2
    Step 2

    Add a frame to the image with the same ratio as the canvas so that you can figure out the correct placement of the image within the frame/canvas.

    My canvas was 120 x 80cm, so I made sure my drawing fit into a 12 x 8cm frame.

  • How to make string art. Geometric Wall Art - Step 3
    Step 3

    Add a 1 x 1cm grid onto the drawing which translates to a 10 x 10cm grid on the canvas.
    (You can use inches instead)

  • How to make string art. Geometric Wall Art - Step 4
    Step 4

    Don't draw directly onto the canvas though. Instead, loosely tape pieces of white paper one right next to the other and fixate on the canvas.
    Then transfer the smalle image inti the larger sheet using the grid as a guideline. Try to be as accuate as possible.

  • How to make string art. Geometric Wall Art - Step 5
    Step 5

    At each point at which two lines meet, punch a hole through the sheet into the canvas with a push pin. After removing the sheets of paper, the holes will act as guidelines.

  • How to make string art. Geometric Wall Art - Step 6
    Step 6

    Thread a very long piece of black knitting yard onto the biggest sewing needle you can find. Start on one end of the image and thread through the back of the canvas, through the first hole punched earlier.

  • How to make string art. Geometric Wall Art - Step 7
    Step 7

    Go back through the canvas with your needle making sure not to thread back through the same hole, but to create a new one right next to it. The go back up through the next punched hole.

  • Step 8

    Work your way to the other end of the image.

  • How to make string art. Geometric Wall Art - Step 9
    Step 9

    You will be left with the outlines of your motif.

  • How to make string art. Geometric Wall Art - Step 10
    Step 10

    With another long (!) piece of yarn, add random lines by going up and down and through the punched holes.

  • How to make string art. Geometric Wall Art - Step 11
    Step 11

    Don't overthink it, just keep adding lines thus creating shapes such as triangles and rectangles.

  • How to make string art. Geometric Wall Art - Step 12
    Step 12

    Don't be afraid to overdo it, just go crazy!

  • How to make string art. Geometric Wall Art - Step 13
    Step 13

    Enjoy the climb!

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