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I heart string art
I heart string art!
Make any shape you like! Hearts, stars, even words!
Just find a nice rustic piece of timber, maybe cut it to size, and let your string run wild!

Posted by Kelly from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia • Published See Kelly's 7 projects »
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  • How to make string art. I Heart String Art! - Step 1
    Step 1

    You will need
    A wooden board. Something rustic but not too weathered.
    A hammer
    Flat head nails, length will depend on the thickness of your wood but 25mm is what I have used
    Sand paper
    String
    And a stencil

  • How to make string art. I Heart String Art! - Step 2
    Step 2

    Sand down the rough edges.
    We don't want splinters!

  • How to make string art. I Heart String Art! - Step 3
    Step 3

    Nail down your stencil to ensure it doesn't move!

  • How to make string art. I Heart String Art! - Step 4
    Step 4

    Hammer in more nails!
    I've spaced mine about 2cm apart

  • How to make string art. I Heart String Art! - Step 5
    Step 5

    Remove your stencil and start wrapping your string around the nails!

  • How to make string art. I Heart String Art! - Step 6
    Step 6

    Go crazy! Or for a geometric effect work on a pattern

  • How to make string art. I Heart String Art! - Step 7
    Step 7

    Keep going, and double your layers if using thin cotton for extra effect!

  • How to make string art. I Heart String Art! - Step 8
    Step 8

    Once you have finished your pattern, tie off the loose ends and lift all your string to the same height.

  • How to make string art. I Heart String Art! - Step 9
    Step 9

    Ta Da! Your finished!
    If you would like to hang it add some hooks to the top
    Or just stand it up on display in your book shelves or mantle (:

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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1428 projects
I love it!
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