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String art had been on my brain for a while and I used to make similar art all the time in grade school. I once had this gigantic rainbow colored diamond made out of dowels and yarn that I absolutely loved. It was time to give this craft another go. I had been trying to find the perfect thing to hang above my bed.

I bought three skinny wooden dowels from the craft store for 93¢. Then I dug out a few balls of leftover yarn in neutral colors (Believe me, you cannot compete with the bright yellow walls in my bedroom!) Below is a step by step tutorial. Please excuse the blurry/dark photos. I was night-crafting!

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

    Mark center of dowel and the center of each half.

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

    Cut dowel in half.

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

    Line up the two halves perpendicular using your marks.

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

    Choose your string/yarn colors.

  • How to make string art. Simple String Art - Step 5
    Step 5

    Wind some string/yarn around the center where your two dowel halves meet. Use enough to make it feel secure enough to handle. Finish with a knot.

  • How to make string art. Simple String Art - Step 6
    Step 6

    Wrap yarn over and around each dowel. Repeat until you want to either change colors or finish your piece.

  • How to make string art. Simple String Art - Step 7
    Step 7

    When changing colors, simply use a knot to attach your next yarn color. Just position the knot so it sits on the back of your piece.

  • How to make string art. Simple String Art - Step 8
    Step 8

    I kept mine simple, neutral, and small but feel free to make these as large or as crazy as you want.

  • How to make string art. Simple String Art - Step 9
    Step 9

    Hang and enjoy!

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