Initial String Art
Hello again! It’s Jen, from Fresh Crush here. Happy to be back with another DIY project. This week… let’s get personal, with some wall art. You can create this with any number of objects and shapes, but I chose our family initial. It just so happens to be my favourite letter too… the letter “E”. (Did anyone else just have a Sesame Street flashback?)
All you need for this project is:
- A plank of board (I had a chunk left over from a shelving project I’ve been working on)
- String of choice (or get creative here… copper wire, yarn, leather… whatever…)
- Nails (I found a pack of deck finishing nails that came in a few different colours)
- A pattern (I made mine on the computer, but you could freehand this too)
- A couple pieces of tape
Take your board, and tape down your pattern. I created mine using a dotted line on the computer, so I would have evenly spaced dots to follow along with my nails. Use your hammer and nail those puppies in there. I decided on every other dot, as using each one would of been pretty tight… so adjust as you see fit.
Next, string up your pattern. No need to be precise or mathematical about this. The approach I took, was to create a triangle with each new move I made. Eventually you’ll get something that looks like this:
Now, you can easily rip away your paper pattern to reveal your awesome new, Initial String Art! Well, at least that’s what I did… a better idea? Remove the paper after you’ve hammered in your nails, and before you start stringing. Oops… always learning, right?
I’ve even made a video tutorial that you can view, below! Or, pop over and visit me on my YouTube Channel…
Make sure to pin this for later! I think it would make a great house-warming gift, too!
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Jen is the DIY and home decor blogger behind, Fresh Crush. With a background in graphic design, she enjoys the creative process — everything from transforming thrifted finds, to creating one-of-a-kind decor objects and artwork. Jen is also a wife, and mom of a spunky 4-year old, who shares her love of travel, food, and photography. Find Fresh Crush across social media, here: