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DIY Typographic String Art

DIY Typographic String Art |

Hi Pinning Mama readers! Have you tried string art yet? It’s something I’ve been wanting to try for a while now. It’s a bit time consuming but it’s totally one of those crafts you can do while you watch TV. The end-result is really fun!

Here’s a close-up of the “Spring” text I did:

DIY Typographic String Art |

Here are the supplies I used to make mine:

  • Craft Wood (I used a heart shaped one)
  • Paint
  • Silhouette CAMEO (to cut stencil)
  • Repositionable Spray Adhesive
  • 3/4″ or 1″ Small Nails
  • Hammer and Pliers
  • Various Colors of String

I started by painting my heart in a DIY white wash. I just mix about 50/50 white paint and water and do 2-3 coats to get the look I want. When dry, I cut this Spring text with my CAMEO on a piece of scrapbook paper.

I used the respositionable spray adhesive to affix the stencil so I could hammer in the nails. For some of the nails, I had to use pliers to hold them since I picked a pretty intricate design to use.

DIY Typographic String Art |

After the outline of nails was done, I left the stencil on so it would be easier to follow when adding string for the letters. There were so many nails, I really needed the stencil to know which nail went to which letter. Once you start a color, you can’t really stop because you have to hold it taught or the whole thing starts to unravel (or you could tie a knot at your stopping place).

DIY Typographic String Art |

Do you think you’ll try string art? It’s really fun!

DIY Typographic String Art |

Here are a few recent projects over on my blog, Dawn Nicole, that you might enjoy. Happy creating!

 Silhouette Sketch Pen Tutorial // DIY Polaroids + Cut File // Happy Mail Labels

DIY Typographic String Art |

Dawn is the DIY & Lifestyle blogger/Graphic Designer behind By Dawn Nicole. She is an Air Force Wife and mom of 3 who believes in “throwing kindness around like confetti”. While Dawn loves all things creative, she has a passion for hand-lettered typography. A clean-eating foodie who loves cooking as much as a a good long outdoor run, she believes in balance and rarely lets a day go by without dark chocolate and over-caffeinating. Facebook – Google+ – Pinterest – Instagram – Twitter – Bloglovin

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