DIY: Wall Art From Yarn + Nails


I've been wanting to experiment with string art for a while, so when Lion Brand Yarn's came to me with a craft challenge using their new Bonbons, I jumped right on it! Although I'm not much of a knit and crochet kind of gal, I still love experimenting with new ways to use yarn for my DIY projects. For this week's DIY, I created a piece of custom wall art using yarn and nails. If you know how to use a hammer and can wrap a piece of yarn, then your project will turn out just fabulous. A custom monogram or an inspirational word would also make a great pattern for this string art project. Any other ideas? Share them in the comments section and follow the steps below to make your very own!

 

Materials:
• Yarn (I used Lion Brand Yarn Bonbons in 3 colors: purple, palest lavender and tan)
• Piece of wood at least 1/2 inch thick
• Printout of your desired pattern
• Box of nails
• Hammer
• Scissors
• Tape
 
 
Steps:
• Cut out your desired pattern.
• Tape the pattern directly onto the piece of wood.
• Nail around the edges of your pattern using a hammer. The nails can be as far apart as you wish, but I would recommend about 1/4 inch apart for smaller patterns and up to 1 inch apart for larger ones.
• Remove the pattern so that only the nails remain on the wood.
• Grab your string and tie a knot around one of the nails to secure in place.
• Start wrapping the string back and forth around the nails. The best part is there is no right or wrong way to do this. Just have fun wrapping away!
• Continue wrapping until you've reached your desired look. Get creative and experiment with switching between different colors of string.
• Once complete, tie the end of the string to one of the nails and cut off any excess.

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17 comments:

  1. Only 2 words!

    Love it!

    THE WORLD VIEWED FROM WHERE I AM
    http://worldviewedfromwhereiam.blogspot.pt/

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  2. Lovely and unique! And you used my kind of colors!Love the shades of Purple!

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  3. Anonymous9/09/2012

    cool idea !! Thanks :)

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  4. This is the cutest thing ever!

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  5. Anonymous10/13/2012

    It looks sooooo great!!!! :)
    I'll try it out!!!

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  6. muito legal! Tem mais aqui: http://assuntosdaana.blogspot.com.br/search/label/ARTE%20LINEAR

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  7. AMEIIIIII... POIS É UMA ÓTIMA IDEIA PARA TRABALHAR COM CRIANÇAS
    (desde que eu martele os pregos rsrs ).

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  8. muito criativo e fofo !!

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  9. Anonymous1/03/2013

    Hi! are those just regular nails?

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    1. Hi! Yes, pretty much any kind will do. I chose gold thin ones with rounded tops. - Natalie

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    2. Anonymous1/13/2013

      Thank you so much for replying. You're the best! love this website :)

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  10. Very creative! I never thought that yarns can be used like this as a wall art. This yarn craft is so beautiful, I admit.

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  11. Anonymous6/11/2013

    Can you recommend a link where one can download/print off patterns?

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    1. Hi There - I don't have a particular site that I use, but try googling "flower pattern" or whatever else you are looking for. There are tons of images you can choose from. Good luck!

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  12. Anonymous11/15/2013

    do you have any more ideas for the string art?

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  13. I've always thought this would look cool if you nail directly to the wall. Maybe your name or initials?

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