Good morning everyone. I’m so excited to finally share this little craft with you that I did last Summer. It’s super fun, and easy to do. Let’s learn how to make your own Initial String Art! Be sure to check out my video tutorial at the end of this post! (This post may contain affiliate links. This means, should you end up making a purchase, advertisers give me a small percentage of that sale, at absolutely NO EXTRA COST to you. Click here for full disclosures).
Supplies needed to make your own
DIY Initial String Wall Art…
Board (I used an off-cut from a shelf project)
Paper plan, or print-out
You might be lucky enough to have all of these supplies already hiding in your craft drawer or garage! Take a look around, you never know what you might be able to use!
To create my paper print-out, I used my computer to type a large “e” on a 8.5″ x 11″ sheet. I used the outline feature in my software and selected a dotted line. This is perfect for having evenly spaced nails on this project. However, you can easily achieve the same design with a good old-fashioned pencil and ruler. Especially with simple letter designs, like this wall art project.
Once, you have your design mapped out to make your own DIY Initial String Wall Art, you can tape it down to your board. I used green painter’s tape. Now, use your hammer and start hammering in your nails. Keep them as aligned and straight as you can, and hammer them in far enough to not budge.
Now, you may want to remove your paper at this point, to make it a little easier on yourself. I actually had my paper in place while working with my string, and removed my paper outline at the end of my project… and it worked just fine too. Live and learn!
Working with the string is easy. Choose a starting point and tie off your string with a simple knot. Now begin wrapping around each nail — no need to tie off again, until the end! Keep moving along the piece. I liked creating triangles with every third wind of my string. Always moving my string so that a new triangle shape would be created each time… but you could keep your movements completely random too. Up to you! That is the beauty of making your own Initial String Art — it’s very forgiving, and always looks great!
I loved my natural toned string and creamy coloured nails against a medium-to-dark wood stain. It really pops and gives such a beautiful finished look. Especially against my black walls. Yep, did it! Black! It turned out so great! I’ll be sharing that too (soon!).
What did I tell you — pretty easy right?! My favourite part was ripping away the paper to reveal my finished piece. It’s such a great addition to a family photo wall, or on it’s own as a statement piece. I hope you enjoyed making your own Initial String Art with me! I hope you’ll take a minute and watch my YouTube video below, or visit me on my channel!