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String Art // DIY // Anchor, Heart, Ampersand

Friday, May 23, 2014



Just a fun little DIY for your weekend.  I know I briefly covered a DIY string art a few weeks ago, but this time I actually covered all the steps it takes to make a beautiful statement piece for your home. So lets jump on it:



1. Cut the size wood plaque you want for your design, the one above is 12x12
2. Stain or paint your wood, I went with a dark stain so that the lighter string color would POP
3. Cut out the shape of your design (I have a Cricut, so I cut out a 12x12 size anchor with a cartridge I already had...you like the paper I used? Just some leftover scrapbook from Gigi's baby book), use double sided tape to adhere to the wood
4. Nail it! Outline the shape of the design with little nails (1 package of wire nails from Home Depot will be plenty), I spaced mine out approximately 1/2 inch or less apart
5. Pick a String color of your choice and GO CRAZY!

Here are some other pieces of String Art I have done and displayed around the house......


Guess I am a little obsessed.

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32 comments:

  1. They all looks fabulous and I love the ampersand. You are so clever!

    If you have a minute to spare I would be thrilled if you could share your post at my weekly Say G'Day Saturday party. It has just started and this would be a great addition.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

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    1. Thanks Natasha! Heading your way now to say G'Day! =)

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  2. Thanks so much for linking this up to my Creative Ways Link Party! I love the string art you've done. I'd have a hard time picking a favorite design, they are all so cute. The anchor is particularly great right now with summer upon us! Hope you'll be back with more awesome posts to share at this week's party!
    Blessings,
    Nici

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    1. Thanks so much Nici! and THANK YOU for featuring me this week- I almost peed myself with excitement! I have to say I am really diggin on my anchor, your right super perfect for the Summer Decor!

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  3. Saw your post on Link n' Blogs. I love string art but have been worried mine would turn out as a disaster lol. I love yours - especially the anchor! I think I am going to try to make one for my sister's bridal shower - you have definitely inspired me! You have a new follower.

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    1. Laura! Welcome! Thanks for finding me! This project is very basic, I am sure you can conquer it ;) thanks for following! I will tag ya back

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  4. I wonder if I could get my 10 year old to make one of these for me? Mmm...

    Your string art does look super cool! Well done! I'd love for you to join my Show-Licious Craft & Recipe Party. We are live now! ;)

    ~ Ashley

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    1. Thanks Ashley!!! It is absolutely something your son could do....you might need to hint a little ;) ! Heading your way, thanks for the invite! ;)

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    2. Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at Show-Licious Craft & Recipe Party! Join us again this Saturday morning!
      ~ Ashley

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  5. You've been featured at Link'n Blogs. Congrats! Stop by to see your feature and link up more fab projects.
    http://iputabirdonit.blogspot.com/2014/06/linkn-blogs-28-lets-welcome-our-final.html

    xo
    Daniela
    Put A Bird On It

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    1. YEA!! So happy! Thank you Daniela!

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  6. This is so cute! Thank you for sharing!

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  7. I love this fun project so much I am featuring it Saturday morning at my Show-Licious Craft & Recipe Party! Please come party with us again!
    ~ Ashley

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  8. This looks awesome, Cassie! Love it!

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  9. I love it! What a fun ampersand string-art. I am thinking my kids would love to make one of these...... :)
    xo, Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

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    1. This is a great project for kids!! (minus the hammering part) =)

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  10. This is so awesome. I've been wanting to make this ever since I saw it on pinterest, and after looking at yours, makes me really want to try it! Coming from the bloggers digest link up to say hello!

    -Rosy
    A Joyful Kind of Life

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    1. Rosy! Just. Do. It. Seriously you won't regret it!

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  11. Great job, I used to have some string pictures like that my Mom bought for us almost 40 yrs. ago now.
    Think it got broken or something, but it was really neat, it was a sailboat. LIke your ideas with the heart
    and amperstand and anchor. very cool
    blessings, Nellie

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    1. Thanks Nellie! I hope you are able to make one....maybe a sailboat? ;)

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  12. These are so awesome! Love the anchor! Your awesome project is being featured tomorrow at Your Designs This Time! Thanks for sharing with us.
    Emily & Erin

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    1. Thanks so much for featuring me Emily!

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  13. Cassie, this is just so on-trend and exactly what I wanted to round out my summer mantle! Definitely pinning this!

    Thank you for linking up at Thank Goodness It's Thursday at Ruffles and Rain Boots! Hope to see you next week with these feature-worthy crafts!

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    1. Love your link up! I will be there! Thanks Sarah!

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  14. I featured your cute string art on Mod Mix Monday at Mod Vintage Life!

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    1. Thanks so much Nita....and thank you for featuring me! It was such a fun project!

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  15. Just like Nita, we think this is feature-worthy! You'll be featured at tomorrow's Thank Goodness It's Thursday at Ruffles and Rain Boots! Thank you for linking up and we hope to see you again for this week's party.

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  16. Love these projects! Is it just me or was wrapping the string kind of therapeutic? I definitely thought so :)

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  17. Beautiful creations! I'll have to try this, thanks for sharing! I'll be sharing it on my FB page today, too! http://www.facebook.com/BNadyn

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  18. Beautiful!! I want to make something like this for Christmas decor or gifts. Maybe the letter K for my new nephew, Killian??

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