Halloween is one of my very favorite holidays. This year I knew I wanted something fun to sit on my shelf and I am so happy with how my Halloween String Art turned out.
BOO Halloween String Art Tutorial
I remember doing string art when I was a little girl in elementary school except we called it yarn art because we used yarn. It looked a little different but it’s still pretty much the same concept. This Halloween string art is a project I’ve been wanting to tackle for a while now. I figured since I’m pretty much obsessed with decorating for Halloween that a Halloween String Art board would be fun and aperfect place tostart.. You can never have too many Halloween decorations.. right.
Before you start this project, it does take some time to complete so once you get all your nails hammered and its time to start stringing this is a good time to sit down and relax and catch up on your favorite T.V. shows and settle in for the night. I know I’m not the only one out there that gets behind on their shows!
Supply List for your BOO Halloween String Art
black paint and brush
pattern copied on paper(whatever image you are using)
embroidery floss (orange, purple and green)
nails with a head
Step 1: Paint your piece of wood. I painted my board black and sanded the edges. Next, you will print out the letters choosing the font you would like to use and the size of the letters. My letters measure 4 inches. Then cut out your letters this will be used as your pattern (you could also use your Cricut machine to cut the letters out for you).
Step 2: Trace the letters onto the wood with a pencil. Make sure the letters are spaced out evenly. This is when a tape measure comes in handy.
Step 3: It’s hammer time! I started at the top of the letter and spaced my nails out evenly while following the lines . You can space them out as close or far apart as you want. I hammered the nails 1/2 way into the wood. When you are all finished make sure all the nails are secure in the wood.
These are the colors of embroidery floss I used. I chose these colors because they remind me of Halloween! You can have a lot of fun picking out floss because there are so many colors out there to choose from, this is great because not everyone uses the same colors for their seasonal decor.
Step 4: Time to start stringing!! I just started in the corner and tied my floss around the first nail to keep it secure and started stringing and worked my way from nail to nail around the letters. My only advice for this part is to push your string down on the nail as you go. That is what is fun about this Halloween string art, you can’t really mess up! There are all sorts of different designs you could do.
This is the time I was talking about where you fall into your comfy chair and catch up on your T.V. shows and string until your fingers are sore!
BOO Halloween String Art all finished!!!
My kids were having fun going through my Halloween stuff and they found this cute little spider and they decided the Halloween string art needed a spider on it. I thought it looked cute!
I really thought this Halloween string art would be a lot harder than it was. That is one of the reasons I was putting off trying it, but it was actually really fun and relaxing once I got the hang of it. I’m already thinking of different designs I can make for the different holidays coming up!
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