Interested in string art? In today’s post, I’m sharing string art patterns, templates and ideas, as well as string art kits to buy!
All good things tend to circle back into popularity, and that includes string art!
String art was very popular back in the 70s, and it looks like it’s definitely seeing a surge again with crafters young and old.
This time, though, there is no shortage of fun string art patterns you can DIY….and if you’d rather purchase a kit for yourself or a friend, there are plenty of modern and fun ones to choose from.
You can easily tailor your string art experience by your skill level.
If this is your first time using a string art pattern, choose a simple shape to start with. If you are more experienced, feel free to try something more complex.
I’m also going to share some amazon kits that are inexpensive and a great way to get started with string art.
First, let’s discuss the basics of string art.
How to Make String Art
If you are just getting started with string art, here are some basic materials. I’m linking to those I’ve used and loved in the past.
- piece of wood cut to the size you want
- small round head nails
- embroidery floss
- string art templates (see ideas below)
Step 1: First, you’ll want to find an image you’d like to use for your string art piece. Lots of ideas are below!
Images with straight lines (and less curves) work best, especially for beginner string art crafters.
Print and cut out your image.
Step 2: Secure your image to your wood piece with tape.
CAREFULLY and slowly, tap your nails into your wood, following the outline of the image. You’ll want to try to tap your nails just outside your pattern.
Try to space your nails as evenly as possible, as well as nail them to approximately the same depth. Outline your shape completely.
Step 3: Remove the paper pattern carefully.
Next, using your embroidery floss you will now outline the perimeter of your shape. Be sure to use all six strands; do not separate the strands.
To do this, begin by tying your floss to your first nail. Then, wrap your string around each nail as you make your way across your pattern.
Once you reach the end of your outline, tie your string to your original piece of floss at your first nail.
Step 4: Next, continue filling in your shape using more embroidery floss.
The easiest way to do this is by criss crossing across your shape, wrapping each nail as you go.
There is no “right” or wrong way to do this. Just be sure to continue up and down and zig zag across your pattern.
When you need or want to switch colors, simply tie off your string and tie a new piece of floss onto a nail.
Clip the tails of your threads when you are done and that’s it!
String Art Patterns
Now, it’s time for the free string art patterns, as well as inexpensive string art kits you can purchase!
Remember, you can really use any image you like, and I’ve included some plain images below that aren’t technically meant for string art.
You’ll just need to print it out (obviously, black and white is fine) and space your nails along the outline.
Most of these patterns, however, have dots to help you place your nails.
I’d love to hear your thoughts! Have you tried string art yet? Did you find a fun pattern or kit to try?
Let us know in the comments!
Thanks so much for reading all about our String Art Patterns and Templates. Have a great day!