String Art

Everyone seems to be into creating string art so we thought we would give it try.  I actually first tried my hand at this at a craft club event a while back.  My Mom has always thought the one I made was cool and asked me to make one for Amber's Birthday.

Heart String Art I made at Craft Club

Heart String Art I made at Craft Club

Start with a board.  You can go to the home store and get some and they will even it cut it for you.  If you go at a slow time they will generally make as many cuts as you want but most have a policy of 5 cuts.  More and more craft stores are carrying pre-cut unfinished wood.  It is generally more expensive to purchase these even with a coupon but sometimes it is the fastest option.  You know, since you are there any way.

My board below came from leftovers from craft club, it was white and I painted it turquoise. Next I searched the internet for a music note to make a pattern from. I googled "outline of music note" and came up with a ton of choices. I decided {against my better judgement} on a treble clef. After printing my pattern I had to enlarge it on my copier, 200% did the trick. Then I centered on my board and began placing thumbtacks. I recommend putting a tack in all the corners and creases first then filling in with the rest of the tacks.

The heart pattern worked much better, it had a ton of open space to criss cross and string your string all around.

Picture Boards

My friend Melissa came up with this idea to do for one of our MOPS crafts this past year.  I loved making this so much that I made one for almost every room in my house and desire to make one for every room.  My kids love changing out the pictures on their boards and I like using the one on my desk for reminders.  I get lots of compliments on these.

Below are two tutorials on making these, the first with a store bought precut board and second with buying lumber from a home store and cutting the board yourself.  The second is the cheaper option if you want one for each room in your house.

 

Supplies

Supplies

Blue Chalkboard Picture Board

Blue Chalkboard Picture Board

Pink Chalkboard Picture Board

Pink Chalkboard Picture Board