How to Make Home Decor String Art
ITEM # 4465883P84
How to Make Home Decor String Art
ITEM # 4465883P84
Print Description
Crafting Time:
Weekend Project
Skill Level:
Intermediate

DESCRIPTION +

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Pine wood arrow signboard
  • White embroidery floss
  • Wood stain
  • Drill with 1/16" drill bit
  • 5/8" linoleum nails?
  • Pre-wood conditioner
  • Hammer
  • Print out of the word
  • Tape
  • Ruler
  • Scissors

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Design a word in any word processing software and print it out.
  2. Stain the wooden arrow. It is a good idea to use a pre-wood conditioner first to get a nice even stain since the wood is a soft wood. Tip: The pre-wood conditioner helps it go on uniformly and prevents if rom looking splotchy.
  3. Tape the word in place and drill holes about 1/4"–1/2" apart, being careful to place holes strategically around curves to delineate the letter is. If marking the paper with holes helps to know where to drill, then do that. Tip: Make sure to hold the drill absolutely perpendicular; don’t drill on a slant. This will help the nails go in straight.
  4. Mark 1/4" around the entire arrow. A ruler will help with this. Drill the holes every 1/2” around the arrow. Tip: Make sure to only drill about 1/4" down. This will provide enough to pop a nail in and then hammer it the rest of the way.
  5. Once all the holes are pre-drilled, pound the nails in place, keeping them all at about the same height.
  6. Tie your embroidery floss around a nail and then start stringing from the edge of the arrow to the letter. In order to do the reverse you string between the letter and around the letters but not in the letters.
  7. When you run out of floss just tie an overhand knot and add more floss. Use small, sharp scissors to cut the excess floss.
  8. Once the design has been completed around all the letters and inside o’s, e’s d’s etc., then take more floss and go around each of the letters. This will “outline” the letters and give them more definition.

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SUPPLIES & TOOLS:


DIRECTIONS:

  1. Design a word in any word processing software and print it out.
  2. Stain the wooden arrow. It is a good idea to use a pre-wood conditioner first to get a nice even stain since the wood is a soft wood. Tip: The pre-wood conditioner helps it go on uniformly and prevents if rom looking splotchy.
  3. Tape the word in place and drill holes about 1/4"–1/2" apart, being careful to place holes strategically around curves to delineate the letter is. If marking the paper with holes helps to know where to drill, then do that. Tip: Make sure to hold the drill absolutely perpendicular; don’t drill on a slant. This will help the nails go in straight.
  4. Mark 1/4" around the entire arrow. A ruler will help with this. Drill the holes every 1/2” around the arrow. Tip: Make sure to only drill about 1/4" down. This will provide enough to pop a nail in and then hammer it the rest of the way.
  5. Once all the holes are pre-drilled, pound the nails in place, keeping them all at about the same height.
  6. Tie your embroidery floss around a nail and then start stringing from the edge of the arrow to the letter. In order to do the reverse you string between the letter and around the letters but not in the letters.
  7. When you run out of floss just tie an overhand knot and add more floss. Use small, sharp scissors to cut the excess floss.
  8. Once the design has been completed around all the letters and inside o’s, e’s d’s etc., then take more floss and go around each of the letters. This will “outline” the letters and give them more definition.