I have always loved the string art projects I have seen everywhere, but never actually made one myself. When I was asked to teach a Christmas Craft class I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to try it out. After all, if Elise could do this craft with 8-year-old boys, surely grown women could do it too.
My qualifications for the craft: it had to be affordable, able to be completed in an hour (or close to), and it had to be cute! String art it is. This could be easily changed to any season or decor style with different words, shapes, colors, etc.
I used glitter spray paint to cover a MDF board cut to the size you want. Mine is 12″ x 24″. My first string art board I made as a demo and I used a font that was a bit more curvy. For the class I decided to use a more simple block style font. The curves were the trickiest part only because they required more nails to make the curves curvy.
The class was really fun, and the project was perfect to allow friends to sit and chat while hammering and stringing. Here are some photos of the finished projects.
Someone took theirs home and cut out the letters and added lights. All while being days away from having a baby. Talk about over achiever! I love the lights added for a string art meets marquee light effect. Great idea.
I love seeing how people customize projects to their own taste and style.