DIY Feather String Art


I've always been a fan of string art & feathers, so it was pretty much a no brainer to try and combine the two eventually!
diy feather string art, crafts, how to, wall decor
diy feather string art, crafts, how to, wall decor
I used a 2/4″ finishing nail with a broader head so that the string couldn’t slip off the top. I spaced the nails just over 3/8″ all the way around the template. Once I had the border done, I removed the template and did the ‘vein’ down the centre spacing the nails at the same distance.
diy feather string art, crafts, how to, wall decor
diy feather string art, crafts, how to, wall decor
I started at the bottom and tied a knot around the bottom most nail. From there I just wrapped the string taut around the nails of the stem until I reached the base of the feather. I brought the string to the centre vein and went up on either side in a V pattern, always coming back to the centre. When I reached the top of the feather I went down the side to create a border, wrapping the string around every second and third nail head until I reached the top of the feather from the other side. From there I went down the centre vein until I got to my starting point at the bottom most nail. I cut the string giving me enough give to tie a knot to finish up and knotted the string around the same nail I started on. I cut the excess and then used a bead of crazy glue to keep the knot from coming undone or fraying.
diy feather string art, crafts, how to, wall decor
I ended up using Velcro command strips to hang it & they've been working out really great!
diy feather string art, crafts, how to, wall decor
diy feather string art, crafts, how to, wall decor
Check out the blog to see how I got that great looking piece of board and for more details!
Chandra | #Blessed

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3 comments
  • Hannah V
    on May 4, 2015

    Oh how I love this. It would go PERFECTLY with my room decor. I'm secretly intimidated by string art though! I'm going to clip it still :)

  • Mary Beth
    on May 5, 2015

    I love this!

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