Arizona String Art

We have one wall by the TV that's pretty bare, so I've been working on turning it into a mini gallery wall. The Hubs and I made a large USA map that hangs above the TV, and I also made this smaller piece of string art in the shape of Arizona, just to even the space out. It was a lot of fun, and my daughters even helped!
The first thing we did was make a large paper map of the state. We printed out an outline, and my artsy daughter sketched a larger version on two pieces of white paper.

Then, we placed the map over a large board that we had previously stained a dark walnut color.
I hammered in what seemed like tons of small nails along the outline of the state. After awhile, I really began to wish that there weren't so many curves along one side!
When the state was fully outlined, I tore the paper away. In center, I made a rough star. This star serves as an anchor for the string, but it also resembles our state flag, which is cool!

I love aqua, so I bought some pretty aqua-colored string and began winding it around the nails.

My other daughter loves crafting, and she has way more patience than I do, so she took over and ended up finishing in record time!
I love the way it turned out, and it was a fun family project, as well. It also looks perfect in our family room!

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Dee M
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  • Lotus-e Lotus-e on Feb 13, 2016
    @Debbie Williams Hi. there is a book by GOLDEN HANDS called 'Pictures with Pins' ISBN 0 85685 059 4 spent many an hour making some of those designs

  • Dpbeee2 Dpbeee2 on Apr 28, 2020

    I like this. Yours is quite nice! Im a New Yorker living in Virginia. Id like to make one. Not sure which state I’ll choose. Thank you for sharing.