Halloween String Art

by DeeDee
5 Materials
1 Hour
Do you string art? Oh you should, its so much fun! The possibilities are literally limitless!

I really wanted to share these with you and I needed to hurry since Halloween is on its way really soon! Who knew pallet wood could be so cute?
To create your own string art, you will need:

Small nails (3/4 x 16)
Embroidery Floss (thread)

You can see my very first string art project HERE and it has all the details and how-to there.  I'll admit that the ladies who do this to make money are very patient and most of all, very talented.  This is a fun craft, but a bit tedious too. Pick your poison as they say!
I used pallet wood for these, this one is a 6 x 6 piece.  I used an off white to paint the entire piece of wood after I sanded it smooth.  I used my Cricut for this face pattern, but you can find all kinds of faces on the internet as you'll see down below.  I just used black acrylic paint and a tiny paint brush to add the face.  Next is the nail placement.
Lastly is the string.  I used embroidery floss that I find at Walmart.  There are so many colors and shades, you're sure to find what you need.
These cute faces and the B shape are some I googled and printed out, then traced to my pieces of board.  I didn't paint these boards, I just smoothed them out with the hand sander, pounded in my nails and strung the string.
You can add lots of string or a little like I did here.  Each way gives you a totally different look too.
For this one I painted the board black and then used the sander to distress it. TIP: Be sure to use a slightly damp rag to wipe off all the excess dust before beginning your string art.
For the bat, I painted the board, distressed it and then added a moon for more spookiness!
I think they are all cute and not too spooky, maybe just a little, naaaah!!

Visit our blog HERE for more string art projects I've done!

Thanks for looking!
Suggested materials:
  • Wood   (Our stash)
  • Nails (3/4 x 16)   (Walmart)
  • Embroidery Floss   (Walmart)
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Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
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