DIY String Art for a girl’s bedroom

The popularity of DIY string art is back. You’ll find here all the steps you need to know to make this beautiful string art. And most of all, you’ll discover an advice you absolutely want to know and that I learned at my expense.

Every month a group of bloggers are challenged by C’mon Get Crafty to create a new craft or project from their own stash of goodies!

For my part, I decided to use these items from my stash :

If one challenge is good, why not make two! That’s right, this piece of art is going to be installed in my daughter’s bedroom that is getting a makeover this month as part of the $100 Room Challenge hosted by Erin from Lemons, Lavender and Laundry.

If you want to catch up, see the recap here :

Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4

So, my daughter’s name is Éliane and she wanted an “E” for her bedroom. Here’s how we made the E string art.

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What you’ll need for the DIY string art:

  • Embroidery Floss (Amazon has very good prices on these!)
  • Wood (I used pallet wood)
  • Nails
  • Hammer
  • Kreg Jig (I have the K5)
  • Screws
  • Paint

 Make the DIY string art frame:

I had to find a reason to use my Kreg Jig again. It was sooo easy when I made the bench for the reading nook last week. The advantage of using the Kreg jig for this it’s that you don’t need to use another board behind to fix the four boards together.

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I only had to make 2 pocket holes on 3 of the 4 boards as you can see below.

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Then, screw the boards together and voilà!

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I then added a bit of white paint. I wanted it to look like old wood so kept the roughness of the boards.

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Make the DIY String Art

I went in Photoshop and printed an “E” the right size to fit the board (I had to print it on 2 letter size paper) and fixed it on the board with a couple of pieces of scotch tape.

As you can see, I adjusted the letter and made it a bit thicker.

Then, you hammer your nails. I didn’t measure the spaces between the nails. I just eyed it. 😉 Also, if you’re right-handed like me, it’s easier to start from right to left.


Advice time!!!

If you want to paint your nails like me (wich is totally optionnal) don’t do it like that :

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Or you’ll end up turning and turning your nails to get them all painted and finally you’ll do this and feel very crazy :

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You should really do this instead :

I don’t know why I didn’t think about it sooner! 😛


 The string part

Once your nails are all there, you just need to tear off the paper

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After that, it’s the fun part and my daughter was really happy to do it (she did let me try it a bit when I made my sad face!!)

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Remember to follow this week to see this beauty in the desk corner that I’m making for my daughter as part of the $100 Room Challenge.

Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4

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If you prefer, I found these kits that can be excellent for a gift:

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34 thoughts on “DIY String Art for a girl’s bedroom

  1. What a great project! You got to use some wood, some nails, embroidery thread plus bonus Kreg Jig usage. It turned out beautifully and I’ll remember the painting tip for the nails.

  2. I’ve been wanting to make string art for a LONG time now. You did a beautiful job. Thanks so much for sharing at the #happynowlinkup!

    1. Thank you, Leslie. I wanted to make a string art for a long time too! I guess making my daughter’s bedroom was the perfect opportunity.

  3. Ugh, why didn’t I see this a few weeks ago. Painting those nails were the worst thing ever!!! Thanks for the tip Natalie

  4. What a fun, relatively easy to make decoration! Your String Art is lovely. Thank you so much for sharing it, and for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party.

  5. Wow, I just love this! String art seems to be all the rage these days and I’m going to have to try and make one too! I love the colors you chose! Perfect!

  6. This is really cute! I’ve been wanting to try string art, but haven’t yet. This inspires me!

  7. I love this tutorial. I toy with the idea on making string art myself for a long time, but I have two excuses: 1. I don’t have one of the lovely saws ;-), and 2. I can’t decide on a letter or motive. One day I’ll get round doing it and until then I am saving this tutorial of yours by pinning it!

  8. Love the ‘E’. I feel like most of my DIY projects wind up like your first round of painting nails, lol! Great project!! Visiting from Brag About It party.

    1. Thanks Marci! I think it’s important to make people benefit from my mistakes so they don’t do the same thing!!!

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