String Art

This is a great project for the young and older :-). We customized the images for Mother's Day family project and they ALL turned out great!


  • Prepared Wood Panel with Hanger Attached

  • Hammer

  • Nails

  • White Embroidery Thread

  • Optional: Accent Color of Thread

  • Clothespin

  • Tape


  1. First, you'll need to organize your materials for the string art project.

  2. Position the chosen pattern on the piece of wood and use tape to secure it temporarily.

  3. With a hammer, lightly pound linoleum nails all the way around the paper pattern. Try to space them as evenly as possible and nail them to the same depth.

  4. Tip: To prevent your fingers from getting hit with the hammer, pinch each nail in a clothespin and hold that instead of the nail itself.

  5. When the shape has been outlined completely with nails, remove the paper pattern. Using embroidery floss, outline the perimeter of the shape. Begin by tying the floss to the first nail and leave a tail for tying off when you are finished.

  6. Tip: Use all six threads of the embroidery floss. Using fewer will cause the