I always get a little depressed when the holidays are over and all the Christmas décor is put away. My way to combat the after holidays blah is to replace the overly Christmas decorations with items that have more of a wintry feel to them. I’ve been obsessed with string art lately, and thought snowflake DIY string art would be a perfect piece that I could leave out well into the New Year.
- 6×6 Wood Pallet Art Canvas
- Light Blue & White Baker’s Twine
- Acrylic or Chalk Paint (I used White DecoArt Acrylic Paint, and Martha Stewart Chalk Paint in Blue Agave)
- Assorted Craft Set of Foam Brushes
- Small Nails (I used ¾” nails)
- Snowflake Template
The first step in creating the DIY string art is painting the front surface. I chose to paint mine white, but you could also stain the wood if you wanted a more natural look.
I wanted a more dimensional look, so I painted the sides a light blue color to match the blue baker’s twine.
Once the paint has fully dried, lay the snowflake template on top and begin carefully tapping the nails into the wood.
I placed a nail on each point and nook of the snowflake pattern.
After you’ve added all the nails, gently pull the paper out.
Next decide where you’ll start the twine and tie a knot around one of the nails.
Begin by weaving the baker’s twine around each of the nails to outline the snowflake.
Now that the whole snowflake has been outlined you can go back in and add more detail.
There was no rhyme or reason to my method with this part. I just crisscrossed and wound in and out until I achieved a look I liked.
Once you’re satisfied with your design, cut the twine and tie a knot around the final nail.
Now you’re ready to incorporate your new DIY string art in with your holiday décor.
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Annaliese is a party stylist and owner of Made of Sugar and Spice, a dress-up party boutique for little girls ages 3 – 10. Her love of color, pretty girly things, glitter, and creative nature help transform every day occasions into the best day ever. She lives by the motto “I can spray paint that,” has a major sweet tooth, and when she’s not crafting or planning parties, you can find her spending time with her husband, son and three dogs.