Hello there friends, I’m loving the new string art I’ve created for our home. It’s really easy and an affordable project that you can get excited about. My love of number art started about a year ago and I’ve been looking for fun ways to add it to our home ever since. I created a number 5 for our home and a number 3 for my good friend.
All you need to get started is a piece of wood. Mine is about 5×7 in size maybe a little larger. You can purchase a blank piece that’s already been sanded and edged nicely from any craft store. Your paint color of choice. A hammer, small 1 inch nails, tape and string. You can also use colored twine if you like. Plain white paper and pencil.
Now the fun begins. Begin by applying a coat of your paint color of choice and letting it dry completely. While that’s drying use your plain white paper and a pencil to sketch the number. I folded a piece of computer paper in half and it was the perfect size. You can also use your computer to print out a number to use if you don’t like to sketch. Once you get it just right you want to center it and tape along the edges so that it doesn’t move.
Go along your pencil sketch hammering in your small nails. I kept my nails close together. I think the end results are better by keeping them fairly close together. The number seems to stand out and the more string the better. I hammered them down about a half of an inch. This gives you a half of an inch to string.
After you are finished hammering around your entire sketch you can finally remove your paper sketch. This is when it all really comes together beautifully. After all of that hammering you may want to take a break before the stringing begins. Once you start you don’t want to stop until it’s completed.
Begin by tying a knot in one corner of your number. Cut off the excess string and go crazy. There is no pattern. Instead you want to keep stringing until your number art has depth and each nail has been strung at least once. Many of mine have been strung multiple times. Once you are happy with your string art you will tie another knot to finish it off.
I used my number 5 String Art for Nevaeh’s You Are My Sunshine Birthday Party. I will be sharing the party with you soon. Now that the party is over this number 5 has made it’s home in our living room. It’s bright and cheerful. The best party decor is one that you can use after the party ends!