String Art Letters Templates
String Art Letters Templates – You’ve probably seen lots of nail art projects on DIY sites or Pinterest. I was working on a project for a friend and decided to give it a try. I love that the project really turns out to be as easy as this! I decided to make a basic version and a chevron one. I may also deal with the staff, but that will be for a future project.
First I painted my boards with 2 coats of paint, front and back. Depending on the look you want and the type of wood you are using, you may not want to paint them at all. I’ve seen some cute projects using barn boards or other old boards.
String Art Letters Templates
After my paint was dry, I placed my pattern on the wood and using a ballpoint pen, I pressed and traced it. This left an indentation in the wood that I wanted to put my nails into.
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I put nails at the points of my letter, then spaced the nails to make it even. I ended up with nails 1 to 1 1/2 inches apart.
Then I began to zig zag my yarn around the entire letter. I went back to make an X and finally went around the outside of the letter. I don’t think you can go wrong with your pattern. If you do something you don’t like, just start over.
Finally, I tied a knot on the nail on the other side of my letter. I was able to put them under each other to hide my threads, but thought I’d glue them down with a hot glue gun. That’s it. Besides waiting for the paint to dry, it only takes me about 30 minutes!
After doing one successful nail string art, I decided to move on to another to keep up the momentum. I followed the same process for the chevron. I took a few more pictures of the yarn weaving process, so I’ll show them below. As you know I love a good monogram project, but I think the chevron is my favorite of the two!
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I think I might decide on the next state plan or wait until the holidays and do some seasonal designs.
I already had nails and paint on hand. If I didn’t want to use colored yarn, I would just have to buy the boards. Quick, easy and cheap – love projects like this! You can easily create a pattern for an impressive string art project in Silhouette Studio. If you have Silhouette Studio Designer Edition, we’ve shown you how to do this before (see that blog post here ).
Open Silhouette Studio and import your design for the string art pattern. In this case, we will use a script font to create a monogram.
When you get Script Font BundleatSo Fontsy, you can get this cute script font to use in your project. One of 27 beautiful script fonts to choose from in this collection and 89% off! Now, that’s beautiful!
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Oversized shapes and letters are best for a string art project. We sized our letter to fit 8.5×11 inch copy paper.
Select a letter or shape and open the Line Style panel or click the Line Style box on the top quick access menu. Click the down arrow to open more line style options.
Change the line style from a straight line to a dashed line by clicking on the line. We found that the “medium density” line worked very well for this project.
Next, increase the thickness of the line – if it is above 0, you can increase it as much as you like. Here the line thickness has been increased to 2.00 pt.
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Then print the letter or shape on thin copy paper. If nothing is printed on the paper, make sure you change the line thickness from 0 to above. We’ve written a whole blog post about this topic – how to fix your text or shape if it’s not printing.
Attach the printed paper to a thick, wooden board with some low-stick tape. This pine plaque comes from Michaels and measures 11 x 14 inches and is 11/16 inches thick. You can finish the wood board however you want, with paint or stain, just make sure it is sealed (if needed) and dry before attaching the printed pattern.
Use the dashed lines printed on the pattern as a guide to place your nails. Tap a nail in the middle of each line. It may be easier to start with the innermost parts of the design first (such as a hole in a letter or shape) and work your way out.
If you have trouble gripping the nail with your fingers, use clothespins or pliers to hold the nail while you tap it with the hammer.
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Try to make the nails as straight as possible, but it is okay if they are slightly curved. But make sure you hit the nails securely. The string puts tension on the nails, and if it’s not tight enough, the nails can come off.
Tear off the printed pattern directly from the nails. A pair of tweezers will help get under the paper…
… and to remove small scraps of paper that can get stuck under the nails.
Take a spool of thread and tie the end to one of the nails using two knots. Try to make the knot face the inside of the letter or shape on the nail. So the string art design hides it and the head of the string as well.
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Then, start threading! I have found it effective to start the letter by describing it first. Wrap the string around the outside of the letter or shape to get the clearest outline. Then start zig-zagging the thread from nail to nail – I didn’t use a rhyme or reason, I just started wrapping the thread to complete the shape.
Be careful, the thread does not come off the nail. Make sure it fits snugly under the nail head. You may need to press the thread under your head with your finger first, then pull it tight, but not too tight.
When you’re done, leave yourself about 12 inches or so of thread before cutting the spool. So when you tie it to one of the nails with a double knot, it will be enough to work.
Then weave the tails of the knot under the string art design to hide. And if necessary, if the tails stick out, cut off the excess thread.
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Now enjoy your handy work and grab the script font pack from So Fontsy to use the font used in this project. Then you can use all 27 fonts in the Script Font Bundle to create an unlimited number of beautiful script projects!
Note: This post may contain affiliate links. I receive a small commission by clicking on them and purchasing products through my links. This helps fund Silhouette School so I can continue to buy new Silhouette related products to show you how to get the most out of your machine! After years of seeing string art ideas all over Pinterest, I decided it was time to share my own. version! This easy graphic wire art has an ombre effect with different shades of embroidery thread. Plus, it took less than an hour to make! String art doesn’t have to be difficult, and I’m sharing my graphic string art template below to create this “holiday” design. If you want something different, I also have a quick tutorial on how to make your own string art template! It’s pretty simple if you have the right software.
Psst, do you recognize these supplies from my craft box giveaway last week? Here’s an example of DIY wall art and how to use materials to create graphic wire art that you can hang in your home! Since our walls are still bare, I’m looking forward to finding a place for it.
You can download my “rest” string art template here. This is formatted to 8 x 10 inches. If you want to create your own graphic string art template, I recommend using Adobe Illustrator. Type the word/phrase in the font of your choice. Adjust to the size of the wooden surface. Then right-click and select “create contours”. Now you can adjust the stroke of the design by opening the Stroke window. Then click on the hamburger menu (see above) and click the Show Options button. Check the “Line dash” box and space the spaces apart. This custom graphic works with any design you want to make string art.
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Step 1: Place the printed template on the wooden board. Make sure it is printed in the correct size. Hold in place or use tape