How to: Simple and Spooky DIY String Art For Halloween

halloween string art
photo: Lexy Ward

To say I love decorating shelves & mantels, would be the understatement of the year. And during the holidays, I kind of go a little crazy with the accessories. I love the look of string art, but wanted a more simple version for our house.  With a little leather cord, I brought a little fun macabre to my mantle!       


How To: Spooky & Simple BOO String Art For Halloween
photo: Lexy Ward

Materials needed:

  • 3 pieces of wood MDF (measuring 6″ x 9″)
  • white spray paint
  • flat head nails
  • leather cord
  • hammer & paper letter templates (not pictured, but template download here – B & O)
How To: Spooky & Simple BOO String Art For Halloween
photo: Lexy Ward

Step 1: Spray paint the MDF pieces white. Continue Reading

Make It: DIY String Art Alternative Christmas Tree

We’ve seen typographic string art, abstract string art, and now: Christmas tree string art! If you’ve got the patience and the wall space (and don’t want to take up any floor space), this project’s for you.      

The estimated completion time for this project from Erin Michael is 1-3 hours, so grab a hammer and some nails and set aside an afternoon or Saturday morning, then check out the full tutorial over on MSN! Continue Reading

Make It: Modern DIY Abstract String Art

created at: 09/11/2012

String art is all the rage these days, though most projects tend to take more typographic forms. I’m a big, big fan of this abstract/geometric version though. Plus? It’s way easy!    


Meg Allan Cole, one of my favorite crafty bloggers ever, created this simple DIY string art using a craft store canvas, colorful string, and that ever-trusty tool: a ruler. Check out the full how-to on her blog Nest!

Make It: Typographic “Home Sweet Home” DIY Yarn Art!

created at: 06/28/2012

We’re all about string art these days. I particularly love this simplified, playful approach from Jen Lula!    

The subtle texture of the yarn, combined with the soft color palette, adds a certain level of whimsy to this space! I really love how Jen from Jen Loves Kev incorporated her DIY string art into a larger vignette to complete the room and create an interesting focal point. Check out her tips for creating a perfectly level and even string art installation of your own over on Jen Loves Kev!

More Typographic String Love

created at: 01/23/2012

Now that we all know how to make typographic string art, thanks to Chris, I’m seeing it pop up around the internet more and more.  I had to “ooh” and “aah” over this Love one that caught my eye.   Since I spent my Monday sticking glittery Valentine decorations around my house with my little girls, that day of Love has been on my mind.  Since Janny from Que Linda! used yellow string, this can be up all year long. Continue Reading

String-Art Chairs

created at: 04/13/2010

Jessica Carnevale’s collection dubbed ‘Stretch’ is reminiscent of 1970’s string art. The chairs are made using latex, rope and bungees for a very springy and comfy effect. I dunno about you, but they make me wanna find a chair and take a saw and drill to it.   

created at: 04/13/2010