String art is beautiful and trendy! It’s very simple to do, too! But you can take your string art up a notch by adding fun textures and elements to the finished product to give it some more depth and character! I made this pretty String art wreath on a beautiful Walnut Hollow Basswood Country Round wood slice, and added some silk flowers for a lovely pop of color!
Here’s what you’ll need to make your own String Art Wreath:
- Walnut Hollow Basswood Country Round (I used an Extra Large size)
- Printable Wreath Guide
- Wire Brad Nails (7/8th inch)
- Embroidery Thread in Shades of Green
- Artificial Flowers
Print and trim the Printable wreath guide to fit on your Basswood Round. Tape it into place.
Hammer a nail into each dot on the guide. Be careful not to hammer your fingers!
After all of your nails have been hammered into place, you can tear away the paper guide. If some small pieces stick down under your nails, you can use tweezers to remove them.
Tie the embroidery thread in a knot on a nail, and string a circle around the wreath. Wrap the thread around the nails, and weave in and out, back and forth to fill in the spaces. Make a complete circle in one color. Tie the thread off on a nail when you’ve completed the inner circle.
Use different shades of thread to string the leaves of the wreath. I used varying shades of green and did the leaves in pairs. You can fill the leaves in more completely if you’d like. I made a pattern wrapping the string around each nail on the edge of the leaf, back to the center nail.
Tie off each leaf or leaf group before using another thread.
Trim the stems of the artificial flowers you want to use so they are no longer than an inch in length. Tuck the stems into the strings on the wreath to hold them into place.
I only added a small bunch of flowers to one side of my wreath because I didn’t want to hide too many of the string leaves I spent so long creating. Add as many or as few flowers as you’d like.
If you want the flowers to stay permanently, you can add a dab of hot glue under them to attach them to the strings, or you can just tuck the stems in the strings and change the flowers out with the seasons!
What color flowers would you put into your string wreath?
After studying Culinary Arts in Portland Oregon, Kelli went back home to the sunny South West where she decided she wanted to do different kinds of Art. This busy mom of three spends all of her available free time creating in her Craft Shack “she shed” where she can be found burning wood, repurposing old stuff, crafting, and painting just about anything she can get her hands on.