absolutely remarkable DIY: nail and string art

Can I just tell you how much I love this DIY? A LOT!  It’s pretty straight forward with fun results. And older kids should be able to do the project as well!

All you need are a wood backer {I found mine at Michaels}, paint {if desired}, a pattern, nails, hammer and string or yarn.

For the star and heart designs, I simply drew a sketch and cut it out on while paper. For the ‘M’ monogram, I used a large, straight font and printed it off the computer. Easy!

Lay your pattern down and place nails all around. About 1/4-1/2 inch apart.

Then tie on the string to begin. It’s very free form and it’s best to work in sections. Just wrap the string back and forth until you get a nice pattern. Make sure to wrap string tightly so it won’t unravel.

 For the star and the ‘M’, I outlined with string to give them definition. Super fun!

I think this ‘M’ will be perfect for Matthias’ bedroom.

Which one is your favorite?


  1. I can see why you LOVE this! So cute!! This may inspire me to gather a few friends for a fun little craft night after all the kiddos are asleep. (Love that it’s simple and doesn’t require a ton of thought or accuracy…gives you the joy of being creative even if you’re zapped from a long day!) Thanks for sharing!!

  2. The M, because I like the natural look of the wood backing. I just bought some spoons and stamps to start your last tutorial… So excited!

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