How do you feel about the string art craze? I love the look, but the whole idea of hammering a million nails seemed too overwhelming! When I found these darling wooden push pins in the Target dollar spot a while back, I thought it would be fun to create my own string art using corkboard. No nails and hammer needed for this project…
To make this DIY corkboard string art, you’ll just need a few supplies:
- Sheet of cork (12″x 22″)
- Crochet thread
- push pins
- picture frame
Start by cutting the cork down to fit in your frame and remove the glass. Next, print a template for the monogram or design you want for your string art. Cut out the template and tape it down in the center of your frame. Outline the template with push pins and then create a border of pins around the edge of the frame. To make sure the pins were secure enough to hold the weight of the string wrapping, I pushed them through the backing board that came with my frame. This part takes a little while and some of the pins go in easier than others, but it is definitely doable!
Once all the pushpins are in place, you can start wrapping the string in a consistent pattern. I didn’t really have a plan for this, I just went for it!
Continue to layer the string until you get the coverage you want. The push pins may start to pull a little if there are too many layers of string on one pin, so make sure you are spreading the pattern out evenly. Here’s my finished pattern:
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