decoration, DIY

DIY string art wall decor.

April 9, 2015

Although this week has been shorter than usual (or maybe because of that) I’m already looking forward to the weekend to wind down and relax. Apparently the weather will be very nice but even if it won’t I got a new corner in my home to relax. Drink some coffee and read a book.

Make yourself a typography inspired DIY string art sign with just a few easy steps.

I made this string art wall decor as part of my styling job for Servus Magazin. I hung it over my couch to remind me to take a breath and relax from time to time. If you’re not familiar with German (no shame there!) it’s best translated with tranquility which would be a horrible word to put on a board with string art.

Make yourself a typography inspired DIY string art sign with just a few easy steps.

All you need is:
– a board
– a burner
– paper templates of the word
– double-sided adhesive tape
– nails
– a hammer
– thread

how to torch a wooden board with household materials to get an used look.

Did you see that I upcycled some wood there? It’s a part of the lid of a wine crate. I love wooden wine boxes. You might have noticed here and there. I burned my wood before using because I wanted it to look more used and darker. I acutally bought this burner to make creme brulée. You just never know what you end up using your tools for, right?

How to make yourself a typography inspired DIY string art sign with just a few easy steps.

Now cut the letters that you’d like to make out of paper and stick  it on the wood with the adhesive tape. Hammer the nails around the paper letters with about 3 mm space between each nail.

Make yourself a typography inspired DIY string art sign with just a few easy steps.

Once you’re done with that. Just wrap the string around the nails and voilá! You made it!

Make yourself a typography inspired DIY string art sign with just a few easy steps.

See how relaxed I look pretending to read a book? And do you remember this fox I made? It normally sits in my bedroom but I thought I change it up a little bit.

Make yourself a typography inspired DIY string art sign with just a few easy steps.

At the moment I have a hard time crawling out of bed. I feel so tired that I drink coffee in the morning (normally more an afternoon-routine for me).

Do you feel the same? How do you recharge our batteries?

Now. Carry on!

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20 Comments

  • Reply Emma April 14, 2015 at 5:21 pm

    Love this. Such a clever idea Sarah. I never would have thought to use a creme brulée torch on wood!

  • Reply Iola Myerscough April 14, 2015 at 6:40 pm

    Wow, such an amazing idea! Going to have to try this! Is there a certain pattern to wrap the string on with?

    • Reply sarah April 15, 2015 at 9:24 am

      You’re very kind, Iola. I just wrapped the string randomly. Just make sure to only use short ways (nails that are closer together) as it will make a better pattern and to keep it a little wild. 🙂

  • Reply Gudrun April 15, 2015 at 3:47 pm

    Das ist eine super Idee! Das muss ich ausprobieren!

    • Reply sarah April 15, 2015 at 3:49 pm

      Mach das! Es ist wirlich einfach… Wenn du es auf Social Media teilst, kannst du bitte den Hashtag #lwim verwenden? Dann kann ich es mir ansehen. Das würd mich sehr freuen!

  • Reply Laurie F May 20, 2015 at 2:53 am

    I love your blog! We are going to do names with string art!

    • Reply sarah May 20, 2015 at 9:43 am

      Thank you, Laurie. Names are a good idea. Where do you hang them?

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  • Reply Cassie June 15, 2015 at 10:34 pm

    Maybe this is a weird question, but what font did you use? I absolutely love the lettering!

    • Reply sarah June 16, 2015 at 12:17 pm

      Hi Cassie,

      that’s not an weird questions. I actually looked long and hard to find the right one. I think I used Cambria. (Sorry, I didn’t save it.)

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