Make a Holiday-Inspired String Art Sign

Give this 1970's string art craft a modern twist by using copper nails, a rustic wood plaque and a bold, ombre palette.

Photo By: Brian Patrick Flynn

Photo By: Brian Patrick Flynn

Photo By: Brian Patrick Flynn

Photo By: Brian Patrick Flynn

Photo By: Brian Patrick Flynn

Photo By: Brian Patrick Flynn

Photo By: Brian Patrick Flynn

Modern Art

Spell out your favorite holiday shape, word or phrase to showcase festive cheer throughout the season. You'll need: precut wood plaque; small copper nails; heavy thread or string; scissors; hammer; pencil; eraser; staple gun.

Scribe Letters

Use a pencil to draw outlined letters of your chosen word or phrase directly onto the wood plaque.

Mark Nail Placement

Create a visual guide for even nail spacing by pressing a nail into the wood where each one will sit to form the outlined letters. Once the indentations have been made, use an eraser to remove pencil marks from the wood.

Hammer Nails

Referring to the indentations made to form the outlined letters, use a hammer to secure small nails to the wood.

Add String

After knotting the string around the very first nail, tightly weave it back and forth from nail to nail until a solid letter has taken shape.

Tie Knot

Knot the end around the last remaining nail and cut away excess string.

Add Hanger

Display your finished sign by casually leaning it up against the wall or by hanging it in a gallery setting. In order to hang the sign securely, add ribbon to the back of the plaque, then fasten it in place with a staple gun.