Dress Up Your Walls With These 8 String Art Projects

Custom wall decor without the hefty price tag? Yes, please.

It reached peak popularity in the '70s, but string art has made a big comeback in the last few years. While you can buy already-made string art or string art kits from many craft stores, you can also create your own custom wall decor from scratch — and it won't cost you much, either. Grab a hammer, some nails and a whole lot of string, and try one of these budget-friendly DIYs.

Mod Monogram

Detail Photo of Art Grouping

Detail of Art Grouping

A grouping of varied art features in this close-up photo.

We've got starburst templates for every letter to simplify this project. Download it and get started!

Easy Animal Art

Start with any animal silouhette and convert it into cool, geometric artwork with this technique. No nails required — just use a needle to poke holes in a stretched canvas.

Oversized Silhouette

Play up scale and proportion in an artistic way with string, roofing nails and plywood.

Photo by: Rustic White Photography, LLC

Rustic White Photography, LLC

Looking for a more advanced DIY project? Use plywood, paint and roofing nails to make this large-scale piece of art.

Negative Space

Add a graphic touch to any room in the house with this simple string art project.

Photo by: Rustic White Photography, LLC

Rustic White Photography, LLC

For a twist on the silhouette concept, draw a shape on a sheet of painted plywood, then fill in the space around it with string.

World Map

DIY Large Scale String Art World Map

DIY Large Scale String Art World Map

Whether you’re a world traveler or you just got your passport, no one can resist this gorgeous world map with its intricate string art, playful color and large scale design.

Photo by: Brian Patrick Flynn, Flynnsideout.com

Brian Patrick Flynn, Flynnsideout.com

You can use just about any map as a stencil for this stylish project. Try it with your favorite state or country, too.

Heart of Gold



Decorate your home for Valentine's Day with this easy DIY, or display it year round.

Neon Diamond

This bright, colorful diamond would make a perfect photo booth backdrop.

Holiday Saying

String Art Holiday Sign

Holiday String Art Signage

Add graphic impact to your home this holiday season with a welcoming sign made from string, nails and wood.

Photo by: Brian Patrick Flynn

Brian Patrick Flynn

Bring some holiday cheer to your home with a festive word or phrase. Use a precut wood plaque for a rustic touch.

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