Snowflake String Art

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I can’t take credit for this idea. I saw that Hobby Lobby had one like this and knew I had to copy it. I took a picture of theirs on my phone and bought all the supplies I thought I would need.

Materials:

-10 x 10 canvas wood panel

-blue and grey acrylic paint

glitter (optional)

short nails (5/8 in) and hammer

-white string (I use crochet thread)

-this snowflake or an image of your choosing (docsnowflake   0r  pdfsnowflake)

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The canvas wood panel has a frame on the back, so turn it upside down.

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Mix equal parts blue and grey and paint the inside and sides of the panel. While the paint is still wet, sprinkle on some glitter. (Tip: do the glitter part over a baking sheet to keep the mess contained. Or in the garage.)

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Let it dry for several hours or overnight. Meanwhile, cut out the snowflake and arrange it how you want it to sit in the frame. Secure it with a nail.

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This next part is tedious, but necessary. You need to hammer in a nail anywhere where two lines converge, and wherever a line ends. I think I used 92 nails total. Don’t nail them all of the way in – just enough so they are secure in the wood. (Tip: If  you are worried about the nails poking through onto your table, nail the snowflake down on top of an old couch.)

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Next carefully tear the snowflake paper from between the nails. Make sure not to pull the nails out with the paper.

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Take the beginning of the tread and tie the end around a nail. Choose a nail that’s not very prominent. Then start wrapping the tread around in the pattern of the snowflake. You may want to keep a picture of the snowflake handy for reference.dscn3943

When you’ve come to the end, tie off your string and admire your beautiful work.

 

 

 

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