DIY Craft: How to Make String Art With Nails

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String Art With Nails

Difficulty: Hard
Estimate time to make


Great for

2nd – 12th

grade girls

A string art with nails is great for a variety of events or a addition to a meeting. Today I will show you how to use a piece of wood, nails and some yarn to make a beautiful art piece for your wall.  You can learn through directions and pictures and a short video showing a basic star string art with nails being made. Let’s get started!

For this craft you will need

  • Wooden base

  • Scissors

  • Nails

  • Hammer

  • Yarn

  • Scissors

  • Paper

How to make craft

  • First choose the shape that you want to create. Have in mind that you can create any shape that you want. I’ve decided to create a star and trace or draw it on piece of paper. Then cut out the star with scissors.
  • Put the star in the middle of the wooden base and start putting the nails into the wooden base using the hammer and around the edges of the paper star. This will make sure you will create the perfect star shape with the nails. Once done take off the paper.
  • When you have finished the star shape created with the nails it’s time to start wrapping the yarn around the nails. Now, take the yarn and tie it at the end of one of the nails. Then start wrapping it around the nails going in every possible direction. The goal
    is to fill the star inside with the yarn. Remember to keep the shape of the star try to connect with the nail opposite of the nail you wrap it to.
  • When you are happy with the look of the star it’s time to secure the end of the yarn by tying it on one of the nails again. If there is any longer end left cut it using scissors.

Craft Video

Crafts Beyond the String Art With Nails

Need more string art inspiration? Here is a pinterest board full of string nail craft ideas to help your girls create a amazing string art craft.

Inspiration from other Leaders 
If you have pictures of your troop making a string art with nails that you want to share send them my way and I would love to add to this post. Email me!

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My name is Jodi Carlson, I am a mom, wife, & web designer and come with 25 years of GS experience. I am now sharing my experiences and helping other Girl leaders be great and successful and shape today’s girls to be the leaders of tomorrow. I was blessed with a Son in March of 2015 and stepped down as a full time girl leader, but missed planning and volunteering, so I decided after 25 years I have so many ideas to inspire girls and help leaders so I choose to build this blog and it has grown into a resource beyond GS, I am reaching girl leaders in many organizations.