Mini Trend – String Art

13 Mar

String artwork is everywhere. I can’t scroll Pinterest, read a blog or flip through a decor magazine without seeing another great project using string. It is amazing how a little bit of thread, twine or ribbon can turn into an interesting geometric pattern, silhouette or typography. Here are a few of my fav projects:

Recently, I picked up a copy of the magazine FreshStyle, a special publication that features drool-worthy interiors and DIY projects that will knock your socks off – I’ve been pouring over the pages since I bought it last weekend! Among the inspiring DIYs featured, I fell in love with the “choose happiness” string art shown above. It’s so sweet and looks quite simple compared to other DIY string projects. And just when I thought the magazine couldn’t get any better, I realized some of my favorite DIY bloggers, such as Mandi from Vintage Revivals, are featured in the publication. My favorite Mandi project is the Love/Heart string art shown below. Here is a link to her complete tutorial.

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Now you know how much I LOVE anything Jonathan Adler. Well in one of his most recent books, 100 Ways to a Happy Chic Life, is this fun geometric crown made from string. And if I haven’t already convinced you to buy the book in my review post here, the full tutorial, including a template, for this fabulous project can be found in the book.

The last string art project I would like to feature is by Oh Happy Day. These name cards are so unique and fun. I will definitely consider making them for my next dinner party! Click here for a full tutorial.

via Oh Happy Day

If you haven’t had your fill of string art yet, I recommend popping over to Pinterest and doing a keyword search for even more eye candy! You certainly will come away inspired.

What do you think of this trend?

xoxo, Andi

4 Responses to “Mini Trend – String Art”

  1. Beverley March 13, 2013 at 7:48 pm #

    Great! This is making a come back. My husband bought me my first string art project when we first met in 1977! The string varied from plain black to sparkly silver. It was great fun and I’m glad to see its back albeit in a slightly different format, I like it.

    • allputtogether March 13, 2013 at 10:22 pm #

      That’s so cute! I hope you have a picture of it!

  2. cynthiamurdoch March 16, 2013 at 11:42 am #

    I’m glad to see a comeback – it was popular in the 70’s and I tried my hand at a few projects. They were fun. The name cards are darling!

    • allputtogether March 16, 2013 at 11:34 pm #

      I would love to get my hands on some patterns from the 70s. I will have to keep my eyes open at the thrift shop!