This DIY snowflake string art tutorial makes the perfect decoration for winter!
Hi there, it’s Lydi back from Lydi Out Loud and I’m excited to share this fun (and easy!) snowflake string art tutorial with you today! If you’ve ever been intimidated to try string art, don’t be! It’s actually quite simple with the help of a template. See how to make a beautiful winter version with me!
Snowflake String Art Tutorial Supplies:
- Darice Unfinished Pallet Wood Sign
- Chalk Paint (I used Americana Decor Chalky Finish in Relic)
- Paint Brush
- Snowflake Template
- Small Nails
- Darice White Kite String
Optional for “Let it snow” addition to the snowflake string art sign:
- Cricut or Other Cutting Machine
- Let It Snow Cut File
- EasyPress (with a press cloth or parchment paper)
- White Glitter Iron-on Vinyl
Paint the surface of the pallet wood sign with chalk paint. I love chalky finish because it covers in just one coat! Allow to dry completely.
Optional Let It Snow Design
If you’d like to add the “Let it snow” onto the snowflake string art, open the cut file and cut iron-on material (remember to mirror the image when doing any iron-on). Weed away the negative space from the iron-on and position onto the pallet wood sign.
Place a press cloth or parchment paper over the design and press with a medium-high iron or EasyPress for 30 – 40 seconds. Gently peel back the iron-on lining. If any of the glitter iron-on starts to lift with the liner, don’t remove the liner and press for another 10 – 15 seconds.
Position a snowflake template onto the pallet sign. There are many snowflake patterns online you can google or you can use the template that can be found with the Let It Snow cut file and cut it out of vinyl to make the template.
Hammer nails into all of the edges and intersection point on the snowflake design. If you use the thicker snowflake template that I used, hammer the nails into the middle areas for consistency. Remove the template from the sign.
Have the snowflake template on hand to reference so you know where to wrap the string. It can look a little confusing once you remove the template from the pallet sign. Tie the kite string into a knot around the middle nail and start wrapping the string to follow the pattern of the snowflake template. There’s no science or direction you have to follow, just get to stringing! 🙂 I wrapped the string around in a loop at each nail to keep the string in place and so it’s taut throughout the entire snowflake.
For another wintry decor idea, check out this DIY sign with reversible winter and Valentine’s Day themes.
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Lydia is the creator of Lydi Out Loud, a lifestyle blog where she shares her passions in crafting, DIY, cooking and entertaining. She is a wife, fur baby mama and lover of paint, glue guns, vinyl and peanut butter. Lydia has been featured in Somerset Home magazine, GoodHousekeeping.com, CountryLiving.com and Buzz Feed.