DMC String Art Monogram

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by DMC Design Team

DMC String Art Monogram

Floss + nails + wood = string art!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:3 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Project time does not include drying time for neither the paint nor the clear nail polish.
  • 2
    Paint the wood plaque Wicker White and let dry completely.
  • 3
    On a piece of paper, print a monogram in desired letters and font to use as a template. (Keep in mind, though, that the monogram must be smaller than the wood plaque.)
  • 4
    Use double stick tape to hold the template in place on the wood plaque.
  • 5
    Using the hammer, tap the linoleum nails into the wood plaque, placing nails along the outside border of each letter. Space them an even distance apart to create a uniform outlined edge. Hold the nails in place with needle nose pliers or a pair of tweezers while hammering, to protect your fingers.
  • 6
    When all of the nails have been placed, carefully remove the template. Use needle nose pliers or tweezers to remove any small pieces of paper or tape that remain between the nails.
  • 7
    Leaving the floss in the wrapper, pull the tail of the first floss color (as shown, this is the Plum) to begin. Tie the floss to any nail on the first letter in a double knot and begin wrapping the thread in a zigzag pattern. Wrap the thread sparingly to show some White space, or wrap more heavily to create a more solid letter.
  • 8
    When you finish the first letter, tie the floss in an overhand knot around the last nail and add a drop of nail polish to secure and prevent unraveling.
  • 9
    Repeat steps 7 and 8 with the other letters in Very Dark Violet and Dark Electric Blue, respectfully.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:3 hours

Project Supplies

  • DMC #117 Six-Strand Embroidery Floss 718 Plum 104230647
  • DMC #117 Six-Strand Embroidery Floss 550 Very Dark Violet 104230604
  • DMC #117 Six-Strand Embroidery Floss 995 Dark Electric Blue 104230795
  • Walnut Hollow Wood Rectangle Plaque 12 inch x 16 inch 104141700
  • Plaid FolkArt Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Wicker White 104107634
  • Monogram in Desired Letters and Font
  • Small Hammer
  • 5/8 inch Linoleum Nails (about 200)
  • Loew-Cornell Foam Brush 2 inch 104114531
  • 3M Double Stick Tape 104143026
  • Clear Nail Polish
  • Needle Nose Pliers or Tweezers
  • Scissors