Eiffel Tower String Art

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by Eileen Farley, A.C. Moore Craftologist

Eiffel Tower String Art

Ooh la la! We love Paris -- and not just in springtime -- so we chose the Eiffel Tower for our string art design. But the technique can be used on any landmark from a favorite vacation spot. All you need is a wood plaque, paint, embroidery floss, some basics from the toolbox and you're good to go!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner (6 + up)
  • Time:1 hour + drying time

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Prepare Surface: If you haven't already done so, download and print project template. Or create your own, using ours as a guide for the "dimensional look" it needs to have. Whichever template you're using, make sure it fits on your wood plaque. You also want to make sure the nails can fit with some of the wood plaque showing through. Paint the wood plaque with Blue Harbor (or any other color of paint) and let it dry.
  • 2
    Add Design: Center the template on the painted wood. Hammer nails into each intersecting point made by the line drawing. Use the pliers to hold each nail while hammering to protect your fingers. Try to keep the height of the nails the same. When all the nails are hammered in, carefully remove the paper template. Use tweezers to pull the pieces of paper from around the nails.
  • 3
    Add the Embroidery Floss: Tie the end of the skein of floss to one nail (we started at the top with our skein of Bright Canary). Loop the floss around the nails making the shape of the Eiffel Tower (or other design). Refer to the template to make sure all the lines have been made on the nails. Tie the floss to the last nail and trim the floss.
  • 4
    Share: Don'’t string us along! Show us your finished project! #ACMooreInspired

Project Details

  • Level:beginner (6 + up)
  • Time:1 hour + drying time

Project Supplies

  • •Walnut Hollow 6-3/4 inch x 9 inch Pine Rectangle Plaque, DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint Blue Harbor 2 oz. & DMC #117 Six-Strand Embroidery Floss 973 Bright Canary
  • •1 inch Foam Brush, 5/8 inch Linoleum Nails (about 50 should work for most projects), Small Hammer, Long Nose Pliers, Tweezers & Scissors
Download Project Template