Throwback Crafts: Cardboard String Art

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by Eileen Farley, A.C. Moore Craftologist

Throwback Crafts: Cardboard String Art

“Retro” is the new “in”! Taking a cue from Spirographs and other repetitive spiral patterns, we love these string art starbursts. Make a bunch for a striking wall hanging, Christmas ornaments, gift tags or just to celebrate #TBT.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner (8 + up)
  • Time:about an hour

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Prepare Circles: Cut three of the same size circles from the cardstock. (Find something such as a dish or vase from around the house to trace around with a pencil.) Glue all three pieces of cardstock together. Cut 1/2 inch slits, the same distance apart, all the way around the edge of the circle.
  • 2
    Add Yarn: Slide the yarn into the first slit, leaving a 3 inch tail on the other side. Make your way around the circle, passing through the slits several times. Change colors by tying one color to another in the back. Continue until you like how it looks. You should end where the beginning tail is. Leave a 3 inch tail and cut yarn. Hold both tails together and make a knot behind circle. Make another knot at the end to create hanger.
  • 3
    Share: We'd love to see what yarns and cardstock you used to create your string art masterpiece! Snap and send a photo #ACMooreInspired

Project Details

  • Level:beginner (8 + up)
  • Time:about an hour

Project Supplies

  • •Assorted Nicole™ Crafts 12 inch x 12 inch Cardstock & Yarns
  • •Beacon Zip Dry Paper Glue 2 oz., Scissors, Ruler & Pencil