Love faux flowers, but don’t have room for more vases on your tables or shelves? Here is the perfect solution! Make a beautiful piece of wall decor by creating a string art vase with faux flowers. This project is super easy and inexpensive to make (especially if you purchase the faux flowers at the dollar store or Walmart!). The flowers I used for this project were purchased at Walmart for just $3.00, gotta love that!
I had been seeing the string art mason jars with faux flowers on Pinterest and really liked those, but I wanted something that had a little more string volume to add color, so I decided on a vase instead of a mason jar. Wanting to make your own string art for wall decor? Look no further, instructions for creating this easy-peasy project begin now:
String Art Vase with Faux Flowers:
- Embroidery String (I used a white/silver mix and blue for this project)
- 1×10@ 18″ wood board
- 3/4″ nails
- Wood Stain (I used Minwax Dark Walnut)
Cut a 1×10 board to 18″ in length.
Stain with wood stain. I used Minwax Dark Walnut.
Print a picture of a vase with a shape you like, and that is approximately 2/3 the height of the board, and narrower than the board.
Begin hammering nails through the paper into the wood to trace the outline of the vase. Make sure the nails are evenly spaced about 1/2″ apart and are of equal depth into the wood (make sure enough nail is remaining on top of the wood to be able to wrap string around it.
Continue adding nails until the entire vase has been traced.
Once all nails have been placed, gently tear the paper away from the nails and board.
Now, time to begin adding string! I have found the easiest way to wrap the string around the nails is using a disassembled pen (since fingers are often too wide to fit between the nails). I separate the top and bottom sections of the pen and remove the ink stick from the inside. I then take the bottom portion of the pen (the pointed end) and run my embroidery string from the wide portion of the pen bottom, through the pointed end of the pen bottom. Here’s an example:
Now, take the end of the string coming out of the pointed end of the pen bottom and tie it in a knot around one of the corer nails. Then create a pattern of your choice for the vase by wrapping the string around the nails that are across from each other, or directly next to each other. You can go straight across or diagonally to create the pattern.
I first went mostly straight across, but felt that the pattern was too light. So I decided to add more string moving across the vase diagonally to fill in the space a bit more.
After adding all the white/silver string, I wanted to add a pop of color in the middle of the vase. So, I typed the word “love” into Microsoft Word and found a script font that I liked and printed that out. I then placed the paper with that word into the middle section of the vase.
I then traced the letters using nails hammered into the board.
Next, I gently peeled the paper with the wording off the nails and board.
Now, I have the word “love” written in nails in the center of my vase.
I then used dark blue thread to string around the nails spelling out “love”, tying the string in a knot at the first and last nail.
I clipped the stems on the faux flowers and slid the stems behind the string to add them to my vase! I now have a pretty piece of artwork for my walls that only cost a few dollars to create and only a few hours of my time!
Have you created any projects with string art? If so, I’d love to hear about it in the comments below!