Skull String Art
Have you ever found yourself sitting around itching for something crafty to do? That was me today. After rummaging through my art supplies I found some white string and immediately thought of string art. Since it’s almost Halloween, I figured I could create some skull string art. After raiding my hubby’s tool chest for some small nails and rooting through our pile of scrap wood to find a board, I had everything I needed. I was lucky enough to have all the supplies for my project laying around.
Only thing left to do was find a skull template to print out on the internet. Projects that begin with finding everything at home are the best. Now the fun can begin!
What You’ll Need
- Piece of wood (plywood, pressboard, etc.) – this is a piece measuring 8″ x 8″
- White string
- Small nails
- Black paint
- Paint brush
- Skull outline image (easily found online)
Print out your skull outline while paint is drying. My board was 8″x 8″ so I made sure to size the print to fit. A quick Google search should turn up lots of free images you can choose from.
Place the skull print onto the board and start hammering in those nails! It makes quite a racket so I don’t suggest doing this step while the husband is watching tv. Trust me. I just eyeballed the spacing between nails but if you are OCD inclined you may want to measure it out.
Time for the fun part! Start zig-zagging around the skull, leaving the eyes, nose and mouth open. I suggest starting at the bottom and working your way up. Make sure to string both vertically and horizontally to add depth to your piece. Be prepared for some frustration, the string tends to pop off a bit while you are working. Try placing your finger on a nail head while moving on to the next nail.