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Colorful Easy Word String Art Tutorial

String art can be a fun way to add a statement piece to home decor in a bedroom or living area. It can be as simple as a inspiring word or as complicated as an object. An easy way to customize with any color of embroidery thread. 
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 In my church, there has been a past tradition of doing a Super Saturday with our Women's organization called Relief Society. Usually, once a year (usually at the end of a year) a whole Saturday will be planned at our church to do multiple crafts and mini classes.
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Well, I'm currently the Activity Leader for such activities in my ward and we decided to do a smaller version of such an activity on a Thursday instead; we called it Thrilling Thursday even though we kept calling it Super Saturday because old habits die hard :)
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Anyway, for our Thursday craft, we picked just one craft that everyone could sign up for. Since we had to plan for 30+ women, it needed to be an affordable craft and something most people would enjoy and could do. Seriously, this is such a hard task especially with a very mixed level of crafty and not so crafty people. 
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I honestly didn't expect many people to want to do this craft, but when I brought the be kind as an example for them to see, 30+ people signed up. I was super excited that people wanted to do it, but that meant I had to pre-cut and pre-stain 30+ pieces of wood :). 
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But, thanks to my super awesome and helpful husband, the wood was quick to cut and the staining only took an hour. It was a lot of wood to stain, but with two people staining it went quick.  

Colorful Easy Word String Art Tutorial


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I wanted to do something that was quick and easy. I figured the 3D style string art would be a little too time intensive, so I stuck with a simple font word idea. I simply measured the wood and typed up various inspiring words and printed them to fit the wood. For the 5x12, an 8.5x11 was perfect for this. 
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String Art Tips:

1 Mark dots: 

Mark dots on your template where you want your nails and do your best to line them up with your other dots. 

2 Less Nails: 

For word art, the less nails looks better and is easier for you (well I think so, my be kind had less nails and my thankful more you decide what you like better). Around curve parts of letters you might need a couple extra

3 Tape:

After you mark your dots, tape your paper onto your wood. 

4 Pre drill and Nail: 

Now you can start nailing onto your dots that you marked or you can pre-drill - I read that trick on Sugar Bee Crafts and it is genius!! Just drill in 1/4"; I suggest putting tape on your drill so you know how far to drill in. 

Here are a couple of the ones that others did that night. I wish I would have taken more pictures of others, but I was so caught up helping others I totally forgot. 
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 I actually didn't finish my thankful one that night, but I love it so much, it will probably stay up all year.

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