If you hop on Pinterest very much, I’m sure you’ve seen some of the beautiful string art projects out there. We have seen everything from super detailed string art to more simple string art, and all of them are beautiful!
Steff and I have been wanting to give it a try for a while but we knew it would need to be a simple one. Hard crafts are definitely not our thing! So here’s what we did- we picked a very basic kind of shape and then figured out the easiest possible way make it. The best part is we’re here to pass what we learned on to YOU! Trust me when I say, this mason jar string art is so easy. Because it’s so easy, we are offering this project as one of our Craft Party or Craft Party in a box projects. If you would like to learn more about how to have an awesome craft party with your friends and family, just click HERE. 🙂
If you have a kit from us or are hosting your own Craft Party in a box from our kit, these instructions will be simpler since everything is included except the hammer. Kits even come with the board pre-painted. Click HERE if you’d like to check out our kit option. 🙂 Talk about easy crafting!
While getting your hands on a kit from us is the easiest possible way to make this project, we still have a perfectly simple way to help you create this mason jar string art. We created a template that you can download and print to show you exactly where to place the nails and how to string the string. It’s fool proof! Click HERE to download the free template.
Okay, let’s get started with the tutorial!
WHAT YOU NEED:
- 8 in. x 12 in. board, painted or stained
- wire nails
- small hammer
- 2 yards of string
- mason jar string art template (HERE)
We use #18 x 3/4 in. wire nails. We just picked them up at Home Depot. They work perfectly for string art.
The template has dots marking where each nail goes. Use a hammer to tap a nail into each dot. A small 8 oz. hammer works really well, but just about any hammer will do. (This hammer is from Harbor Freight and it’s adorable.)
Hammer each nail into the wood about halfway.
Once you have a nail in every dot, it’s time to start stringing! This is where our dot to dot template gets super helpful! You can, of course, follow any path you would like when stringing your project; but we have numbered our template in the best path we found for stringing.
Start at #1 and tie a knot. Then start stringing around each nail according to the numbers. As you go, you will wrap the string around each nail, one at a time, before moving to the next nail. We show this in the pictures below. You will notice the numbers get a little confusing around the mason jar threads, some of the dots have two or three numbers by them. Many of the nails will be used two or three times to get the look we want. You can see with numbers 16-20, the nails are being used two times – you go down and back on those numbers. This will give you the realistic looking jar threads. Once you have all the jar threads strung, you will wrap all the nails on the left a third time making your way down to the rest of the jar. Follow down around the jar, and up the right side.
Finish at the dot numbered 57 and tie a knot. Now trim the ends, and just tuck them under.
Tear away the paper and admire your cute string mason jar!
Last, arrange your flower stems in the jar. Simply slide them between the nails and under the string. The flowers are completely interchangeable! You can switch them out as often as you’d like! Wouldn’t some Holly berries be pretty for December?! Or sunflowers in the Fall?! Any color of flowers looks beautiful! Here it is with all white. A bouquet with 2 or 3 colors is beautiful as well.
Wasn’t that easy? And fun?! We really love how this turned out and hope you love yours too!
We have already done a couple at home craft parties with this project so far and it has been so fun seeing everyone complete something that seems so hard.