String art patterns (templates as many of you like to call them) - so many out there - what to look at when you read one’s description, and what are their must haves?
What’s included in our patterns has strongly improved since 2015, when we first started making and later selling them to a wider audience. Sometimes it feels like a never-ending story because I want to include a new trick we just discovered or saw, one dot that needs adding or removing in the pattern for it to be the best possible version. You get the idea.
The key ingredients of GoodStrings string art patterns are:
1) Step-by-step instructions and list of materials you need to make the pattern
2) Extra Tips and Tricks about wood bases, nails, and tools that you can use for your sign, as well as the insight into the strings and tools I suggest using.
3) THE PATTERN with nail dots marked and extra information I thought to be relevant (variations/adjustments, what needs to be made as last or first, and so on). Want to make a design that’s bigger than an average letter-paper-size sign - we got you covered - print out multiple pages, overlay them and glue them together.
4) The target page - pictures of how the finished piece could look like.
5) Color guide - for colorful designs, notes on colors and areas of the chosen design, and when the order of layers is important - the sequence of which area goes first, second, and so on.
6) Thank you coupon code for your next pattern (or sign, or string art DIY kit) order.
Now when you know what is in a GoodStrings pattern, here are the most loved string art pattern designs we have made so far…
Most loved string art patterns
It is a staple string art design in our shop. I think this is the most re-pinned string art sign design on Pinterest made by us. And it could be challenging for beginners because of the slightly higher amount of nails needed.
I suggest using a stained wood base with expressive wood texture so that the finished sign not only looks like a tree silhouette but has another dimension of a tree in it.
Classic cross design and not large - 6 x 8 inches (15 x 20 cm) - this is a great string art pattern for beginners.
The nailing process will not take long and you can inverse the string art pattern by filling in only the cross, not the background. If you are inverting it, remember that you don’t need to add nails to the frame - only the cross.
Great DIY project all year around, but especially around Christmas and Easter time.
The butterfly string art template is a simple and very great pattern for beginners that can be interesting also for advanced users by using thinner threads and more layers.
Fill it in with one color to make the wood texture stand out or make it colorful and fun.
You can also adjust the pattern and fill in the circle or outer frame, leaving the butterfly inverse.
Everyone loves Holiday time and Christmas time and the GoodStrings mittens string art pattern is a staple design for Christmas time and is fun to make.
You can customize colors to make it more classic or string it in this year’s trending colors to spice things up!
6. Snowflake string art patterns (and this one)
Snowflake designs have many options. It wouldn’t be fair to mention only one! We have strung at least five different snowflakes in the last 7 years.
These are two of our most loved string art snowflake patterns we make each year.
The beauty of both is that you can customize them when adding strings - you can fill in the entire area between nails and make the snowflake filled or you can only do the outline and it will also look amazing. You can make one filled in and the other outlined by printing it out twice.
Looking for something more rustic? Take a rough but sanded wood board and make your snowflake on it!
We all have heard the phrase You are My Sun, My Moon and All My Stars and now you have the perfect crafting opportunity to make accompanying sun, moon, star string art sign.
Almost every interior will look great with this minimalist inspired design. Also, this string art pattern is a good way to practise your outline skills.
These are THE thing to do in winter season. Our smallest and arguably cutest string art patterns we have for our Christmas collection.
Set of 5 mini Christmas patterns includes: candle, Christmas tree in a pot, bauble with a snowflake, star and a mug. These are great if you want to dip your toe in making string art or need to make small Christmas signs.
Craft them and give them as a gift for someone special, use them as tiered tray decorations or use as mini shelf sitters.
If my memory serves me correctly, this is when I fell in love with silhouette string art signs.
To some, sighting a hummingbird signals challenging times are over and healing can begin. To others, these tiny fliers are an inspiring sign of hope and good luck.
Simple and elegant hummingbird in flight is an easy and classic design to make and display. With the silhouette patterns, you have a choice to make it as in the example - fill in the background -or you can inverse it and fill in the bird instead.
In case you are a dog lover or need a gift for such - this is simple and fast string art project to tackle - the result will be amazing.
Adjust the colors to fit the color of the dog in question and add a hook to a wood base to hang a dog leash on it! Great string art pattern for kids and beginners.
Gnomes are in every season and this is the perfect re-usable pattern for the entire year.
Make a Christmas gnome by using red color, make a winter gnome by stringing it in blue, a yellow gnome will be perfect for spring, and use the color of your favourite flowers to represent your summer gnome.
Thank you for taking your time and reading this article. I hope you have found your next string art craft project! We also love making custom patterns - in case you have been looking for something specific, don't hesitate and reach out to us!
XOXO and happy crafting!