Is Halloween in two days?
Does that make it a little late to be posting Halloween crafts?
Am I going to anyways?
String art has been all over pinterest and blogs lately and when I saw this tutorial a couple weeks ago, I knew I had to make something. I don’t really do scary though. Don’t get me wrong, the A Beautiful Mess skull looks like a perfectly friendly guy, but sugar skulls are more my thing.
I started by cutting a piece of particle board left over from an old Ikea desk down to size. This was the perfect material because it was already a solid color and I just painted the edges a bright blue. I printed out a sugar skull outline on a couple pieces of printer paper and taped the paper to the wood.
I outlined all the details I wanted to add in with string and marked points at all turning points and edges, and about every inch or so for longer lines. Then I nailed the nails on the places I had marked. Note: if you have downstairs neighbors, they might not be too happy if you start to do this inside.
I choose to wrap colored craft thread around each individual nail and between nails, using different colors for each characteristic and green and purple pastels for the skin. I love the way it turned out!