I’m not sure why, but string art has always scared me. Maybe I simply over analyzed the process, but a weekend or two ago I decided to try my hand at it using hemp twine. I think my DIY String Art on an all white pumpkin has a perfectly rustic feel and stays within my love for neutrals.
Spray paint your pumpkin, if needed.
Sketch or trace your artwork onto the pumpkin. I did a (very) rough sketch of an R using a pencil. You can see the faint pencil lines in the image below.
Tie end of hemp twine in a tight knot around a corner nail. Start weaving. I really didn’t use any rhyme or reason to how I wrapped the string and nail art… as my husband and I always say, “the imperfections add character.” So, I embraced any imperfections.
Tie off, knot and trim.
You’re done. My first attempt at this project was with jute twine… and I would have to say that was a HUGE fail. I think it would have looked much better on a larger pumpkin, but I wanted a more manageable size for my decor.
Regardless, I think it turned out perfectly sweet. I love the neutral colors and, well, any form of twine knows how to make my heart go pitter patter.