How To Make a String Tree Wall Mural  Home Hacks | Apartment Therapy Re-Nest -

How To Make a String Tree Wall Mural Home Hacks | Apartment Therapy Re-Nest

How To Make a String Tree Wall Mural Home Hacks This impressive mural (along with a few others) were made by artist Kathryn Anderson with nothing more than pushpins and yarn. We'll show you how you can create your own, step by step and with tips from the artist. Kathryn Anderson of KAndeArt has made some great wall murals out of nothing more than string and push pins. Here are her steps to creating a beautiful and unique murals from string. What You Need Materials Pushpins Brown yarn or string A piece of wood to use as a thimble Instructions 1. Make the Outline : Begin by putting pushpins into the wall in the general shape of the tree you'd like to create. Using a piece of wood as a "thimble" will spare your fingers from blisters and from becoming numb. Kathryn begins with a photo of a tree printed out to give her the basic guide as to the shape she's going for. A few tips from Kathryn on designing your tree: Don't be too symmetrical or regular with the branches, trees are not ladders. Generally odd numbers of things look better than even. Don't try to make it too perfect. Trees grow kind of wonky. Don't be too linear. Jump around with the string. 2. Begin to Wrap the String : Using a brown yarn, begin to wrap the string around the push pins. Start with the trunk and then do each brand individually. Kathryn advises not to be too linear—jump around with the string and double back to give more texture or the appearance of bark. Feel free to use the same pin many times. 3. Add Character : To make knotholes, make a ring or two of pushpins and wrap the string in a circle while weaving in and out. Vary the size of branches and the spacing between them. Let branches overlap. 4. Starting and Stopping : To take a break, simply tack the string firmly into place with a pushpin and wind it around a few times to maintain tension. Other pieces of Kathryn's creation can be viewed at KAndeArt . Want more smart tutorials for getting things done around the home? See all of our Home

What Houzzers are commenting on:

stefstephens added this to stefstephens's Ideas
December 7, 2013
Neat idea
marknkari09 added this to new house
August 2, 2013
String tree
Elizabeth Lowe added this to walls
February 22, 2013
do on canvas or a board
snaveylime97 added this to .Inspire.
February 17, 2013
idea of the tree and branches the colors
porcupinemamma added this to porcupinemamma's ideas
October 19, 2012
unique, love the texture
halogold added this to halogold's ideas
August 14, 2012
gerria added this to gerria's ideas
July 29, 2012
vishpa added this to vishpa's Favorites
March 13, 2012
Color theme
catmaclellan added this to catmaclellan's Favorites
January 10, 2012
String art
Sue Feauto added this to suefeauto's ideas
November 24, 2011
string tree
jaecunningham added this to jaecunningham's Favorites
November 5, 2011
3D painting
shandij added this to shandij's ideas
July 4, 2010
the tree!
marissa camacho added this to isangcamacho's ideas
March 14, 2010
easy to do, hard to clean
j_agates added this to j_agates's ideas
February 27, 2010
playroom? string tree
© 2014 Houzz Inc.
Houzz® The new way to design your home™