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How to Make the Sunflower String Art Kit

Sunflower String Art Kit

The Sunflower String Art is one of String of the Art’s most popular kits. Thousands have been shipped all over the world.

I created this design and kit on my kitchen table. Learn how you can create this beautiful piece of art easily at your kitchen table too!


All of String of the Art’s kits includes everything you’ll need to complete your string art project.

These items are:

  • 16″ by 12″ Hand cut and hand stained pine wooden board
  • Embroidery Floss
  • Metallic Wire Nails
  • Instructions
  • Pattern Template
  • Hanging Hook

A hammer is not included with the string art kit. Any hammer laying around your home will work perfect.

Get Hammering

Hammering String Art

Lay our custom fitted pattern template over the wooden board provided with the Sunflower String Art Kit.

Grab a wire nail, place the nail over one of the many dots scattered on the pattern template, and hammer that nail in.

But wait… don’t hammer it all the way down. Hammer it halfway down. Allow half the nail to stick up above the wood. You’ll need that room for the string.

Go around and hammer a nail over every dot located on the pattern template.

When done, lift the pattern template off the board. All that should be left is the wood, nails, and your newly acquired hammering skills. After this project maybe you can hammer an entire treehouse together!

Get All Strung Up

Sunflower String Art

This is the fun part and why you are reading about my Sunflower. It’s all about the string.

So I’ll break down to you how to string this sunflower up.

Stringing Patterns

Wrapping the string around the nails will either be done using our “random pattern,” “X & O pattern,” or our “circular pattern.” Click here to watch a video and learn how to create the X & O Pattern.

We explain all the patterns in our instructions, which are included with the kit.

Create the Sunflower’s Stem and Leaves

I begin with the stem and leaves. There are three different shades of green here. Our Sunflower String Art Kit identifies which shade of green to use at each part of the stem.

The stem and leaves are medium green. The veins in the leaves are lime green. Outline the outer edge of the leaves in dark green.

Use the random pattern to create the stem and leaves.

Create the Sunflower’s Yellow Petals

Next is the part that brightens everyone’s day. The yellow petals in the sunflower.

Use the random pattern to create the yellow petals.

Grab our yellow string and fill the entire space with string. Wrap the string randomly around any nail making up the petals.

Give definition to each sunflower petal by using the X & O Pattern. Our instructions explain exactly where to weave the string.

Now your sunflower is starting to show its colors.

Create the Sunflower’s Center

Lastly we are at the sunflower’s center. Two shades of brown are provided in the kit as well as details for the two circular patterns and a nail number template.

Placing the nail number template around the nails making up the center of the sunflower will identify each nail with a number. Making the stringing process dummy proof!

Using that nail’s number, follow our circular pattern to complete the sunflower’s center the exact same way I did! For example the pattern will say, “Start at nail #1 and extend the string to nail #7, wrap the string clockwise around the nail, and extend it back to nail #1.”

Almost Done!

Sunflower String Art

You may think you are done, but you are not.

Yes, the Sunflower String Art Kit ran out of steps.

But now you need to brag!

Show off your awesome sunflower to everyone you know. I’m talking about mom, dad, sister, best friends, Facebook friends, Facebook friends of friends who didn’t know of you existence, that handyman who comes over to change your dead light bulbs stuck inside your 20 foot ceiling.

Oh and you MUST brag to me! I need to see your sunflower.

Take a picture of your sunflower and tag @StringOfTheArt on Facebook or Instagram. We will repost your picture! So all our string artists can see how amazing sunflower.

Enjoy and get stringing!

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