Never before have I, Lawrence Ross, the artist and creator of the Sunflower String Art Kit, will explain how to make this bright and beautiful piece.
So let’s get crafting!
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
- Pattern Template
- Hanging Hook
A hammer is not included with the string art kit. Any hammer laying around your home will work perfect!
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. Lay 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, rip 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
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.
Wrapping the string around the nails will either be done using our “random pattern,” “X & O pattern,” or our “circular pattern.” We explain exactly how that is done and where it is completed in our instructions that come with the kit.
The stem, leaves, and petals are created using our random pattern. The sunflower’s center is created using our two circular patterns. The X & O pattern is used to define each sunflower petal.
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. The outer edge of the leaves are outlined in dark green.
Next is the part that brightens everyone’s day. The yellow petals in the sunflower. Just use our yellow string and cover the entire space. Wrap the string randomly around nails.
Each sunflower petal needs to be well defined. That is where the X & O pattern comes into play. Our instructions explain clearly how this is achieved. When complete your sunflower is really starting to build character.
Lastly we are at the sunflower’s center. Two shades of brown are provided in the kit as well as the specific pattern and a nail number template.
Our nail number template is placed around the nails making up the center of the sunflower and identify each nail with a number. 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.”
You may think you are done, but you are not.
Yes, the Sunflower String Art Kit ran out of steps. You can only read the “Thank You” page of the instructions.
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 you comes over to change your light bulbs that in stuck in 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 social media. We will repost your picture! So all our string artists can see how amazing sunflower.
Enjoy and get stringing!