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In this post: Make this simple DIY String Art Star with a scrap piece of wood, some stain, a few nails and some jute string.

I originally shared this String Art Star over on Tatertots and Jello earlier this summer, but thought some of you may have missed it. Add this one to your list of easy crafts – just a little wood, a few nails and some string.

string art - jute and nails on wood to make a star



1. If necessary give your wood a light sanding. Then using a foam brush give the wood a coat of dark stain. Let sit for a few minutes and wipe off excess with a lint free rag. (I used a clock face I picked up from Michael’s which explains the hole in the center. It’s not necessary at all and gets covered by the string in step 4.)

For a step-by-step tutorial on how to stain wood, check out this post. 

2. Print and cut out the Barn Star Template. Trace onto wood with a pencil.

string art nails

3. Starting at corners, hammer in one nail at each point. Then add nails at inner corners of traced star. Continue adding nails as shown in photo above.


4. Tie one end of string (or jute/twine/hemp) around one nail. Weave string back and forth and all about through nails. There is no one way to do this. When you feel you have enough done, wrap string all around the outside of your star to give a solid outline. Tie off, trim and tuck in the loose end.


Didn’t I tell you that was going to be easy? Now you can prop your String Art Star on a mantel or shelf to add a little rustic charm!