How to Make Cactus String Art
It is said that art comes from life. There are various cactus styles to choose in nature. So, how about making a vivid cactus plant with string art?
The cactus is beautiful, but it can’t be touched easily. Especially for kids. A few days ago, my naughty daughter was stabbed by a cactus. She was crying loudly, and didn’t allow us to touch her finger. She always spreaded her fingers and asked for comfort. It is so interesting.
The string art kit includes all things you need.
Threads (Dark Green and Green, Yellow, Brown)
Wood Board( 21*30cm)
Step 1: Hammer nails
For that cactus string art, we adopt silvery nails. They are shorter than other nails in the clover pattern. It doesn’t matter. Hammer nails into the punched holes. Use a clothpine as an auxiliary tool to keep nails straight and stabilizer. It also can be omitted when you are familiar with hammering nails. You need to hammer it again If nails are loose on the board. Try your best to make them straight and neat. The children can finish it under the supervision of adults.
Step 2: Wrap Cactus
There are eleven cactuses in all and surrendered stabs. We start from a nail on the top and wrap them one by one. Firstly, I am used to outline the shape of every cactus. Then adopt an interleaving method and green thread to finish the main part of the cactus. Throughout the process, we don’t need to cut the cord until the last nail. As you saw in the video tutorial, there were some minor mistakes when I wrapped up the whole process. But it doesn’t matter since it’s unavoidable for DIY string art. After all, this is not a mechanical product. Keep in mind, do not wrap thread around stab nails. That’s the reason I’d like to outline the cactus in advance. What’s more, remember to press down the threads lightly to prevent the string always slipping from nails. Basically, in order to get a higher density, every nail should have 4-5 times thread routing.
Step 3: Wrap Edge and Stab
In order to highlight the border, I use a darker green thread. You find that the cactus pattern will be more stereo after bordering the edge. For that cactus string art idea, the gap between nails is relatively close. At this time, we use a simple 11-word unilateral method to border. In the meantime, remember to use the same method to wrap the outer stab. The whole process is relatively simple.
Step 4: Wrap Flower Pot
The pot is composed of two colors entirely. We divide that into two parts. Firstly, use an interleaving method and yellow thread to pave section B evenly. Immediately, adoptes 11-word unilateral method to highlight the edge. Next, use brown cords and uniform method to pave section A evenly. Of course, the interleaving method is also good for that section. There are no fixed rules to follow. Finally, remember to use an 11-word unilateral method to border the pot’s edge. It makes the flower pot more stereoscopic.
Step 5: Romantic String Light
Packaged in an exquisite bag, it must be a nice gift to your friends. At night, it’s more warm and romantic with the string light.
Step 6: Install Bracket
Another way for decoration at home. In the middle of the border, use the 3M glue to fix the bracket board. Then knock screws on it to strengthen stability. Finally, install the bracket and finish. Give it away or display it as home decoration, it would be a good choice.
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