DIY Pumpkin String Art for Fall

I never knew string art was so easy, I did a string art pumpkin to go with my Fall decor. It's super easy, all I needed was my Silhouette Cameo, nails, and string! Perfect for a girls craft night!

Craft Materials

Before starting this project, you’ll need the following materials:

, Wood, Stain, Nails, Hammer, String

Hey everyone,  I’ve been really trying to work on some new posts lately.  A couple weeks ago I did a craft night with some friends and we did a Fall String Art craft.  I posted the picture on my Instagram account and everyone loved it! So I decided to do a quick tutorial on how easy it really was to make.

For this craft night string art, my friend had her husband cut some wood slices. I think those turned out pretty cute too, but with this tutorial I wanted to make it on a piece of wood.  I think either idea is great.

I never knew string art was so easy, I did a string art pumpkin to go with my Fall decor.  It's super easy, all I needed was my Silhouette Cameo, nails, and string! Perfect for a girls craft night!

We had a blast with a sit-down dinner and then some crafting!!

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all of our beautiful work!!

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Step 1 – Sand Wood

As usual, I alway get a piece of wood at Lowes for $7.00 and they can cut it into 3 perfect 12×12 pieces.  I’ven done this for several projects.

I pulled out some heavy duty sand paper, and sanded the edges down real good. I wanted to round them out and not be so sharp.

I never knew string art was so easy, I did a string art pumpkin to go with my Fall decor.  It's super easy, all I needed was my Silhouette Cameo, nails, and string! Perfect for a girls craft night! Step 2 – Stain Wood

This I used this beautiful stain that I’m obsessed with right now.  I painted on two coats and let each coat dry an hour.

Don’t you just LOVE this color?!

I never knew string art was so easy, I did a string art pumpkin to go with my Fall decor.  It's super easy, all I needed was my Silhouette Cameo, nails, and string! Perfect for a girls craft night!

Step 3 – Cut and add Stencil

Next, I cut out a stencil using my Silhouette Cameo.  I decided to cut it out in vinyl so that it would stay in place. This Jack O’Lantern was perfect because it had the lines that I wanted to follow with my nails.

I never knew string art was so easy, I did a string art pumpkin to go with my Fall decor.  It's super easy, all I needed was my Silhouette Cameo, nails, and string! Perfect for a girls craft night!

Step 4 – Add your Nails

When I grabbed my nails at Wal-Mart (.97 for the box) I found some copper one’s that I knew would be perfect.

I just picked a spot to start, then I went around the whole outside of the pumpkin.  Try not to space them too far apart or too close.

I never knew string art was so easy, I did a string art pumpkin to go with my Fall decor.  It's super easy, all I needed was my Silhouette Cameo, nails, and string! Perfect for a girls craft night!

I actually thought this looked really pretty on it’s own.  Maybe it could have worked by itself if I placed the nails closer together.  That could be my next project!

I never knew string art was so easy, I did a string art pumpkin to go with my Fall decor.  It's super easy, all I needed was my Silhouette Cameo, nails, and string! Perfect for a girls craft night!

Step 5 – Adding your String

I found some beautiful colors, for my pumpkin.  I didn’t want to go with the traditional orange. I was debating on coral or white, in the end I thought the white really gave the “POP” like I wanted.  The coral would have looked better on an old white colored piece of wood.

I tied off my string on one of the nails and then I started filling in the center of the pumpkin.  Working a section at a time. I honestly ddon’t think there’s a wrong way to do this part. After I filled in the center, I started my way around the edge of the pumpkin and down the lines of the pumpkin.

I never knew string art was so easy, I did a string art pumpkin to go with my Fall decor.  It's super easy, all I needed was my Silhouette Cameo, nails, and string! Perfect for a girls craft night!

It starts filling in pretty fast.  My only problem was the string getting knotted up.  By the end of the first pack of string, I was having to cut pieces off and do sections.

Finally, I picked a pretty blue for the top of my pumpkin.

I never knew string art was so easy, I did a string art pumpkin to go with my Fall decor.  It's super easy, all I needed was my Silhouette Cameo, nails, and string! Perfect for a girls craft night!

Finishing Touches

The longest part about this string art project was waiting for the stain to dry, and that dries within an hour!!  So this is a pretty fast project.  Perfect for a girls craft night!

I never knew string art was so easy, I did a string art pumpkin to go with my Fall decor.  It's super easy, all I needed was my Silhouette Cameo, nails, and string! Perfect for a girls craft night!

I never knew string art was so easy, I did a string art pumpkin to go with my Fall decor.  It's super easy, all I needed was my Silhouette Cameo, nails, and string! Perfect for a girls craft night!

I would really love to do another string art project again, maybe something for Christmas?? It was really a simple project to do and super inexpensive!

If you have any questions, I would LOVE to hear!!  Have you done a string art project before and how did it turn out?

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