Father’s Day is coming soon and the kids and I wanted to make something special this year for their Dad. I have seen some of the string word art that you attach to nails, but I wanted to do something a little simpler. We sewed our Dad string art right onto a canvas with yarn.
How to Make the Dad String Art:
I picked up a 2-pack of the canvas at Hobby Lobby for $5 then used a 40% off coupon, so this is a pretty cheap project to make, especially if you have yarn on hand like we did.
To make this simple project, I started by typing the word “DAD” into a document in landscape format. I just made it as big as I could in all caps and printed it out. An 8 1/2 x 11 size paper fit almost perfectly into the back of the canvas we were using. Then take the paper and fit it into the back side of the canvas, with the word facing inward. Tape it to hold it in place.
Hold it up to a light or in a window and trace the letters right onto the canvas. Or, if you do not want the outline of the letters to show, poke an outline with a needle or pin. If you trace it like I did, take a needle or pin and poke the holes around the letters. I did this so it would be easy for my kids to sew it.
Now they can easily go in and out around the letters. My 8-year-old daughter did this almost completely on her own and I love it! She even chose the colors. We have some variegated yarn that she used and I think it looks great.
Now their Dad String Art project ready to be all wrapped up to give to Dad for Father’s Day. This was an easy and inexpensive homemade Father’s Day gift that the kids can do almost entirely on their own. They are hoping it makes it to their Dad’s office wall! 🙂
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