String Art Ideas
Ideas to make your own String Art craft.
If you like famous buildings and even dream of one day studying an Architecture Master in Europe or somewhere else in the world, you can start by constructing a building with your own hands, but using wood, nails and threads.
Today we thought it would be a good idea to show you some famous buildings around the world, starting with the best known in Europe, such as Big Ben or the Eiffel Tower, continuing with other very popular buildings in the United States, such as the Empire State Building in New York or the Space Needle in Seattle, but also taking a look at other countries further away, such as India, with incredible buildings like the Taj Mahal.
Let’s take a look, then, at some of these designs that we are sure you will fall in love with.
We start in Europe, specifically in London, with the famous Big Ben. As you may know, it is the north tower of the British Parliament and its name actually refers to the bell inside. It is also very popular for its four-faced clock. So this String Art shows one face of the tower with its clock and has been made with gold threads, appealing to the colour of Big Ben. The background, made with white threads, makes the figure stand out even more.
We continue with the Eiffel Tower, perhaps France’s best known building, which is actually not a building at all, but an iron structure built for the Paris World’s Fair in 1889 as an incredible monument.
This String Art perfectly recreates the structure of the Eiffel Tower and the colour of the thread is very similar to that of the Eiffel Tower iron.
We jump the “pond” and go to the United States, whose most emblematic building is the Empire State Building in New York, a skyscraper that was the tallest in New York for almost half a century. What we arre most in love with, besides its height, is its Art Deco style. This String Art that we bring you beautifully represents the Empire State Building, with its gold and black colours, as well as its silhouette. It is marvellous.
As absolute “Frasier” fans, we couldn’t leave out Seattle and its space needle. As in the case of the Eiffel Tower, it is not a building in itself, but rather a tower built for a World’s Fair in 1962 and has been used as a radio station, a restaurant and a lookout point. This String Art shows its stylised white silhouette against a black background that makes it stand out.
Not everything in this world is about buildings in the West. In the East there are also great examples of architecture of all kinds, such as Buddhist temples and mosques. We’ve chosen the Taj Mahal, perhaps India’s most iconic monument, which is actually a funerary monument built by Emperor Shah Jahan in honour of his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. In this beautiful String Art we can admire the off-white colour of the thread, as well as the background with the colours of the Indian flag.
This is our selection of some of the world’s most famous buildings and their representation in threads. We sincerely hope that you have enjoyed it and that it has inspired you to make a String Art with your favourite building. Go for it!
When we aim to make a String Art, the sources of inspiration are many. One of them is the works of fiction we love, whether it is a book, a film or a TV show, even a videogame.
Today we want to show you several works of String Art inspired by novels. They are perfect to decorate our home if we are big readers , as well as being a good idea to give to someone who loves a writer or a certain books series. Here we go!
The Song of Fire and Ice
“The Song of Fire and Ice” is a great example of how a novel can be full of inspiration when it comes to creating String Art pieces. So, for example, we can choose the coat of arms of our favourite family, as in this case, which is the Stark coat of arms, and put leaves from the books in the background.
Wings of Fire
Have you heard of wings of fire books? If you have young children, you probably have. It is a series of fantasy novels that focus on the life and adventures of young dragons. If your children are fans of this series, you can make String Arts of different dragons that appear on the covers of the books. What do you think of the idea to decorate their rooms?
And do you know the Wimpy Kid diaries? I’m sure I do, I used to give them to my nephew when he was little, so I keep a great memory of them. Reading the Wimpy Kid series is a good way for our little ones to become fond of reading, as they are funny, amusing and entertaining, as the same misfortunes happen to him as to any teenager.
It is very easy to make String Arts of Wimpy Kid, since the figures of their characters are very simple. All you have to do is print a template like the one we bring you and trace the threads on the silhouette and fill in some element like the backpack or the trousers.
The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings
Tolkien has touched the lives of many of us, especially novels like The Hobbit and The Lords of the Rings! There are so many String Arts that you can do inspired by these novels that it is difficult to choose one, so we have chosen two: one with the Tree of Gondor and another with all the characters in one of the journeys.
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson is one of the best known novels in the world and with more fans. As you surely know, it tells the adventures of buccaneers and buried treasures, where the presence of sailing ships, pirates, treasure maps and parrots is very big, so you can choose one of these elements to make a nice String Art. Sailing ships are very common in the String Arts tradition, so it is a good choice.
We hope that you liked the idea of making a String Art based on a novel and that you take into account our proposals. Reading is one of life’s great pleasures, as well as crafts: putting them together can be a unique experience.
In this blog we are very interested in decoration, not only with pieces of String Art, but in general. We especially like the classic style that survives the passing of time, since fashions change quickly and sometimes it is convenient to bet on tradition and classicism.
That is why today we are going to talk about classic furniture for hotels, but you can also see these pieces as furniture and decorations for your homes. It will give you the feeling that you are walking to an elegant, distinguished, classic and, at the same time, timeless space, where you can feel like a king or a queen. Let’s take a look at these pieces of furniture that have made us fall in love.
A Console and a Mirror in the Hall
First impressions always count, so we start with the entrance hall, whether it is a hotel or a private residence. Entering a space and seeing a console and a mirror like these, is a statement of intent: you are in a special and luxurious place. Its organics shapes are inspired by gardens… It’s like a fairy dream!
A Glance Upwards: Ceiling Lights
The guest will be attracted to the light, especially if it comes from above and is intense. When he looks up and sees a ceiling light like this, he will be amazed. This model, in particular, the St. Petersburg family, is inspired by the real era of Russia and its asfour beads and Swarovski Strasss colors or transparent places at different heights provide a unique feel and exclusive design to the space.
A Special Moment in the Bedroom: The Chambermaid Royal
There are times when you feel like having a drink and there is nothing better than the waiter bringing them to you in a drinks trolley like this one. It’s seeing it and giving you the feeling that you’re in a historical film. Very, very elegant!
A Magical and Royal Fireplace
We agree that enjoying a romantic moment next to a fireplace is priceless… Imagine that this fireplace is equipped with all these accessories and this fireplace protector that gives a unmistakable elegance to the room and created a warm and friendly atmosphere.., dreamlike!
What about those bells?
When the bells that mark the hours ring, guests will look at where that sound comes from and will see this exclusive clock. Without a doubt, it will enrich the space and the experience of your clients or guests.
A private moment in the bathroom
All the spaces in a private residence or a hotel have to be cared for and decorated thoughtfully. That’s why you shouldn’t forget the bathroom and choose classic and beautiful accessories such as the soapbox, the towel rack, the towel hanger …
Thus, the bathroom will be decorated with elegance and delicacy.
A candelabra with candles burning is never out of place, it a very versatile accesory that can fill the rooms like no other item. Warmth, magic, tales, romance… Everything can happen by the light of these candelabra candles.
This is our tour of a hotel or residence with classic furniture that survives the fashions and the test of time. The guests will never forget the atmosphere created by this furniture and will always remember it with love.
We all want our house to look its best and, whenever possible, to be decorated with our own crafts, such as String Art DIY. Today we are going to put the focus on the walls where we hang our String Art projects.
There is no doubt that the walls with natural stone mosaic tiles is one of the best options that exist in interior designs. You can take a look at this link to the natural stone mosaic proposals made to us by the people of L’Antic Colonial.
String Art projects are very related to geometric figures, in fact, they are pure geometry, that’s why we think it’s a good idea to hang our works on walls with mosaic tiles that form geometric figures, like the ones we are going to see next.
CHESS STRING ART ON CHESS MOSAIC TILES
For example, if we like chess, as well as its geometric figures and pieces, such as the knight, bishop, pawn, rook or queen or king , a very good option is to hang it on a wall with a natural stone mosaic that is inspired by the chess board in two different shades, like the one we see in the picture above.
BEES STRING ART ON HIVE WALL
We imagine that we have to decorate the walls of a kitchen and how it can look good. We love the option of a mosaic of natural stone tiles with hexagons that, together, form a hive. And what better than putting a String Art of a bee on it? Also, the honey is related to cooking and food storage, so it could be a good idea and will look great.
SACRED HEXAGON ON HEXAGONAL TILES
It is true that for other spaces in our home, such as the living room, the bees may not look good, so another great option is to place a nice and well worked sacred spiral hexagon String Art on a hexagonal tile mosaic wall. In fact, this spiral hexagon is part of the sacred geometry of mandalas, so everything together can inspire concentration and inner peace to our home.
CHEVRON STRING ART ON CHEVRON TILES
What about the chevron? Without a doubt, it is a modern and minimalist geometric pattern that can look good in rooms decorated in a contemporary style. It could be original to put a chevron String Art on a chevron wall tiles. ¡But be careful! It would be better that the String Art chevron lines are oriented like the lines on the wall, otherwise it will send a contradictory message a it could result bit weird to our brain.
TRIANGLE STRING ART ON A TRIANGLES AND TRAPEZOIDS TILES
Our last proposal is about triangles, so we have thought about triangles or impossible triangle String Art for mosaic walls like the one in the image above, made up of trapezoid and triangles tiles. It’s incredible!
We sincerely hope that you liked our idea of combining the geometric figures of the String Art with that of the tile mosaics on the walls. What do you think of the idea? Will you put it to the test? Tell us and see you soon.
The truth be told: for most people the day does not begin when the alarm clock rings, nor when they get out of bed, nor when they wash their face… The day begins when the coffee maker starts working, they smell the aroma of the coffee, they drink it and the wonderful caffeine takes effect and they start running. Today we are going to see several String Art designs for coffee lovers that can be used to decorate their kitchen, as a gift for their birthday or to decorate a café. Let’s take a look!
This is one of the most popular Coffee String Art coffee, as its design is beautiful and easy to make. Simply the aroma of the coffee rises forming a heart that catches us. Lovely!
LOVE IS IN THE AIR
We continue with love. In this Coffee String Art, red hearts come out of the coffee and go up, and go up… It reminds us of when you start a live video on Instagram and hearts don’t stop floating… Love is in the air.
More hearts, more love. This one is different from the previous two String Art. Its design is simple but effective: just a big red heart in the middle of the mug that shows our love for it. True passion.
To store the mugs in the kitchen there is a system that we love, and it is to hang the cups on a board with hooks, that’s what we call “Hanging mugs“, “Coffee mug holder“. Now comes the fun part: decorating that board with drawings and words created with the String Art technique. As you can see, you can write coffee with a nice lettering, draw a mug or a nice quote or name like “Mug Life“
We listen “coffee, anyone?” and those words come to our ears like poetry, like heavenly music… It’s a question that we find so hard to say “no”… We think that os a nice idea for coffee String Art design. Perfect fot a kitchen or a café decoration.
COFFEE IS LIFE
Nothing is so simple to understand that coffee gives us life as this String Art which represents an electrocardiogram that works perfectly, but it stops… you drink coffee, and it still works perfectly again. The circle of life!
We really feel passionate about lettering, so if we mix lettering and String Art, there’s a combo! Notice how beautiful these brush letters are and how they write the word coffee. Simple but lovely.
BUT FIRST, COFFEE
How many times have we heard the sentence: “but first, coffee“? For coffee lovers, everything is better if they have had coffee first: a conversation, a meeting, a bit of exercise, a trip… Well, that’s it, first, coffee and then we’ll see.
TEA OR COFFEE?
I wish all the problems of our life were to find a solution to the dilemma: tea or coffee? Well, this String Art is a tribute to those days when the only problem we have is choosing between tea or coffe… or kombucha 😉
Do you prefer to take a take away coffee and walk around the city with the mug in you hand? Well, there’s a String Art for you too. Very fashionable!
We hope you enjoyed these String Art coffee ideas for coffee lovers and that you have found the perfect design for you or the person you are giving it to. See you soon!
The world of services and shopping has changed a lot with the emergence and massive use of Internet, that is known by almost everyone. Not only because of the possibility of compare prices and get offers, but because most people look for products and services reviews on the Internet before deciding to go to a restaurant, hire a plumber, buy in an online store or physical store … Traditional advertising no longer works and the customer does not believe it. Therefore, if you are the owner of a physical or digital business, you can not be have your head on the sand and you have to remain very attentive to what it is said about you and your company on the Internet and, if there is a problem, you have to intervene immediately to solve ir in order to avoid that your online reputation drops sharply. Today we are going to talk about the importance of online reviews in any business, so pay attention!
EXTENDED WORD OF MOUTH
Word of mouth is something that has always existed between friends and family, but today has been maximized because of the opinions on the Internet since social networks and some review portals has become a great loudspeaker. Nowadays people trust more in a what a stranger writes in a Yelp review than in any TV or Youtube advertisement. In fact, there are companies like BuyReviews.shop where you can buy this kind of reviews for portals like Yelp, Tripadvisor, Trustpilot, Yellow Pages and many others to make sure that potential future customers will read positive reviews of your business.
THERE ARE OPINIONS THAT COUNT MORE
That is true that the opinion of some people has more weight than others, so people often value more the opinion of people who have a lot of reviews written and become “ambassadors” or bloggers who are experts on a subject, such as technology, restaurants, fashion, as well as Twitter users, “Instagramers” … Thus companies look for such profiles to make reviews of their products. They have the power of influe, so they call them “influencers”, and sometimes it’s worth investing in sending them the product to them or inviting them to your restaurant or shop and, then, probably they will talk about your services to their followers and have a great impact.
IMPROVE YOUR DIGITAL REPUTATION
Even if you have a business as traditional as selling crafts, we give as an example this blog and the handmade String Art, it is essential that you are aware of your digital reputation. You have to ask to your satisfied customers to leave positive comments in your online store, on your Facebook page or on Instagram (if necessary, encourage them with a discount voucher for the next purchase, for example). If someone writes a public comment reporting a problem, answer immediately, solve the problem and ask them to delete the comment or replay it saying that is already resolved. Remaining attentive and acting fast is crucial on the Internet. If are not able to keep an eye on the social networks an review sites everyday, hire a community manager.
We hope this article has helped you to become more aware of how important online reviews are on all kinds of sites and social networks and that these pieces of advice improves your business online reputation in order to attract more customers and your business prospers.
String art is a fun and fascinating hobby, allowing you to be creative both artistically and in problem-solving. It is a medium in which math and art come together to create beautiful pieces of work. Beyond this, there are many benefits to string art that exceed the finished work, so if you’re considering having a go, here are some things that may give you that extra motivation.
Just like many hobbies, string art stimulates both the artistic and analytical parts of the brain since geometry is a critical element in creating pieces. Research has shown hobbies that require thought, planning and strategy, including card games like poker, Sudoku, crosswords and art can improve cognitive performance by developing problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
Indeed, string art may be able to keep you young for a little while longer. People who take up artistic hobbies like string art in old age or a little earlier are 73 percent less likely to have trouble with their memory and mental abilities as they age. Research conducted by the American Academy of Neurology found that creating art can help older people from cognitive issues, including those that lead to dementia.
It’s not only the older persons that can benefit mentally from string art. The geometric patterns and critical thinking required to create pieces of string art can teach these critical skills to younger people. They can make an excellent weekend or holiday projects, providing new and different mental stimulation to video games and TV. Learning patience is also a crucial life skill, and string art can provide an opportunity to develop this.
Art can also be therapeutic, helping to drown out external factors like work to focus on creating a new piece of string art. Reducing stress levels is crucial for maintaining a healthy lifestyle, especially since excessive prolonged stress has linked to a whole range of physiological and mental health problems. Putting a lot of effort into a new string art project can create structure to a day and create a much-needed distraction. Once it’s completed, you’re likely to feel a great sense of accomplishment when the fruits of your hard work become visible.
Boosting Your Social Life
Hobbies are excellent ways to make friends, whether they’re with new people or strengthening the bonds with existing relationships. Sharing tips and celebrating each other’s work can provide a common interest to build friendships. Many mental health benefits have linked to having a strong social life, and string art can provide the basis to build such relationships. For families, string art can provide the same structure to build relationships around this shared hobby.
String art is an excellent way to relax and unwind, no matter whether you’re a beginner getting to grips with string or an avid artist who loves to make intricate pieces of string art. It is a way to improve mental health, keep the mind sharp, build your social life and even learn geometry. So, there is no reason not to give it a go. You can even check out the many string art patterns and templates available here to help you get started.
Whether you’re an avid string artist or you simply love to admire the handiwork of others, there is no doubt that string art has an allure all of its very own. The intricate patterns, geometric shapes, seemingly impossible depictions of realistic portraits and endless hours taken to create the artworks leave even a novice baffled and bewitched. So where did this incredible art form begin and how did it become the amazing string art we know and love today?
Where it all started
While many claim that there is only one true originator of string art, it is fairer to say that there were several people involved in its creation. One of these people was a truly remarkable Englishwoman named Mary Everest Boole who lived from 1832 to 1916. Self-taught in mathematics, Boole worked in the academic field and was lauded for her innovation when it came to teaching methods, particularly geometry. She encouraged learning about geometry through playful activities, such as curve stitching. This method made it possible to create curves using straight lines, a task that might seem impossible on first impressions. It was not to be the first time that games, art and mathematics all intersected; later some would consider video games to be art, while others would see the artistic beauty in playing mathematical strategy games such as blackjack and poker.
Artists discover the possibilities
In 1937, British artist Henry Moore began to produce a collection of sculptures featuring string, citing mathematic models at the London Science Museum as inspiration. He said, “It wasn’t the scientific study of these models but the ability to look through the strings as with a birdcage and to see one form with another which excited me”. Artists Naum Gabo and Barbara Hepworth continued to explore string art in mathematical sculptures, expanding the art form and taking it to new levels.
The first example of a site-specific string installation was exhibited by Marcel Duchamp in New York in 1942. Inspired by mathematical surface models, Duchamp’s installation used precisely sixteen miles of string to create the finished artwork, which pushed the boundaries of art and laid the foundations for the string art we know today.
Another contributor to the launch of the string art phenomenon was Paul de Casteljau, a French mathematician and physicist who worked for Citröen. In 1959, he developed an algorithm for evaluating calculations of curves, which was then adapted and popularised by French inventor, mathematician and engineer Pierre Bézier in the 1960s. Bézier used the formula to design the curves of the bodywork of Renault cars, as the curve system allowed him to describe any second-degree type of curve with just four points. These are the same mathematical principals used in string art.
Mathematics becomes fun
When Bézier’s curve was publicised in 1962, it was originally intended as a serious mathematical application to assist designers and engineers with construction. But a savvy designer named John Eichinger who worked for the Open Door Company in Los Gatos, California noticed that the art made by this calculation had a lot of potential for fun. As a child, Eichinger had enjoyed drawing geometric shapes and used these skills as a foundation for creating intricate string mandalas. By using his own knowledge of string art and the principals of Beziér’s curve, he began to design string art kits to be sold as teaching methods and hobby crafts.
Art as we know it
Before long, homes around the world had string art hanging on the walls. From do-it-yourself hobby kits popularized by John Eichinger to fascinating art installations created by dedicated string artists, the art form had made a name for itself on a global scale and showed no signs of slowing down. Artist Fred Sandback produced the first of his string sculptures in 1967 and was considered a pioneer in his field. In the early 1970s, Japanese artist Kazuko Miyamoto began creating string-based installations which continue to influence string artists, such as Ines Esnal and Tomás Saraceno to this day.
As string art continues to evolve and develop with each artist, it is fair to say that the possibilities for this art form are endless.
Yeah! Summer is comming! Do you already know where you’re going to spend your holidays this year? If not, you can always take a look at travel blog and discover new destinations to which we are sure you will love to go on holiday. Since we are in summer mod, we are looking forward to start making Summer Strings Arts, so we have looked for String Arts ideas that represent the summer colours, the summer vibes, the summer activities and and the most typical foods of this time of the year. Let’s take a look!
1. WATERMELON HELLO SUMMER
Let’s welcome the summer by eating a watermelon and saying: Hello Summer! It is a String Art very fresh, colorful and with a good lettering,
If something we like about this summer String Art is that the support is made of sea wood. Of course, the waves represent very well the summer mod and the surfing mood. Notice also the white to blue gradient of the threads, because it’s great.
3. DESERT ISLAND
Anyoe’s drem is to spend a few days on a deserted island with palm trees and ber able to enjoy the sun, the sea and peace. This String Art express and capture this feeling perfectly.
4. FLIP FLOPS, SAND AND A STARFISH
by Ahmed Sherif
What about the pleasant sensation of taking off your shoes, putting on your flip-flops and feeling the sand on your feet? This String Art gives us the feeling of walking on the beach and we love it.
mouthwatering is is what we experience when we see this popsicle and how good it feels to eat one when it’s hot outside. This String Art gives very well the freshness of ice and the taste of summer.
6. MERMAID TALE
In our imagination it’s also connected the sea with mermaids, so we like this ver stimulating String Art, tale mermaid shaped, with the quote: “mMrmaid kisses and starfish wishes” written in a very good lettering.
We all love to see baby turtles on the beach or watch them swim when we are doing snorkle. It’s a magical moment. That’s why we also think it’s a good idea to make a turtle String Art using beautiful blue and green sea colors.
8. THREE SEAHORSES
Like turtles, seahorses are animals that represent the summer spirit very well. We love the idea of making a String Art with three seahorses, one of each color, on sea wood base.
Imagine for a moment go across your village, the countryside or an island on a bicycle… you can’t ask more of summer: feel the freedom and the wind in your face… Bicycles are for summer and this StringArt proves it,
We finish our selection with this gorgeous sunset String Art of created with warm colors threads, such as yellow, coral, orange and pink, forming a precious gradient that fits perfectly with the topic. We can feel the calmness of this sunset!
Did you like these summer String Art ideas? Has someone conquered you and do you want to make it right now? So… Go for it and see you soon!
There are many ways to decorate a beach apartment in Mediterranean areas. Without a doubt, in these apartments a good idea is to place on the walls String Art Coastal Style or Nautical Style. If you are lucky enough to own an apartment or a house in that part of the world, take a look at the 10 Coastal String Art ideas cthat we will show you below.
1. WAVES STRING ART
There is nothing better than the rumor of the waves under the sun, so this String Art is great for decorating an apartment or a house on the beach. Design by Julie’s Custom String Design.
2. LIGHTHOUSE STRING ART
The lighthouses, besides being precious constructions, are a metaphor for that which gives us light and guides us. Therefore, a lighthouse String Art is also perfect for this kind of apartments.
3. SURFER VAN STRING ART
We love the surfing ambience. If you do too, you’ll love this Surfer Van String Art to decorate your home, wich design includes a surfboard and a painted quote that says: “I’m moving to the beach”.
4. WHEELBOAT STRING ART
As the lighthouse, the wheelboat or rudder is also a metaphor. In addition to its beautiful design, it means that it guides us either to the adventures of the sea or to the calm of the land. You choose, but the String Art is so lovely!
5. ANCHOR STRING ART
Here we have another perfect String Art to decorate a beach apartment or a house with nautical style decoration. As you can see, it is an anchor in navy blue threads with a marine rope around it that gives it a special touch to this beautiful design.
6. WIND ROSE STRING ART
The wind rose or the compass, like the lighthouse, the rudder or the anchor, has a lot of meaning for sailors, as it is what guides them to get the perfect trip and to reach the success. This String Art design with the rose of the winds in white threads and the cardinal points painted is ideal for apartments on the beach.
We love seahorses so much! They are very nice animals with an original shape. Notice that this String Art has a base of seashells and the threads around them make a net. Really different and fun.
8. OCTOPUS STRING ART
What about octopus? They are also very special animals, wild, intelligent, smart and with a very curious shape, which makes them perfect for a String Art. Don’t you think? Pay attention that the shape of the octopus is surrounded by sea rope. To improve it, we would put white or blue threads inside.
9. FISH STRING ART
There is no sea without fish, that’s why this Sting Art fish is also a good option to decorate an apartment on the beach. Just like the octopus, instead of threads, sea ropes are used. The body of the fish is painted in of gradient blues. So nice!
10. SHELL AND LETTERS
We finish with this project where the most important thing is the lettering that says “The beach is my happy place”. To decorate it, there are two String Art, one of a shell and another of a starfish. Modern and adorable.
We hope you liked these Coastal String Art and Nautical String Art Ideas and we encourage you to decorate your propierty on the beach with one of these artworks. What do you think about them? Leave us a comment! See you soon!