String Art on Wood Block

Hi All!!

This is a project that my kids love!! I did this as a party activity at my daughter’s 5th birthday, and it was a huge success!!! It’s fairly easy, but for a party it requires a bit of prep if you are doing it with younger kids. I had a wide variety of ages so I had it all ready other than the actual string on the thumb tacks, and everyone took them home.

I did over prep a little, and by that I mean I still have left over blocks of painted wood with the star thumb tack patterns from the party, but I don’t regret doing it in advance. 😊


  • Wood cut into a pattern you desire.
  • Paint in a color you desire and finish you desire.
  • Thumb tacks in the finish you want and amount you need for the pattern picked.
  • Pattern picked
  • Tack hammer if you have a hard time pushing the tacks in based on what type of wood is chosen.
  • Crochet thread in desired color(s) or embroidery thread in desired color(s)
  • Washi tape (optional)
  • Ribbon (optional)


  1. Cut wood to desired size and pattern.
  2. Paint wood block, and allow to dry.
  3. Add tacks in desired pattern to wood. Use a hammer if needed to secure the tacks.
  4. Put a slip knot in your thread and attach to a tack. String in the desired pattern. Tie off the string to a tack and cut the thread.
  5. Secure thumb tacks by hammering or pushing them all the way down.
  6. Decorate if desired with ribbon and/or washi tape.
  7. Enjoy by putting up in your home or giving as a gift.

Bye for now, but don’t forget to keep creating!!!

Published by Donna Beth Feagins

I am a mom of 2, wife, and am always looking to create something myself instead of buying it. I met Katy from Little Katy Bugs after becoming a mom, and we both love to craft, both have active families, and a tactful way of telling others what we truly think. I LOVE THAT!!! Art is subjective and so is crafting. So, you may not love everything we make or do, but our goal is to inspire you to create yourself and make things that you will LOVE! We do still sell some of our crafts on the site, at craft fairs, and Katy now participates in a booth store front. Check out our Facebook page for more on the booth. Sometimes we just need inspiration and camaraderie. I hope we can help provide those things to you. Sincerely Donna Beth, a Co-Blogger of

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