String art is fun, simple, and produces beautiful results. It's perfect for crafters of all ages and can be used to recreate your favourite animals, sayings and even countries. String art does require some DIY which is why many people opt for string art kits instead. But, if you're not afraid of a bit of hammering, making your own string art projects from scratch can be as fun as it is rewarding.


We've gathered over 15 string art patterns to help you make your own string art pieces. These patterns all have corresponding tutorials and some even have free downloadable templates. No matter your style, there's a string art pattern here for you. Pick out your favourite thread, grab some nails and start creating your own unique string art.

For more easy craft tutorials head over to our needle felting ideas for beginners and DIY wedding craft ideas.

Our top string art patterns

1. Constellation string art

DIY string art

Recreate the stars and the signs with our DIY string art tutorial. This string art pattern is perfect for those of you who love all things zodiac. Make sure you also check out our constellation crafts!

2. Disney string art

Mickey mouse string art pattern

This Fairy Tale Life's Mickey string art is simple but effective. It would look so sweet hanging on your bedroom walls. For more Disney-themed projects check out our Disney cross stitch patterns.

3. Easter string art patterns

Easter string art patterns

Make your own Easter decorations with these patterns from Surviving a Teachers Salary. You could take her three spring string art patterns and make them into separate designs for even more decor pieces. Head over to our DIY Easter decorations for more affordable projects.

4. Valentines string art

Heart string art pattern

Spread the love with The Homes I Have Made's string art tutorial. They show you how to make these easy heart blocks. These would make fab Valentine's Day decor long side our Valentines wreath.

5. Leaf string art

Leaf string art

Joyful Derivative has uploaded this pretty string art pattern to their blog. We love the simple design and rustic look of this leaf piece.

6. Seahorse string art

Seahorse string art

Celebrate the sea with this sweet seahorse pattern. Love Our Real Life shows you how to make this nautical beauty over on their blog.

7. Christmas string art pattern

Three mini wooden blocks with christmas trees made from string

Get festive with A Beautiful Mess' Christmas tree string art pattern. You could make your trees match your Christmas decor and hang them off your real tree! For more DIY Christmas tree decorations head over to our free crochet bauble pattern.

8. Chevron string art

Chevron string art pattern

If you're looking for a more modern string art pattern then Sometimes Homemade is the blog for you. They teach you how to make this minimal chevron pattern and how to make your initials too.

9. Bicycle string art

blue bicycle string art on a wooden board

Perfect for summer, this string art pattern reminds us of picnics and sunny days. Try Try Try has a full step by step tutorial on how to make this bike string art. If you like this pattern then check out our bicycle embroidery pattern.

10. Elephant string art

grey elephant string art on a wooden board in a nursery

Erin Spain has designed this cute elephant string art. How lovely does this look on her nursery wall?

11. Ice cream string art

green and pink ice cream string art on a grey board

I scream you scream we all scream for ice cream! Use A Mother Thing's free printable template and tutorial to make your own tasty-looking string art.

12. Antler string art pattern

antler string art pattern

Create a timeless decor piece with Messes to Memories free string art pattern. This would look great in an office, bedroom or garden!

13. Word string art

Word string art pattern

Create your favourite sayings and phrases with Sisters What's tutorial. She shows you how to make these colourful signs on her blog.

14. Snowflake string art

snowflake string art

This snowflake design by Chaotically Yours would make a lovely winter decor item. Head over to her blog for the tutorial and make sure you also see our snowflake mobile project.

15. Mason jar string art pattern

Mason jar string art pattern

We love the 3D look of this string art! Find it Make it Love it shows you how to make this mason jar design which doubles up as a vase. We have even more mason jar crafts here on Gathered if you enjoy this design.

16. Deer string art

Deer string art

Create this noble creature with A Week from Thursday's free tutorial. She's linked the free deer stencil and takes you through each step of this string art pattern on her blog.

17. State string art

blue State of texas string art on a wooden board

Give your hometown the glory it deserves with Lets Craft Instead's free tutorial. They show you how to make your own state string art using tracing paper and a map! This string art design is of the state of Minnesota.

18. Hummingbird string art

If you're more of a visual learner then Canvas is the Youtube channel for you. They have lots of free craft tutorials including one for this dainty hummingbird string art.

19. Dream string art

colourful string art of the word dream on a background art

Bring a rainbow into your home with this beautiful dream string art pattern. Head over to the Instructables for a step-by-step tutorial.


We hope you've enjoyed our string art patterns. Now head over to our egg box crafts, free macrame patterns, and amazing weaving patterns for more fun craft projects.


Phoebe Burt
Phoebe BurtSEO and Communities Editor, Gathered

Phoebe has worked for Gathered, and our sister magazine Mollie Makes, for 3 years. She manages our Arts & Crafts section and specialises in social media and content strategy. She has a background in all things marketing, a flair for Pinterest and a knack for finding the next big craft trend. Previously she worked as Digital Campaign Executive for Fat Media. You may recognise her name from Mollie Makes Social Media magazine, where she shared her expertise and top tips on becoming social media savvy.

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