Sunday, January 28, 2018

String of the Art - Review and Giveaway

I don't consider myself to be particularly crafty but can usually create a project if it's included in a kit.  It's hard for me to think outside-of-the-box and make a Pinterest worthy piece all on my own.  But, I'm all for following in someone's footsteps.

I was recently introduced to a company that sells DIY String Art Crafting Kits and was elated to try one myself.  String of the Art is a company located in the USA that sells these kits in a variety of designs.  Personally, I want them all!

instructions and materials for string art kit

Each string art kit comes equipped with a 16" x 12" wooden board, embroidery floss, and nails. They also have step-by-step instructions and a pattern template to help you every step of the way during your creative process. You can even request alterations on floss color and board for a kit.  If you want a smaller version of a kit, the company also offers mini versions that take a little less time to complete.  The only thing not provided in a kit is the hammer.

Of all the beautiful designs available, I received the White Daisy Picture Frame String Art Kit.  This should go without saying, but be sure to read the instructions first.  There are a few different ways that you can string the art and there's instructions on how for each one.  My husband, Jason, and I worked together on this kit.  We went with the X style of stringing the floss.

The first thing you have to do is place the template down on the wooden board.  We kept it in place with a couple pieces of tape.  Using a hammer, we put all the nails in the designated spots.  The nails should all be uniform in height.


Once the nails are in place, the template can be removed and the process of stringing the floss can begin.  It took a short bit to get a hang of it but, after that, it was fairly simple to do.  After the entire daisy was done, I nailed the two included clips to hang photos.  I found a couple of pictures that are near and dear to me and clipped them on.  Both photos were taken about three years ago.  One is of my daughter and mother.  The other is me with two of my sisters.  The entire string art project took us about 2.5 hours from start to finish.  We ended up with a few nails and some floss left over.  I like that because it means it would have been available to us if there would've been a mistake or if we would've lost a nail.

I absolutely love my finished piece because it's a labor of love between me and my husband, and it looks fantastic hanging up in my living room.    

Jason stringing the floss onto the nails

I'd also like to mention that this is a company located in the USA and it's run by a guy named Lawrence who hand selects the designs himself.  Communicating with Lawrence, he seems personable.  He's very hands-on with his company, and String of The Art was recognized in a Buzzfeed article as the #1 do-it-yourself art kit for the holidays in December 2015.

my completed string art kit

a Puppy Love String Art Kit that I'm also fond of

Win It!

One person will win a String of the Art crafting kit of choice.

*This is a Rafflecopter giveaway open to residents of the USA.*

I received product for review.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.

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114 comments:

Shelly Leatham said...

I would choose the owl!

mkjmc said...

I love the dandelion one

[Whatever U are, be a good one!] said...

I love the Wedding Champagne Picture Frame Kit
Thank You for the chance!

Fiona N

marjorie takala said...

I would probably pick the puppy love it red and white love piecs.
Thank you for the giveaway.

Peggy said...

I would like to have the Stars and Stripes String Art Kit

DEBIJOT said...

I like the swirling coffee kit.

Charlene S. said...

Inverse Puppy String Art Kit is what I would choose.

Christa Bengtsson said...

I would choose the Love one:P

Unknown said...

We are a bicycle family, so the yellow bicycle string art kit would be perfect for us!

Marty C. said...

I like the 'Love' one best. I'd love to try these kits with my daughter!

Gala said...

I like "Black and Gold Owl String Art Kit"

latanya t said...

Queen Bee String Art Kit

Jennifer Cervantes said...

I would choose the Christmas lights picture frame string art kit.

Saundra McKenzie said...

I would choose the Inverse Oak Tree String Art Kit. This looks so fun.

Aleksandra Nearing said...

I like the stretching cat string art

Plowlady said...

well THAT was hard to 'nail' it down to one LOL...I really liked the Inverse Oak Tree String Art Kit which is the set I'd choose. Thank you for hosting this crafty (my fav kind) giveaway

Ken Ohl said...

I love the Stretching cat sting art

Lauryn Rescoe said...

I would choose the Sunflower String Art Kit if I were lucky enough to win. I love sunflowers!

Jan Lee said...

I like the Colorful Raindrops String Art Kit :)

jakiesmom said...

I like the love picture frame string art

Dawn Ballo said...

My favorite is the Love Picture Frame.

Emily Benzing said...

Wow these are so cute! I would love to get either the stretching cat or the pouring wine string art kit. Would be perfect for my new apartment!

Gwendolyn Jordan said...

Purple Butterfly String Kit

SueZH said...

I like the Anchor and the Purple Owl.

Jeanna Massman said...

I love the Sunflower.

Casey Garvey said...

OMG! This would releive some stress!

April @ PolkaDots n' PinkySwears said...

I love the Anchor Kit w/ Rope!

bison61 said...

I like the Purple Butterfly String Art Kit

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Beth said...

I might pick the inverse oak tree.

Yona Williams said...

Oh wow…I am in love with the Puppy Heart String Art Kit! My nephew would love to do this with me! There are lots of cool-looking kits. The Queen Bee one and the tree one is really nice to look at.

Steph said...

I like the Inverse Oak Tree String Art Kit.

cp said...

Puppy String Art Kit is cute.

Marianna said...

I would pick the puppy heart string art kit

Janice Crespo said...

They say when you whisper I love you to a butterfly, they bring the message to someone you love in Heaven. I would love to get the Purple Butterfly String Art Kit and make that so Heather will get all our messages of love.

Linda said...

I would choose the hearts mini string art kit

Chrystal D said...

I'd get either the Red High Heel one or the Stars & Stripes one.

Jessica Staley said...

i like the puppy

Renee G said...

I would love to get the inverse oak tree kit.

Abigail Gibson said...

I really like the Inverse Oak Tree String Art Kit.

lpnut said...

Daisy please!

Nafeeza Chung said...

I would pick the Love Picture Frame String Art Kit

alissa apel said...

I like Inverse Oak Tree. So many cool choices!

msrodeobrat said...

I like the Love Picture Frame String Art Kit
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Antoinette M said...

I would pick the Swirling Coffee kit.

David B said...

Inverse Oak Tree String Art Kit

Julie Waldron said...

I may choose the Swirling Coffee Kit. This looks like so much fun!

Nancy said...

All of their kits are so cool. I might choose the Love Picture Frame String Art Kit.

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Barbara R. said...

I woudl like the Inverted Red Heart Love String Art Kit

tatertot374 said...

I love the inverse oak tree string art kit. Thank you

SHANNA ELIZABETH said...

Anchor String Art Kit with Rope

arress said...

I love the white daisy string art with picture frame.

Niclan80 said...

I might choose the Purple Butterfly String Art Kit.

Daniel Scott said...

I like the Inverted Red Heart Love String Art Kit

Amanda Patterson said...

I really like the sunflower kit and the colorful joy kit!

Charity Cram said...

I might choose the Dandelion Mini String of the Art Kit if I win. Thank you for the chance to win!

Tara Darity said...

I would definitely choose the Black and Gold Owl String Art Kit!!!

Serena Powell said...

I would definitely go with the Queen Bee String Art Kit.

Lisa Voyce said...

I would choose the Inverse Oak Tree String Art Kit.

Lissa Crane said...

I would love to have the Love Picture Frame kit!

Mia J. said...

I would pick the Puppy Love string art kit.

Leela said...

Christmas Lights Picture Frame String Art Kit.

Gina H. said...

I love the Colorful Joy String Art Kit.

Hannah Knapp said...

I' probably pick the anchor String Art Kit with Rope

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Gail Williams said...

I would choose Joy.

Darlene said...

The kit I like best is the Black and Gold Owl String Art Kit

Edye Nicole said...

I like the joy kit! :)

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Nicole Martin said...

I LOVE the black and gold owl one!!

Heather! said...

The Inverse Oak Tree kit looks kind of intricate and difficult, but the finished product is stunning! I love that one.

mogrill said...

The purple butterfly kit is very cool!

Jacqueline Daly said...

Comment Love....
I would pick the Palm Tree kit.
I use to be creative with string art when I was growing up as a teen. I remember we did this in Art class. Wish I still had some of these old treasures.

Wendy ArtsyChaos said...

I'd love to get the Anchor String Art Kit with Rope for my daughter in law!

Bakersdozen said...

I like the Swirling Coffee Kit. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

Jana Leah B said...

I would like the Purple Owl Mini String of the Art Kit.

Susan Smoaks said...

i would love to get the yellow bicycle string art kit it is really cute.

MichelleCat said...

A co-workers wife of mine actually teaches classes for string art at a community college here. So much fun! I am in love with the Inverse Oak Tree String Art Kit! Entering as bonita7878(at)yahoo(dot)com

Kim Hilbert said...

White daisy picture frame string art. I love the cat stretching one, too, but I prefer things that are useful, and not hanging up a, albeit pretty, dust collector.

Christy DuBois said...

I believe I would choose the Queen Bee String Art Kit because technically from the weight of a bees body and its little wings it shouldn't be able to fly. But the bee doesn't know that so it flys. Meaning set your mind to accomplish a task and don't listen to negative messages and achieve what you want to.

stacy said...

queen bee kit

Paula Michele Hafner said...

Wow! It's so hard to pick. I have several I like but I think I would pick the Love Picture Frame String Art Kit. I also love the Red Rose.

clynsg said...

Several were in the running, but I finally settled on the Black and Gold Owl kit.

nicky heim said...

love the purple butterfly

LesleyfromWI said...

I like the Queen Bee String Art Kit

maddie said...

The anchor! I LOVE anchors and collect them!!!

joenkristy5 said...

I love the yellow bicycle one. Reminds me of my Grandma :)

Haley Morin said...

Swirling coffee would be great for the kitchen

Julieh said...

I would pick the inverted red heart love string.

Shelly Leatham said...

Here is my today's tweet: https://twitter.com/blessed_nc_mom/status/962172255626293249

I accidentally posted the wrong one in the form!

Shakeia Rieux said...

I'd get the Inverted Red Heart Love String Art Kit

Kathy Pease said...

I might choose the Sunflower String Art Kit

Susan Chester said...

I am crazy about the Inverse Oak Tree String Art Kit!

trichie said...

love the Sunflower String Art

brendaelsner said...

So hard to choose. I think I would get the purple butterfly though.

Candie L said...

I like the Inverse Oak Tree String Art Kit. Thank you

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saturdaynightfever said...

Yellow Bicycle String Art Kit!

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Jae Park said...

I really liked the Christmas Lights Picture Frame String Art Kit, I think I'd choose that one. Thanks!

Rose Santuci-Sofranko said...

Oh wow, so cool! I like the "Swirling Coffee Kit" (altho I'd think of it as tea, for me). Great kits! Thanks and God Bless! ILuvTheEucharist @ aol dot com

Trisha McKee said...

I would choose the Pouring Wine String Art Kit on Painted Wood.

candy said...

I would pick the inverse puppy string art

Vikki Billings said...

I would choose the Christmas Tree String Art Kit, it is so awesome!
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Donna said...

I would like the puppy heart. It looks like our dog.

Kobi Hensley said...

I would get the Wedding Champagne Picture Frame Kit. It's perfect since we are getting married in July.

Elizabeth Brooks said...

I love the sunflower

Trisha Musgrave said...

The swirling coffee kit would be fun, then I could put it in the kitchen too!

Stephanie Shipley said...

My favorite is the Christmas Lights Picture Frame String Art Kit! I would choose it of I won.

Princess Seronica said...

I might choose the Puppy Heart String Art Kit.

rockergoddess2002 said...

I love the stretching cat art kit.

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AEKZ2 said...

I would choose the Swirling Coffee Kit

dvice12 said...

I like the Inverse Oak Tree String Art Kit

Kelsey Vinson said...

Wedding ring

Philip Lawrence said...

I might choose the Puppy Picture Frame Kit.

Sand said...

I like the Stars and Stripes String Art Kit.

Clair Freebie said...

I am loving the Inverse Oak Tree String Art Kit! These are definitely beautiful when all put together!

Cassandra D. said...

Colorful Joy String Art Kit

Sue Hull said...

I love the Snowman picture string art kit.The Purple Butterfly is cool too. This is such a fun craft kit.Thank you for the chance ☺