Thanksgiving

Leaf String Art in a Thanksgiving Rainbow

Looking for an easy and satisfying craft this Thanksgiving? We have just the thing. Our Leaf String Art is a retro craft – popular in the 70’s and gaining popularity once again. What makes this craft so popular? It’s easy and inexpensive and the results are stunning! Adding a rainbow of fall colours makes for perfect Thanksgiving art. Keep reading to see how we did it!

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Leaf String Art by Champagne and Sugarplums

325 x 325

What You’ll Need:
  • Wood board (at least 10” by 10”)
  • Small nails
  • Hammer
  • Crochet thread
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Leaf template – get it here
Paper leaf template nailed to a wood board by Champagne and Sugarplums

Print out the leaf template and then position it on the wood board.

Paper leaf template nailed to a wood board by Champagne and Sugarplums

Paper leaf template nailed to a wood board by Champagne and Sugarplums

Start hammering the nails into the board, following the outline of the leaf. Place the nails about ½” apart.

Lifting paper template off of nails by Champagne and Sugarplums

Once the entire leaf is filled outlined, lift the template away from the board, to rip the paper off.

Hammering nails into a wood board by Champagne and Sugarplums

Hammer more nails around the outside of the board, about ½” apart, all the way around.

Adding red thread around nails in wood by Champagne and Sugarplums

Tie a thread to a nail on the outside of the board. Start winding the thread between nails, going back and forth multiple times, until it starts to look full. Remember to wrap a thread around the leaf pattern, leaving the leaf empty. Doing so will help outline and highlight the leaf shape.

Leaf String Art by Champagne and Sugarplums

Change thread colours to make each corner a different colour. Finally, tie off the ends tightly on an outside nail to secure the threads.

Leaf String Art by Champagne and Sugarplums

Leaf String Art by Champagne and Sugarplums

We hope you love this engaging leaf string art and hope you have an amazing Thanksgiving weekend! For more Thanksgiving DIY check out our Stamped Thanksgiving Napkin Rings and Rustic Painted Pine Cones and Acorns.

Happy Thanksgiving from Champagne and Sugarplums