I kind of have a thing for string art, and this cute little hedgehog is so easy to make (stencil included).
- Wooden oval
- Craft paint (blue, pink, white, and brown)
- Crochet thread brown
- Small nails
- Picture hanger
These blank wooden pieces come in all kinds of shapes and sizes; I opted for an oval. Paint your wooden shape blue, as I did, or any color your crafty little heart desires. Allow to dry completely.
Use the hedgehog template (drawn by my lovely sister Hope Perkins) as a guide and pencil the design onto the wood. You can also get carbon paper and trace the print out onto the wood. Download a larger version of the template here.
Use your paint to color in your hedgehog. I used a dimensional pink paint for the hedgehog’s heart-shaped nose, which you can see in this close-up. Allow your paint to dry completely.
At each point in the hedgehog’s fur, hammer in a nail. Try and make sure your nails are as close to the same height as possible.
Tie your thread in a knot around one nail. Once the thread is anchored down, start wrapping thread around the nails in a random pattern. The more thread and crisscrosses you add, the denser the fur will be. Tie off with a knot around a nail when you are finished. If it makes you sleep better at night, add a dab of glue on your starting and finishing nail to ensure your knots stay in place.
You are done! Add a picture hanger and display.
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