Is string art still popular? For a hot second you could not go on Pinterest without seeing pictures of pallets and string states. I actually made this little cutie-patootie hedgehog a few years ago for Kids Crafts 1-2-3, shared on BlogHer after that and now I thought I would post him here. He is just too stinking cute not to. Want to make your own? Sure you do. I even have a template you can download.
Craft paint (blue, pink, white, and brown)
Crochet thread brown
string art hedgehog supplies
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.