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String Art DIY

Use a map and some Mod Podge to create DIY string art that is personalized for you or a friend.

At a Glance:

#6157 Skill Level: Beginner Time:
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This project features these great brands:

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Mod Podge ® Ultra Matte Chalk Finish, 8 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $7.99
Item available exclusively at Walmart

Other Supplies

Mini wood pallet, Map, Scissors, Ruler, Paintbrush, Small paper heart, Pen, Small nails, Red string


  1. Trim the map so that it will fit onto each slat of a mini pallet.  Make sure your hometown is centered on a slat.
  2. Apply a thin coat of Mod Podge to each wood slat and to the back of the cut map paper.  Position the papers onto the slats.  Smooth with your fingers to remove any air-bubbles.  Wait 15 minutes and apply a top-coat of Mod Podge.
  3. Make a small heart template.  Make sure it will fit on the slat with extra room around it.
  4. Nail around the edge of the template with small nails. Remove the template.  Tie the string to one nail and begin to wrap the string around the nails. When the heart is filled in tie off the end around a nail.


DIY String Art

Cathie & Steve explain how to use a map of your favorite place, a mini pallet, and Mod Podge Ultra Matte Chalk…

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Cathie & Steve explain how to use a map of your favorite place, a mini pallet, and Mod Podge Ultra Matte Chalk to create a trendy string art piece of wall decor.

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