DIY Halloween String Art Trio: Ghost, Pumpkin and Bat

DIY Halloween String Art Trio: Ghost, Pumpkin and Bat; Halloween doesn't have to be spooktacular, sometimes it can be cute and whimsical. The ghost, pumpkin and bat in this string art project work well as a grown-up Halloween art project that is a touch fanciful.


DIY Halloween String Art Trio: Ghost, Pumpkin and Bat

Halloween doesn’t have to be spooktacular, sometimes it can be cute and whimsical. The ghost, pumpkin and bat in this string art project work well as a grown-up Halloween art project that is a touch fanciful.



DIY Halloween String Art Trio: Ghost, Pumpkin and Bat; Halloween doesn't have to be spooktacular, sometimes it can be cute and whimsical. The ghost, pumpkin and bat in this string art project work well as a grown-up Halloween art project that is a touch fanciful.


Using the template below, you can make the trio together, separate the pieces to individual art, or print out the pattern multiple times to make three pumpkins, bats, pumpkins, or mix and match!

DIY Halloween String Art Trio: Ghost, Pumpkin and Bat; Halloween doesn't have to be spooktacular, sometimes it can be cute and whimsical. The ghost, pumpkin and bat in this string art project work well as a grown-up Halloween art project that is a touch fanciful.


DIY Halloween String Art Trio: Ghost, Pumpkin and Bat Supplies

• 1 pallet board (approximately 13″ x 5.5″)
Tack Hammer
Wire Nails ( 7/8″, 17 gauge)
DMC Black 310
DMC Orange 3853
DMC White
DMC Green (miscellaneous green that was on hand was used in this craft)
Template, printed on PAPER, not card stock
Sanding Block (if necessary)

DIY Halloween String Art Trio: Ghost, Pumpkin and Bat; Halloween doesn't have to be spooktacular, sometimes it can be cute and whimsical. The ghost, pumpkin and bat in this string art project work well as a grown-up Halloween art project that is a touch fanciful.


DIY Halloween String Art Trio: Ghost, Pumpkin and Bat Instructions

• Prepare your board by sanding it with a sanding block to remove edges.

DIY Halloween String Art Trio: Ghost, Pumpkin and Bat; Halloween doesn't have to be spooktacular, sometimes it can be cute and whimsical. The ghost, pumpkin and bat in this string art project work well as a grown-up Halloween art project that is a touch fanciful.


• Print out your pattern:

• To print the DIY Halloween String Art Trio: Ghost, Pumpkin and Bat template, click here. (pdf)
• To print the DIY Halloween String Art Trio: Ghost, Pumpkin and Bat template, click here. (jpg)

DIY Halloween String Art Trio: Ghost, Pumpkin and Bat; Halloween doesn't have to be spooktacular, sometimes it can be cute and whimsical. The ghost, pumpkin and bat in this string art project work well as a grown-up Halloween art project that is a touch fanciful.


• Gather all the crafts and tools you will need for your project.
• On a flat surface, begin your work. Place a towel under your board to protect the surface and to quiet the pounding.

DIY Halloween String Art Trio: Ghost, Pumpkin and Bat; Halloween doesn't have to be spooktacular, sometimes it can be cute and whimsical. The ghost, pumpkin and bat in this string art project work well as a grown-up Halloween art project that is a touch fanciful.


• Place your pattern on your board and decide which way you’d like your pieces. Cut apart to rearrange if necessary. Adhere with tape or just nail down.

DIY Halloween String Art Trio: Ghost, Pumpkin and Bat; Halloween doesn't have to be spooktacular, sometimes it can be cute and whimsical. The ghost, pumpkin and bat in this string art project work well as a grown-up Halloween art project that is a touch fanciful.


• Begin to nail your piece.

DIY Halloween String Art Trio: Ghost, Pumpkin and Bat; Halloween doesn't have to be spooktacular, sometimes it can be cute and whimsical. The ghost, pumpkin and bat in this string art project work well as a grown-up Halloween art project that is a touch fanciful.


• Follow the pattern and space your nails about 1/2″ apart.

DIY Halloween String Art Trio: Ghost, Pumpkin and Bat; Halloween doesn't have to be spooktacular, sometimes it can be cute and whimsical. The ghost, pumpkin and bat in this string art project work well as a grown-up Halloween art project that is a touch fanciful.


• Once you have completed nailing your pattern,

DIY Halloween String Art Trio: Ghost, Pumpkin and Bat; Halloween doesn't have to be spooktacular, sometimes it can be cute and whimsical. The ghost, pumpkin and bat in this string art project work well as a grown-up Halloween art project that is a touch fanciful.


WASH YOUR HANDS because the nails are dirty!

DIY Halloween String Art Trio: Ghost, Pumpkin and Bat; Halloween doesn't have to be spooktacular, sometimes it can be cute and whimsical. The ghost, pumpkin and bat in this string art project work well as a grown-up Halloween art project that is a touch fanciful.


• Remove your paper pattern by gently pulling UP and then tear off. Pulling up will help to eliminate stray paper pieces around your nails. If you have stray paper pieces, use tweezers to remove.

DIY Halloween String Art Trio: Ghost, Pumpkin and Bat; Halloween doesn't have to be spooktacular, sometimes it can be cute and whimsical. The ghost, pumpkin and bat in this string art project work well as a grown-up Halloween art project that is a touch fanciful.


• Begin to string your pieces. Tie a knot on one of the nails. Then tie another (double knot) and leave the tail.

DIY Halloween String Art Trio: Ghost, Pumpkin and Bat; Halloween doesn't have to be spooktacular, sometimes it can be cute and whimsical. The ghost, pumpkin and bat in this string art project work well as a grown-up Halloween art project that is a touch fanciful.


• In a random zigzag pattern, string your board with one color. Begin with the bottom color (orange, then green for the pumpkin; white, then black for the ghost) and string until you are happy with the results.

DIY Halloween String Art Trio: Ghost, Pumpkin and Bat; Halloween doesn't have to be spooktacular, sometimes it can be cute and whimsical. The ghost, pumpkin and bat in this string art project work well as a grown-up Halloween art project that is a touch fanciful.


• Occasionally you’ll want to wrap your string all the way around a nail head to prevent it from unraveling while working. Once you’re pleased with your string, try to “end” near where you began and you will outline your piece.

DIY Halloween String Art Trio: Ghost, Pumpkin and Bat; Halloween doesn't have to be spooktacular, sometimes it can be cute and whimsical. The ghost, pumpkin and bat in this string art project work well as a grown-up Halloween art project that is a touch fanciful.


• To outline your piece and tie it all together, carry your string to one nail, completely wrap it around the nail head and carry it to the next nail. Complete this on the outside of the nail.

DIY Halloween String Art Trio: Ghost, Pumpkin and Bat; Halloween doesn't have to be spooktacular, sometimes it can be cute and whimsical. The ghost, pumpkin and bat in this string art project work well as a grown-up Halloween art project that is a touch fanciful.


• When you return to your finishing point, reverse direction to create an inside outline around the nails.

DIY Halloween String Art Trio: Ghost, Pumpkin and Bat; Halloween doesn't have to be spooktacular, sometimes it can be cute and whimsical. The ghost, pumpkin and bat in this string art project work well as a grown-up Halloween art project that is a touch fanciful.


• When you are done with the outline, tie the two pieces of string together – the beginning and ending tail. Trim the ends.

DIY Halloween String Art Trio: Ghost, Pumpkin and Bat; Halloween doesn't have to be spooktacular, sometimes it can be cute and whimsical. The ghost, pumpkin and bat in this string art project work well as a grown-up Halloween art project that is a touch fanciful.


DIY Halloween String Art Trio: Ghost, Pumpkin and Bat; Halloween doesn't have to be spooktacular, sometimes it can be cute and whimsical. The ghost, pumpkin and bat in this string art project work well as a grown-up Halloween art project that is a touch fanciful.


DIY Halloween String Art Trio: Ghost, Pumpkin and Bat; Halloween doesn't have to be spooktacular, sometimes it can be cute and whimsical. The ghost, pumpkin and bat in this string art project work well as a grown-up Halloween art project that is a touch fanciful.


• Repeat for all pieces and when you are complete you can display and enjoy!

DIY Halloween String Art Trio: Ghost, Pumpkin and Bat; Halloween doesn't have to be spooktacular, sometimes it can be cute and whimsical. The ghost, pumpkin and bat in this string art project work well as a grown-up Halloween art project that is a touch fanciful.


• Please note, the pattern has been updated to spaced out the ghost eyes, mouth and to make him a bit longer.

• To print the DIY Halloween String Art Trio: Ghost, Pumpkin and Bat template, click here. (pdf)

• To print the DIY Halloween String Art Trio: Ghost, Pumpkin and Bat template, click here. (pdf)
• To print the DIY Halloween String Art Trio: Ghost, Pumpkin and Bat template, click here. (jpg)


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Comments

  1. I really need to move next to you, or at least in your neighborhood so I can have you make me some!! 🙂 That is way cute, I mean way cute Ann!!

  2. So cute and a fun project. Thanks for sharing at Inspire Me Monday link party. Hope to see you again this Monday.

  3. I love this idea. My daughters would have a great time putting this together. Pinning!

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