DIY String Art Ice Cream Cone With Template

DIY String Art Ice Cream Cone With Template

String art has become a big thing in the world of home decor lately, and it’s no wonder! It is such a cute idea and really jazzes up the walls of your home. I have seen pieces going on Etsy for $30 – $40, and it’s amazing to me that people would pay so much when, for only a few dollars in supplies, you could make your own!

Let me show you how easy it is to create your very own DIY String Art Ice Cream Cone with simple step by step photos and instructions. Plus, I’ll give you an easily printable template for making your own!

Here’s what you’ll need:

Wood Board, sanded and painted the color of your choice 

  • mine is a pallet board and measures approximately 5.5″ x 13″. I painted mine with a Valspar Sample pot of paint. Color is Cathedral Stone #492457

Wire nails

  • Mine are 18 gauge x 3/4″. You can find them at Wal-Mart for about $1 per 2 ounce box. I’ve also used 17 gauge 7/8″ wire  nails. Either will work, just make sure it has a larger nail head on it.

Embroidery Floss in the colors of your choice

  • Mine are DMC Brand: red 817 | mint green 369 | pink 776 | brown 436

Tack Hammer or Regular Hammer

Ice Cream Pattern – printed on paper (not card stock)

DIY String Art Ice Cream Cone With Template

DIY String Art Ice Cream Cone With Template

I like to work with a towel under my wood. It softens the sound (or I like to think it does.) Center your pattern onto your board. Tap a nail into the top and bottom of the pattern to hold it to the board. You can also tape it on if desired. Drive the nails about 1/2 to 1/3 of the way into the board.

DIY String Art Ice Cream Cone With Template

DIY String Art Ice Cream Cone With Template

Continue to drive nails about 1/2″ apart all the way around your pattern. I’m right handed, so I hold the hammer in my right hand and the nails in my left. I begin at the top and move down the left side, across the center and finish with the right side.

DIY String Art Ice Cream Cone With Template

DIY String Art Ice Cream Cone With Template

DIY String Art Ice Cream Cone With Template

Once all of your nails are in, pound them down one last time, to be sure they are all in and to even out any that seem higher than the others.

Pull the pattern UP from the board – straight up, and then rip it off. Discard.

DIY String Art Ice Cream Cone With Template

Begin stringing with the item that is behind (don’t follow my photos, start with the brown at the bottom. I made the mistake of going with pink first. I then went back and did the pink outline after completing the brown). Tie the embroidery floss onto a nail and secure with a double knot. Do not unravel the floss. You’ll use all six strings of floss.

DIY String Art Ice Cream Cone With Template

You’ll move in a zig zag pattern skipping every other nail and then some. Just randomly crossing until the coverage is to your liking. You may need to wrap the string around the entire nail head every now and again to keep it tight. You’ll want to end around the same place you began.

DIY String Art Ice Cream Cone With Template

DIY String Art Ice Cream Cone With Template

DIY String Art Ice Cream Cone With Template

DIY String Art Ice Cream Cone With Template

DIY String Art Ice Cream Cone With Template

Now you’ll start your outline. You will wrap the floss completely around the nail head and carry it to the other nail, and repeat. This will create  an outline (either inside or outside) and when you get to the end, revers to create the opposite (outside or inside outline).

DIY String Art Ice Cream Cone With Template

DIY String Art Ice Cream Cone With Template

Ending near your starting point will allow you to tie the two strings together in another knot to secure. Trim ends.

DIY String Art Ice Cream Cone With Template

When you outline your pieces, you don’t have to outline the space that will get covered with another color. For example, the top of the cone will be covered with the pink. And the top of the pink will be covered with the green. Just be mindful of this.

DIY String Art Ice Cream Cone With Template

DIY String Art Ice Cream Cone With Template

Continue in the same manner with the pink, green and red floss until finished.

DIY String Art Ice Cream Cone With Template

DIY String Art Ice Cream Cone With Template

DIY String Art Ice Cream Cone With Template

DIY String Art Ice Cream Cone With Template

How easy is that? Now you, too, can create your very own DIY String Art at home without spending a small fortune to have someone else do it for you! 

DIY Ice Cream Cone String Art with Free Printable Template

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Katie Reed

Katie Reed

Katie Reed is a 38 year old mom blogger from Salt Lake City, UT. She is married to the man of her dreams and together they have four beautiful boys. Dexter is 9, Daniel is 7, Chester is 5 and Wilder is 2. She writes about living with mental health issues while navigating motherhood. Her blog focuses on tips and tricks for moms, information and parenting news, kid-friendly recipes and crafts. She loves to reflect on the humorous side of parenthood and shares the reality of her life, with a "warts and all" attitude.

23 Responses

  1. That is just so adorable. It turned out so well and although I think might be a little complicated, would be fun to do.

  2. That is one of the coolest projects I have seen in a very long time. I’d love to make this and display it, and I love too that it’s two scoops! Well done!

  3. So pretty and very creative! What a cute little idea, perfect for a nice decoration all summer long. I love it! The colors too.

  4. This is such a cute idea. I will have to try making one for my friends house. It would be perfect in her kitchen.

  5. Love it! I’ve made string art hearts on card stock for Valentine’s Day, but never did string art this nicely before. Can’t wait to try it! Yours turned out great!

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