Harry Potter: Homemade String Art {tutorial}

Thanks to Lindsay Gilbert for giving me a copy of her amazing book, Harry Potter: Homemade! #HPHomemade,

Good morning! Many of you know my friend, Lindsay from Artsy Fartsy Mama & Team Creative Crafts. She is known for her for her cute crafts, printables, SVG files and yummy recipes. Buuuut now she can add author to her amazing list of talents & accomplishments! She has recently released her first book, Harry Potter: Homemade. Annnnd for all you crafty Harry Potter fans out there this is a must have! 🙂

From the publisher:

Bring the warmth and magic of the Harry Potter films into your home with Harry Potter: Homemade, featuring over 25 official Wizarding World crafts, home projects, and recipes.    

From friendly fireside chats in the Gryffindor common room to a crowded breakfast table at The Burrow, the Harry Potter films are filled with cozy moments of friendship, family, and home.

Inspired by those special moments, Harry Potter: Homemade offers more than 25 crafts, recipes, and activities to help you celebrate and share the comforting moments from the Harry Potter films in your own home. Divided into four chapters, one for each season of the year, projects include a wide range of crafts and activities including candle-making, quilting, jam-making, macramé, wreaths, felting, ceramics, and more. Make a Deathly Hallows wreath from the fauna around your home. Piece together a colorful quilt inspired by your favorite house. Make Honeydukes-inspired candies right in your own kitchen. Featuring step-by-step instructions and gorgeous photography, alongside behind-the-scenes facts, concept art, and film stills, Harry Potter: Homemade is perfect for crafters, makers, homebodies, and Harry Potter fans everywhere.

25+ PROJECTS: Craft and create candles, quilts, jam, macramé, wreaths, felt, ceramics and more inspired by the Wizarding World

YEAR-ROUND GUIDE: A year-round guide to cozy projects from fresh summer fruit jams to warm, colorful quilts

FOR EVERY SKILL LEVEL: Complete instructions and helpful charts make it easy for crafters of all ages to make thoughtful gifts

INSPIRING IMAGES: Beautiful full-color photography of every project helps ensure success!

I decided to try out one of Lindsay’s Harry Potter inspired crafts, Luna Lovegood’s Spectrespecs String Art, to give you a little peek to what is inside the book. 🙂

For this project you will need:

a piece of wood


embroidery thread or yarn (pink, hot pink, blue)


white paint

paint brush

typing paper


a copy of Harry Potter: Homemade

Lindsay’s book has wonderful step by step instructions for you to follow! First, paint your board.

You’ll then trace your pattern from Lindsay’s book onto your typing paper. Then tape it to your board.

Then hammer your nails along your pattern every half inch or so.

Once your finished doing that, carefully pull off your paper pattern.

Now it’s time for the fun part…the string! 🙂

Tie your thread to a nail, and then go back and forth between nails to get the desired look.

Tie off, and then you’ll cut off any loose threads. All done!

Find more cute projects like this in Harry Potter: Homemade.

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