I have always loved string art, but was afraid to try it–but making this Baby Yoda string art was so easy and fun, I am definitely going to be making more!
Baby Yoda String Art
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we have a baby crush on little Baby Yoda. Like, seriously, that Stormtrooper that punched him? Better watch his back if I ever get to a galaxy far, far away. LOL! In all seriousness, making a Baby Yoda string art was so much fun–and so simple. I had no idea that it would go by so fast! But it makes such a fantastic addition in my kid’s room.
Also, I’m saying “my kid’s room” but I kind of feel like it should be on my mantle, I love this Baby Yoda string art so much. If you’re ready to make an awesome Star Wars string art, let’s get started.
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Tips to Make Star Wars String Art
- Start by grabbing the free printable Baby Yoda string art template. It’s super handy with markings for where the nails ought to go–although you can certainly use less nails than I identified. But, keep in mind that you will have a more dense look with more nails, so reducing the nails will lead to more gaps in the strings.
- I started by trying to use a thin wood, because I thought “oh this will be easier to nail” and while that was the case, unfortunately, the thin wood was so weak that it actually broke between the nails–so I had a nice little outline growing with no nails. It was bad. So, pick a solid wood, about 1/4-inch thick at the thinnest.
- I grabbed a bunch of the specific colors I wanted of the embroidery thread, but then I discovered that it’s a whole lot cheaper to buy the embroidery thread in bulk, like these. So, be smarter than me.
- I recommend using a solid background (white or black or even grey) because of the muted colors of Baby Yoda’s little shirt and collar. I felt like white was right for me, so I used a white chalk paint, but you could also use black with no problem, I’m sure.
How Do I Make this Baby Yoda String Art?
I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial.
- 1 14x14 inch Wood Blank
- 2-3 Dark Brown Embroidery Thread Skeins
- 2-3 Light Green Embroidery Thread Skeins
- 1-2 Dark Green Embroidery Thread Skeins
- 1 Black Embroidery Thread Skeins
- 1-2 Light Beige Embroidery Thread Skeins
- 30-40 Finishing Nails
- Printable Template
- Painter's Tape
- Start by printing the template, then taping it to the wood square with Baby Yoda centered as best as possible.
- Place nails, hammering them into to the wood about halfway, in each of the designated spots on the template. Then remove the template from the wood.
- Tie one end of the light green embroidery thread to one of the nails lining the head of Baby Yoda, then start wrapping the light green thread around each of the nails, working across the face, criss-crossing your threads and building a layer of string in the whole head and ears area. Once you have covered the whole head and ears, tie the end of the light green embroidery thread off to a nail.
- Repeat stringing in the following order: each of the hands individually, body, cuffs, collar, inside of the ears, eyes, each of the face lines individually, then the white glints in each eye individually. If desired, you can add a black outline around each of the elements, but I did not feel it necessary.
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