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Always on the search for new and fun crafts to try out, I ran across this idea on the blog Crafterholic. The idea is to create a piece of wall art using strings and pins! I’ve seen a couple of these pieces before on pieces of wood, but I’ve never thought to actually put it on the wall. There is a tutorial for creating a tree on the blog Re-Nest.

It seems simple enough to make. Throw some push pins on the wall in the shape of a tree and wrap some string around them. You can check out the full tutorial here. And here are a couple more string and pin trees.

I love how this one goes on to the ceiling.

This tree is fantastically elaborate! I really like the idea of putting a string and pin tree in my office / craft room. The idea of perching pictures of birds on the branches is so neat! I think it would be an awesome and inexpensive way to spice things up a bit.

But you can do so much more with string and pins!

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Imagine how complex that owl must have been. Layers upon layers of string all placed in a certain order and pattern. That’s the appeal of the tree. The tree can be random and creative and whatever you want to make it. I don’t think I’d have the patience to create anything more complex. But it sure is neat to look at! The possibilities of what you can make from some pins and a bit of string are endless!

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