String Art Kits – Rainy Day or Any Day Activities


Family showing samples of Strung by Shawna String art Kits
Family String Art Photo Courtesy of Strung by Shawna

If you’re old enough, do you remember string art from the 60’s and 70’s? I’d be surprised if you have never seen it, because this art form decorated many, many homes around America.

For instance, designs often featured boats, animals and musical instruments, “strung” on a black “velvet” background.

Although I do remember creating some string art as a child, it didn’t come from a kit!

“String art originated as a way to teach Algebra to kids at the end of the 19th century and was popularized in the 1960’s as a decorative art through kits and books. In the past decade, the art form has found a resurgence in the world of Pinterest with a fun, new take that has been expressed through new mediums and materials.​

The hardest part of learning something new is knowing where to start. Here at Strung by Shawna, we make it simple.”

-Shawna


In 2020, we added DIY Kits by “Strung by Shawna” (scroll down to see our current stock). I have been excited, but have had a hard time keeping them in stock, because these have been a huge hit!


Snowman DIY String Art Kit
This String Art Snowman is One of several Holiday-Themed Kits we will have for you soon!

One of my most favorite things about Shawna’s Kits, aside from the quality, the fact that they are hand assembled in the USA, and the feeling of accomplishment when the projects are finished, is Shawna’s instructions.


I decided to make one of the kits because,

without doing it myself, it’s hard to explain to you how well-organized and fun the process is.


Photo of cocktail glass string art DIY Kit Ready to Make
Cocktail Glass String Art Kit Contents



Note: As of 11/6/2020, our shipment of Christmas-themed kits is on its way to us.

If you decide to pick up one of these super stocking stuffers / gifts / family fun kits, do so early! Because, once they are gone, we may not be able to get more before the holidays!

Current selection of Strung by Shawna Kits:

Cherry Almond Soy Candle

SKU 01823
$12.95
In stock
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Brand-new for fall 2021! Bright, tangy CHERRIES meet the smooth fragrance of sweet toasted ALMONDS! 🍒

Hand poured, locally-made candles.

The Vintage Canning Collection is an assortment of vintage-inspired candles made with 100% all natural and uncolored soy wax (good for the environment and the senses!) Reminiscent of grandma’s canning pantry, these candles are created in retro-style mason jars. Hand-crafted in an abundance of delectable fragrances, these delicious candles are a throwback to days gone by.


"At the Outer Banks Candle Company, candle making is a labor of love! So many variables come into play in the process…wax is melted at high and precise temperatures, while room temperature must be consistently cool and humidity low. Colors, wicks, and fragrances are added while the wax is at its HOTTEST. Think of sweet tea here: everyone is these parts knows that you add the sugar (and LOTS of it!) to sweet tea while its hot! Same idea with candles… these ingredients are added while the wax is hot, so the wax and fragrance are evenly and adequately fused. Then the wax is allowed to cool to just the right temperature for pouring (candles are temperamental little buggers!) Then, once the wax is poured, these sweet little candles have to be “babysat” over the next 24 hours to ensure that air does not become trapped inside and the surface dries smoothly. All of this to ensure that the candles cure properly, burn evenly and hold as much fragrance as the wax can contain! Once the process is complete, then each and every candle is cleaned and trimmed, and wrapped and labeled by hand. The secret ingredient: LOTS of experimentation and even more TLC!"
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