Some creative nail and string patterns are a candle, the Batman signal, a ship anchor, Marilyn Monroe and a tree silhouette. Easy patterns can work with either a stencil, cutout or printout, while harder patterns typically work with a printout only.
String art, or nail string art, first became popular in the late 1960s. It involves wrapping wire, colored thread, yarn, rope or embroidery floss around pins or nails. People usually mount the pins or nails on cork board, canvas or wood. This surface may be plain or covered in felt or cloth. Many popular string art patterns have abstract or geometric designs.