DIY String Art Star - 1. Cut and stain wood. 2. Trace star template onto wood with a pencil. 3. Starting at corners, hammer in one nail at each point. Then add nails at inner corners of traced star. Continue adding nails. 4. Tie one end of string (or jute/twine/hemp) around one nail. Weave string back & forth & all about through nails. When you have enough done, wrap string all around outside of star to give a solid outline. Tie off, trim and tuck in the loose end.