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String Art Heart

string art heart

 

This adorable Heart String Art is easy to make and would be a perfect gift for someone you love or a great addition to you Valentine’s Day décor! You don’t have to spend a lot of money to show someone how much you love them. In fact, spending time making them a gift is where you should invest!

Each year the oldest country kid does a string art project for our county fair. The more he does, the more ideas I have to come up with. Oh sure, there are lots of ideas on the internet, but he wants to take something that no other exhibitor is showing. Lucky for him, I get great ideas everywhere, like at the fabric store!

heartbeat fabric

I wasn’t in the store looking for anything specific, heck I wasn’t even thinking about his fair projects, but I stumbled upon a bolt of fabric and a light bulb went off. What if he did a heartbeat across a wooden heart! Of course then I was off to the craft store to find a wooden heart. Once I found a wooden heart, some red paint, and some white embroidery floss, he was ready to take this craft project.

How to make a string art heart…..

The first He had to do was paint his wooden heart red. He put two coats of paint on. The next thing we had to do is find a heart beat pattern he liked, which was easy enough to do by googling “heart beat pattern” inages. When he decided which he wants, I simply saved it to my computer, put it in a word document, and printed it off. At this point, the project was all his to finish.

laying out the pattern

He laid the paper on top of his heart, making sure it as straight, and then placed nails at the points of the rhythm. In order to make the string look nice once he started, he had to make sure the nails where all pounded in to the same height.

stringing the design

Once the nails were ready, he carefully took the white embroidery floss and began looping it around the heads of the nails. He continued going back and forth till he left there was enough string to give it good visual inpact.

At the county fair he recieved a blue ribbon on this project. You can’t go wrong with a blue ribbon! And while he didn’t recieve any special awards on this porject, like he did on some of his others, he is very much excited to come up with another string art project for this year’s fair. You can take a peek at all last year’s fair projects, and let me tell ya, he had a lot of them!

easy to make string art heart

 

This easy to make String Art Heart would make a great gift for Valentine’s Day or for someone who works in the medical field!

 

heart string art


 

 

16 thoughts on “String Art Heart

  1. This is so cute! I suspect that coming up with unusual and unique ideas can be difficult but you hit this one on the nail head! *wink wink*
    Thanks for linking up at OVER THE MOON Link Party.
    🙂 gwingal

  2. How great, such a wonderful idea and little different than usual heart project. Am going to make this for Mr. Furry. Your son does great job. Congrats on his blue ribbons.
    Isn’t it nice how ideas come back? Remember a ship Mr.Furry did with string art in 80’s and it was a complicated project.. Wish we still had it but we’ve moved several times since the 80’s.
    Been seeing few projects on blogland for string art so might as well join in. Good reason making something for valentines.
    We live on almost 1/2 acre in small town few miles west of Grand Junction, CO, we have 4 chickens. I love living out in rural area away from the racket and traffic. It’s so nice and quiet where we live. We live in small neighborhood of homes which all have 1/2 acre approx. When we look out our windows/doors we look at mountains and gorgeous views as we are on top of small hill. Just 2 miles south of us the CO river runs along side interstate 70. We have a single wide mfg. home which is 16×80. Was all we could afford when we moved here from KY. This is expensive place to live for people on SS.
    Have great week

    1. I’ve been through Grand Junction! I lived one summer at 9,500 ft near Apen in a ghost town. Just me, the wild things, and silence. I miss those days now that I have kids! LOL

  3. This is a great idea! Most V-Day projects don’t interest my 9 yo son because he’s a “man”, but he might just go for this one 🙂 Thanks for linking up at the Homestead Blog Hop!

  4. Hi Mindi! I am back to tell you that I have selected your string art work as one of my features for the next OVER THE MOON Link Party which goes live on Sunday 6pm Eastern. Please come take a look!
    🙂 gwingal

  5. This is so cute! What a good idea Mindie, and your son did an excellent job. I pinned it to my Valentine board! Thank you so much for sharing it on Party in Your PJ’s.

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