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!
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.
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.
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!
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!