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DIY String Art Valentine’s Heart Craft

DIY String Art Valentine’s Heart Craft

My kids love Valentine’s Day crafts and decorations, and I admit I haven’t been the best in the past to do much, but this year, since they are all older and able to do more, we have been having a lot fun. A couple nights ago we made this fun DIY String Art Valentine’s Heart craft. I did one to test it out and my kids fell in love so tomorrow we are going to do a fun string art activity and they can each make their own. It was actually really easy and fun, even for me, and I can’t wait to do more designs for things. This is a very basic idea, but I love how it turned out with the LOVE and design rub-on’s and the black nails with the red string. I also have pink string that I thought would look great with either white or black nails. I picked up a package of the 1″ panel nails (about $2.50) in black and one in white. The board we used was a long board that we cut into 4″ x 5″ blocks. I sanded all the edges and you can choose to paint it-  but I loved the natural wood look. I used a pencil and made little dots (like connect the dots) to form the heart, and these were also where I nailed in the nails.

DIY String Art Valentine's Heart Craft

To make the String Art Valentine’s, I picked up a package of the 1″ panel board nails (about $2.50) in black and one in white at Lowe’s. The board we used was a long board that we cut into 4″ x 5″ blocks. I sanded all the edges and you can choose to paint it-  but I loved the natural wood look. I used a pencil and made little dots (like connect the dots) to form the heart, and these were also where I nailed in the nails. The string is crochet string at Walmart (about $2.98 a roll). So overall you could make several of these hearts or whatever design you want and probably only spend about $12 total. These also make great Teacher Gifts for Valentine’s Day! Once you have your nails hammered in, take one end of the string and tie it in a square knot on one of the nails. Then you will crisscross them back and forth until the desired pattern is achieved. I did mine very sporadic, but you can make it look very organized. You could even put a nail in the middle and go back and forth from the middle to the edges. We are also going to try bordering the edges with nails (like a frame) and then going from the heart to the edges and covering the “outside” of the heart and leaving the inside blank.

DIY String Art Valentine's Heart Craft

DIY String Art Valentine's Heart Craft

DIY String Art Valentine's Heart Craft

DIY String Art Valentine's Heart Craft

DIY String Art Valentine's Heart Craft

I would love to see your ideas and what you come up with. This was a fun String Art Valentine’s Craft for me to do with my kids, but it could be fun for all kinds of things. I have seen many string art designs like owls and other birds, shapes, states, flowers and more.

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What is your favorite thing about Valentine’s Day?

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Cheryl W.

Thursday 28th of July 2016

I have yet to try string art. Some look down right complicated, but I could do this one. I might give it ago.

LauraFunk

Wednesday 10th of February 2016

This is very cute and simple. I bet my kids would love to help make something like this too. I like the rub on Love part too

Alecia

Wednesday 10th of February 2016

I love string art, something about appeals to my chaos loving mind haha. The heat is very sweet and looks like something I could squeeze in

Kimberly

Tuesday 9th of February 2016

I love string art! I've been wanting to create one using the state of Virginia outline. I think it'd look cool on a shabby/worn piece of wood. Yours is bright and festive!

Jennifer B

Tuesday 9th of February 2016

I love the way this turned out! It is so cute and what a fun Valentine craft idea!

Coralie

Tuesday 9th of February 2016

Thank you :) It was a lot of fun.

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