My boyfriend and I had out two year anniversary this past week, and on the day he surprised me with this heart shaped string art he had made for me. I've seen these on pinterest before, and always thought they were so pretty and would be so fun to make, but I never did.. I was kind of amazed that my boyfriend had made one of these, because I've never even talked about them, but I always really wanted one. And I thought that since I think that they are so pretty, maybe some of you will too! They are actually quite easy to make once you get started, and they make the perfect Valentine's gift! Or just a gift for someone you care about in general. I actually made my very first youtube video on how to make this, so check it out at my youtube channel, SirisLife! And one more thing; sorry that the picture quality is a little off in this post. I had some issues with my camera and the lighting didn't really help. I hope you don't mind too much!
What you will need:
A piece of paper
A wooden board of any size you want
A pen or pencil
Paint in the color you want the board to be
Yarn or thread in the color you want your heart (or other shape) to be in
A bunch of small nails
You will also need some scissors
The first thing you do is to cover your entire board with the paint. You might have to paint it two or three times depending on how well the paint covers. Then let it dry for as long as it says on the package/container. Draw out your desired shape on a piece of paper while the board is drying.
Place the shape on top of your board and start hammering in the nails along the line you drew. Make sure that you don't hammer them in too far, but they have to be securely fastened. Also try to keep all the nails in approximately the same height. When you are done, remove the paper by just tearing it away.
Secure your thread by tying it around a nail for a couple of times, and then start twisting it around all of the nails in your shape. Then just start twisting it around different nails to fill in your shape and create a somewhat random pattern. Try to keep the thread as tight as possible so it will stay in place.
Continue until you are happy with how it looks. Then just tie the thread around one of the nails a couple of times and cut off any excess. And then you are done!
As I mentioned I also made a video to show how I did this. It is my very first video, so it would mean a lot to me if you would check it out, and maybe subscribe to my channel if you want to! :) If you want you can check it out here!
Let me know if you like this idea, and let me know how it goes if you try it out! What would you make if you was going to give someone a homemade gift for Valentine's Day (I have an edible one coming up next week)?