Heart String Art

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by Angela Son, A.C. Moore Craftologist

Heart String Art

It’'s art, made from the heart! Show your love for creativity by combining a few crafty techniques and using paint, nails and embroidery floss to make this stunning piece of wall art. Once you have the basics of string art down, the possibilities are endless -- landmarks to commemorate vacations, monograms with your initials, flowers as a present, and whatever else you can think of!

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Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:an hour + dry time

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Paint wood plaque. Tip: Use 1/4 inch brush to paint the edges to following the lines of the wood. Paint the rest with snap 10 brush. Let dry completely.
  • 2
    Download and print out template. (Or draw desired design freehand.) Cut it out. Mark nail placement 3/8” apart all around the edge of heart. Place template onto the center of plaque and make the same marks onto the wood as you did earlier in this step. Hammer a nail into each mark.
  • 3
    The heart (or other design) can be wrapped with string in three sections. Take the first color of floss and start from your left hand side of the heart. Knot around a nail to secure, wrap string around nails at different angles until all nails are used. For the middle section of the heart, take the second color and wrap around nail to secure. Wrap string around nails. Tip: You can wrap the string to points that have already been used by another color this will make the colors blend together. Finish the heart with the third color.

    Need to see it? Check out the video near the top of this page.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:an hour + dry time

Project Supplies

  • •Walnut Hollow Country Round Thick Basswood Plaque
  • •DMC Six Strand Embroidery Floss in Three Different Colors
  • •Nicole™ Crafts Acrylic Paint (Choose a Color that Provides a Nice Contrast to the Floss)
  • •Princeton Snap Brush in White Taklon Filbert 10
  • •Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Synthetic Acrylic and Multi Media Brush in Angle Shader Size 1/4 inch
  • •Approximately 60 Flat Head Nails, Hammer, Scissors & Ruler
Download Project Template