I’m obsessed with String Art! And it’s something that you might even have everything on-hand to make one for yourself on a whim. Today’s project is Heart String Art, but it will apply to How to Make String Art in any shape!
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We’re starting to pull things together for my daughter’s room decor, and she has a bright and fun vibe. Of course we needed to incorporate some string art – and so Heart String Art it is!
So fun and bright, and a simple shape so it’s not a complicated string art… I even have the secret to making string art easy.
String Craft Supplies
–board in desired size (I used scrap plywood, but anything will work!)
–shape template, TIP: use a simple shape for a simple string art
String Art Instructions
So let’s dive right in on How to make String Art – I marked the edge of my board so the nails would be evenly spaced. Mine are 1/2 in apart, but you can experiment and see what you like best.
When I’ve made string art in the past, I always struggle with hammering in the nails, which may seem silly, but it’s tricky to get them in straight, etc.
TIP: the secret to making string art simple is this: PRE-DRILL your nail holes. It makes all the difference! That way it’ll hold your nail steady while you hammer it in the rest of the way, and you know it’s straight.
After I drilled the holes, I nailed in the nails into each one.
Next up you’ll prep for the shape.
TIP: Choose a SIMPLE SHAPE. I printed my shape off, then drilled the holes right through the paper along the outline. Then when I was done drilling, I removed the paper and voila.
Nail those nails in as well.
Next up is the wrapping – I had about double the amount of nails on my outer edge than I did on my heart, so I figure I needed to wrap every outer nail twice for each heart nail, if that makes sense.
Wrapping Nails Tutorial VIDEO
I put together a quick wrapping video for ya:
You might have seen in the video, but I trimmed off the knots where I changed color yarn and wove them in a little so they’re not noticeable.
TIP: after tying off your string, use a drop of hot glue to secure the end where you tucked it in, so that it doesn’t pop out.
You could plan ahead on where your color changes will be – I just eyeballed mine as I went along.
String Art Tips and Tricks
- pre-drill nail holes
- use a simple shape
- add a dab of hot glue when tucking the ends under
That’s all there is to it!! I think it turned out super super cute – –
Perfect pairing with crocheted hearts on a garland, made from the same yarn. Here’s the post all about the Crochet Heart Garland.
String Art Craft Ideas
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