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.
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.
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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