Valentine’s Day is less than a month away. What does that mean? It means January is half over and I can soon eat a few of those chalk textured conversation hearts that I love so much!!
Some may hate Valentine’s Day and see it as a made up holiday. While others see it as a way to celebrate a day of love.
My husband and I don’t celebrate the day with flowers, expensive chocolates, or an extravagent dinner, but we do cook dinner that day. Together.
Anyway, I haven’t decorated the house with reds and pinks just yet, but I have created a fun project that is really inexpensive and makes a cute gift for teachers, friends, and loved ones!
Here it is –
I’ve got major love for string art and this project was created with items I found in the garage (minus the string and nails).
I found the wood in a box of my husband’s scrap wood and I painted it pink with some leftover spray paint from a previous project. I wanted white nails and red string so I had to purchase that. The nails were under $3 from a local hardware store and I bought the red crochet thread (size 10) from a craft store on sale for $1.89.
The heart pattern (with nail placement guidelines) is available on my Etsy account
This is a simple and quick project. Aside from waiting for the spray paint to dry, the string art part takes about 20 minutes.
I have a couple tutorials on string art on my blog and on Youtube.
For a step by step tutorial on this heart, visit the string art heart post.
For a step by step vocal tutorial of an apple string art pattern, visit this YouTube link.