For a long while now, I’ve been enamoured with the idea of making spring art. Not only has it been trending for a while now, but I also just think it’s a stunning decorative effect. I also like how customizable it is, since you can choose your own thread colour and nailed-down shape. To start off, however, I opted to do a smaller version of many of the projects I’ve seen, just to make the project more like a manageable tester until I’ve done it a few times and really nailed down (pun intended) my technique. That’s how I came up with the idea of making a miniature heart shaped string art piece and keeping track of my whole process! This way, other people who want to try a smaller version out first before they tackle the classic full sized project can give our simple idea a try as well.
Here’s how I made it happen! You’ll also find a whole video tutorial of the full process at the end of this post too, just in case you’re more of a visual learner.
For this project, you’ll need:
- Finishing nails
- Wood plaque
Gather your materials! I used metallic embroidery thread, but you might also use thing or lightweight yarn or string if you want a slightly heavier look, or even sewing thread if you’d rather something even more delicate looking than what I’ve made.
Take your sheet of paper and fold it in half vertically. Draw half a heart along your folded side. This simple technique makes it so that the two halves of your heart are complete symmetrical when you cut it out. When we draw hearts free hand, doing the two halves separately, we find they’re often a little lopsided with one a little bigger or differently shaped than the other. Drawing one half along the fold helps avoid that!