I love making homemade gifts and decor, but sometimes it’s hard to find something to make that can be fun and work with multiple personalities. Of all the crafty things I’ve tried, I have had yet to try string art. Well, I decided that now was the time to try it. I feel it is pretty forgiving and you can customize it to match any color or style. Follow along to learn how to make your own string art DIY.
First, paint your wood canvas your choice color. After it dries, tape the heart design onto the canvas. Now draw dots on your heart about 1/4- 1/2 inch apart. This will give you a rough idea where to nail your nails. After you got your dots placed, nail in the nails into the wood. Because of the thinness of the canvas wood, this is much easier to nail than a regular piece of wood. The nails will go through your wood, but because it is protected by wood on the sides, the wood will not touch the wall.
Once your nails are in place. Remove the paper before you add the string. Pick out your colors and see below how to string it on. Start by tying the string onto the center nail at the top of the heart. Start looping your nails as illustrated. Do this twice over the whole heart. Repeat for the rest of the hearts. Another option you can do is just randomly string the string all over the heart.
And there you have it! Such a fun craft project and an easy DIY gift.
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Havalah is a creative blogger over at Sisters, What! and is DIYer who loves to try anything creative. But especially loves to sew, craft and paint. She seems to have millions of projects going on at one time, but enjoys every minute of it.