This string art craft is a simple and lovely one. I love having different textures on display. I wanted to celebrate Valentine’s Day – but with subtlety. And my mantel was looking for some love.
But I also have a confession to make: on the road to my finished heart string art project, I suffered a craft fail. Don’t worry, I’ll tell you all about it.
- 7″ x 9″ Wood Plaque
- Americana Decor Chalky Paint (I used Everlasting White)
- Sponge Paint Brush
- Finishing Nails (I used 3/4″)
- White Paper
- Cord (I used Elastic Gold Cord)
I started by painting the wooden plaque with three coats of Chalky Finish paint. I love the way this paint covers – it’s good stuff.
Now here is where I had a little fail.
I intended on using this gorgeous metallic yarn. Look at it. It’s glimmery and beautiful. It would make my heart look splendiferous, wouldn’t it?
… didn’t sit right with me.
I shut one eye, and then the other.
And then I took it apart.
That is always a sad moment, the unraveling of something.
But then I broke out this metallic elastic cording. No harm in trying, right?
Or if you want to – you can. There are plenty of beautiful metallic pinks and reds to choose from!