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Make this: String Art Heart

June 18, 2013


Several months ago, I made one of my girlfriends this string art heart for her new baby’s nursery. I loved it so much that I made another to keep for myself. It’s beyond easy to make and the stringing part is really therapeutic, you just wrap every which way until you like what you see. Want to make one for yourself?


1. Start with a wood block that’s about 5″x8″ (I cut my own, but Michaels’s has great wood pieces to choose from).

2. Draw or print a heart on a sheet of paper and tape it down on the wood block.

3. Nail down small tack nails about 1/4″ apart, around the perimeter of the heart.


4. Once all of the nails are down, tear away the paper.



5. Tie a small knot on one nail and start stringing by looping around each nail.


6. Finish stringing across the heart in every direction, the more varied the better. Tie off your loose end once your finished.


Add hanging hardware to the back if you’d like and voila!


22 Comments leave one →
  1. June 18, 2013 12:05 am

    Simple and beautiful!

  2. June 18, 2013 12:12 am

    Nice gift! given with love! :D

  3. June 18, 2013 1:51 am

    very cute! :)

  4. June 18, 2013 2:30 am

    That’s a really lovely idea, thanks for sharing :)

  5. June 18, 2013 2:59 am

    sweet and simple, lovely gift

  6. June 18, 2013 3:59 am

    Simple and serene:)

  7. June 18, 2013 6:49 am

    I love this! Want to make one for my friend getting married soon now! Thanks for sharing.

  8. June 18, 2013 7:26 am

    I love this. You chose the perfect block and using white thread really made this a tasteful piece. (can not imagine a red heart!)

  9. June 18, 2013 7:48 am

    I’ve been wanting to try string art! You make it look so easy.

  10. June 18, 2013 8:55 am

    This is a classy and simple idea :)

  11. June 18, 2013 3:57 pm


  12. June 18, 2013 7:09 pm

    I always forget sometimes the simple ideas are the most beautiful. Great idea!

  13. June 19, 2013 4:16 pm

    What a lovely idea. I will definitely be trying this – it’s so effective!

  14. June 26, 2013 2:56 pm

    Reblogged this on cre8tivejane.

  15. September 10, 2013 4:23 am

    Reblogged this on graybackpack.

  16. April 2, 2014 1:37 pm

    where do you find a wood block?

    • love and cupcakes permalink*
      April 10, 2014 9:34 am

      Hi there!! My hubs cut this down for me but you can easily find wood plaques at Michael’s or any craft store. Maybe even at Home Depot or lowes too!!

  17. August 18, 2014 8:48 am

    What type of nails did you use?

    • love and cupcakes permalink*
      August 18, 2014 2:10 pm

      I’m not quite sure if they have a specific name, but they’re thin, short? With a small head. I bought them in the bulk nail bins at Home Depot. They weren’t special in any way, all nails can work.

  18. August 18, 2014 8:49 am

    What type of nails did you use and how long were they?


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