Inside: This sweet heart string art project makes a great project for tweens and teens who love to craft.
Searching for a fun craft for tweens or teens? While string art definitely harks back to the 60s or early 70s with a kind of retro vibe, this DIY heart string art (try saying that three times fast!) is super cute, and sure to be hit with your crafty tween or teen.
DIY Heart String Art
You will need:
- Wooden board
- Small nails
- Yarn or string
How to make Heart String Art:
1. Draw a heart pattern on the wooden board using the pencil. You can download a heart pattern from online and trace it onto the board if you prefer not to draw it freehand.
2. Following the heart shape, start to hammer the nails into the wooden board.
Make sure to keep an even gap between the nails. I used a gap of approximately one centimetre.
Be sure to include a nail at the very bottom point of the heart. Continue until the entire heart shape is covered with nails.
3. Select a yarn, wool or string and tie a secure knot around one nail. I suggest starting with the nail at the very bottom of the heart.
After securing the yarn, take the yarn to the nail on the opposite, top side of the board and wrap it around the nail once. Make sure that the wrapping is nice and tight.
Continue to hold the yarn taut and then draw the yarn to the next nail along at the top of the heart shape and again wrap the yarn around the nail.
Then take the yarn down to the bottom of the heart and wrap it around the next nail along from the centre (where you started).
Continue to alternate between opposite nails using this same process.
While wrapping the yarn you will notice the centre of the string art forming a spiral pattern. Push the spiral part slightly towards the downside as it starts to move upwards.
Continue to wrap the yarn until the entire heart pattern is filled.
4. Once the string art is complete, tie a knot around the final nail and cut off excess yarn.
If you would like to try more simple yarn crafts (perfect for tweens and teens), be sure to also check out this cool Weaving on a Twig Frame and these fun Pom Pom Bookmarks.
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