DIY: String Heart

DIY string heart art

We got so many compliments on this giant string heart from The Cream – and the best part – it’s pretty easy to make one of these yourself! Such a rad piece for your reception decor that you can keep for your home also. :)

Materials Needed:
• piece of wood – the bigger the more dramtic!
• string – we used the pink neon thin rope you can find at Home Depot, but you could use any yarn or string
• box of nails (if want a nail with a decent head so the string won’t pop off)
• spray paint to paint the wood
• white paper to draw the heart on

Step 1: Spray paint the wood the background color you picked. We used dark gray, so the pink would really pop
Step 2: Once the paint is dry, tape the wood with the white paper and draw the heart shape on the paper
Step 3: Time to get the hammer out! Nail around the entire outline of the heart – we spaced our nails about an inch apart.

DIY string heart art

Step 4: Once all your nails are in. Remove the white paper and throw it away.

Step 5: Now the fun part. Get your string and tie a knot around the head of one of the nails. Keep stringing the string around nails. There isn’t a right or wrong way – just keep going until you like the pattern you created. I also then outlined the entire heart to make the outline pop a bit more also.

DIY string heart art

DIY string heart art

DIY string heart art

DIY giant string heart

Total cost for this project – $35 (the most expensive part is the wood!) and it can be done in a few hours. There are so many different ways you can customize this DIY for your own wedding day, right? So fun.

Thanks again to Katherine Elizabeth Photography for the photos!

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  1. I just found this and I am going to try and pare it down for a young women’s ministry activity. Each young lady getting her own mini board with maybe pushpins to represent nothing separating them from God’s love because there is no beginning and ending with that string. Do you have some suggestions? Should I get a large piece of wood cut into mouse pad size squares? I’ll need about 20. I was going to pre cut the hearts and provide about 30 minutes for the activity. As you can tell I’m not a confident DIYer but I’m willing to try. Thanks for the responses and great activity.

  2. Un cuore elegante e raffinato. Mi hai colpito con la tua idea. Very Good!

  3. Wondering if anyone has tried doing letters like this. Any response/advice would be great!!


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