I have a fun little last minute Valentine’s Day Decoration idea for you! It can also be used as everyday decor or in your kids room, because the message of it is universal! Simply print this FREE Heart String Art Template and you can turn it into some String Art Decor.
This Heart String Art Template prints out to fit an 8 x 10 inch photo frame, so you can easily cut it out and put it into a frame for easy display. There really is not wrong way to string your heart. I will share with you how I completed this one, but this is where you can experiment to come up with your own design if you want.
I created one that has the statement “love you more!” and also a heart with no words just in case someone wanted just a blank heart template to use for other creative ideas.
Heart String Art
Download the Heart String Art Template with text (here)
Download the Blank Heart String Template (here)
White (or Colored) Card Stock
String (or yarn)
- Download the Heart String Art Template with words here and the blank one here.
- Print it on your card stock.
- Poke through each dot with the needle before beginning.
- String about 20 inches of string though the eye of the needle leaving a small piece folded over near the top of the needle.
- Put the string and the needle up through the bottom of the heart so the end of the string is on the back of the paper.
- Tape off the end to hold the end of the string on the back of the card.
- Sew around the edge of the card following Illustration A below. You will go ahead two stitches and then back track one…hopefully that makes sense. This will allow your string to be a complete and connected line all around the heart.
- Continue sewing until the entire heart has been sewn around.
- Tie off loose and and tape it on the back of the card.
- Start a new string and come up through back of the card to the front. Starting at the bottom hole and sew through the middle of the dot at the bottom of the “v”.
- Continue sewing the heart using Illustration B for guidance. You will start by sewing up through 1 and down through 2. Up through 3 and down through 4 and so on.
- Finish off by taping the end of the string onto the back.
- Cut around the thin gray line so that it fits in your 8 x 10 photo frame.
The fun thing about this is that there are so many different ways you can change this up. Make it into a Valentine’s Day Card for someone special! Or just print it out for the kids to practice their fine motor skills while also doing some Valentine’s Day Crafting!
This kept my youngest daughter entertained for a couple of hours the other night! She made some to hand out to her teacher and her soccer coach!
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