This DIY was inspired by my niece, Amanda. She made me the most beautiful sign for Christmas of a bee and our logo! It seriously was the best gift. I wanted to try string art after seeing it. This DIY rustic string art heart came together so easily.
Supplies you will need FOR diy rustic heart
Board- I used a board I got off clearance at Big Lots
Nails- Lowes 5/8 – that was because my board wasn’t very thick , use what works best for you
Heart template- I simply used a Dollar Tree and cut it out of tissue paper
Battery Operated Lights – Walmart or Dollar Tree
Steps to make this DIY Rustic String Art Heart
Start by prepping your board. Now, mine had a design on there so I painted it with 2 coats of Waverly Plaster Chalk paint. If your board is ready to use you do not have to do this step.
Once the board is prepped you will need to drill a hole in the center for the lights. Drill your hole large enough to pull the lights through.
I then moved on to the heart. I cut mine out of tissue paper because my heart was larger than a standard size paper. The beauty of this DIY is that you can make it any size that fits your board.
Once the heart was cut out, I placed it on the board and taped it down. After that, you can move on to putting in the nails. Use the heart as a guide and hammer in the nails around the entire heart. There’s no measurements here, I just eye balled them and just kept pounding away. Do not pound the nails in fully, you are leaving enough of the nail showing so you can wrap the twine around it. Before we start wrapping the twine make sure to pull the lights through the hole, scatter the lights and tape them down to the board. You can see how I made this Rustic String Art heart here.
Now the fun part of making this DIY rustic string art heart
To start you will need to tie a knot with the twine around one of the nails. It doesn’t matter where you start. Wrap the twine around the nails as you move down the heart. I did this to outline it, once I did that I just started going in all directions.
This was honestly the fun part! Every heart will come out different and unique. Now to even make it more unique, add any embellishments you have on hand. I simply added a pretty burlap heart I got from AMAZON STORE then added the word LOVE using Essential Stencil.
Final step was to add the battery pack to the back of the board. An amazing viewer watching my LIVE suggested making a pocket and that’s exactly what I did.
This DIY Rustic Heart can be used in your everyday home decor! Let me know what you think! Also don’t forget to PIN this DIY Rustic String Art Heart for later or share with a friend!