Do you remember a few years ago when string art was huge and everyone had signs of different words and shapes? I made a few of those crafts back in the day and for some reason, I got the urge to make a string art heart for a Valentine’s Day decoration.
A Foam Square
The foam square I had was actually a picture block that I found at a secondhand store. I took a picture of the back because I’m not sure who was in the picture… and I didn’t want to spread their faces around. Anyway, I tried to paint over the picture with acrylic paint but it wasn’t thick enough, so I got out some metallic spray paint and sprayed over their faces and on the sides of the foam block. It covered everything fully with one coat, so I let it dry.
While that was drying, I cut out a heart from a piece of paper. I made it only slightly smaller than my foam square so it’s a fairly large heart. I centered it on my foam and carefully surrounded it by my floral pins. They are about a half an inch spacing and pushed down about halfway through the foam (I didn’t want to be stuck from the back).
I tied the string to the bottom pin and wrapped it around each pin all the way around the heart to make an outline. There wasn’t much rhyme or reason to how I wrapped the rest of the string around, I just went back and forth in a way that looked pleasing to me when it crossed the heart. Projects like this are great because no one does them the same! I love the colors I used too because they don’t scream Valentine’s Day, they just make a beautiful heart on a silver background. 😊 As always, if you take any fun pictures or videos, tag me on Instagram @SmileMakePeopleWonder and use the hashtag #DandelionSmiles. Don’t forget to subscribe so you don’t miss out on the next exciting idea.