I love making projects from stuff I have around the house! The base of the string art is a leftover flooring sample that I got for free from Home Depot. I got the tiny gold nails from my grandma (thanks, grandma!). And the embroidery floss was something I found in my sewing supplies. This project took longer than expected to complete, but it was still fun and just in time for Valentine’s Day!
Plenty of extra small nails
1 large nail
A flooring sample
Heart template (optional)
Double sided tape (optional)
You can find flooring samples at hardware stores or online. When you choose one, look for one with clean edges like the one on the left. I got this one from the flooring aisle at my local Home Depot.
You can draw your own heart or find a template. If you want to use a heart template, it is easy to find one online.
After you size your heart against the flooring sample, cut it out.
Attach it with double sided tape.
Use the larger nail to make a hole for the small nails.
Hammer in the large nail and then remove.
Place the small nail in the hole and tap into place with your hammer.
Remove paper template after you have added several nails evenly around the heart.
You can use whatever color embroidery floss you like. I went with a vibrant blue color.
Start by tying a knot with the floss around one of the nails.
Loop embroidery floss around nails in an appealing pattern.
Then go around the outside of the heart with the floss.
Cut the thread and tie it off.
Finish up your handheld string art project by neatly trimming your threads.