Father’s Day Wood Burned USA Road Trip Map

For Father’s Day, I created a wood burned USA road trip map for my husband. We have been on many road trips as a family. From short day trips, to days long driving with many overnight stops, we love to … Continue reading

Heart String Art

Chris Wallace for Walnut Hollow Have you ever tried String Art? Or, I guess I should call it Yarn Art. This was my first attempt! supplies I wasn’t quite sure how to go about doing this type of Art, so I spent a little time looking around the internet to see some ideas. After that, I gathered my supplies and was ready to go. dry brush I wanted to add some color to the Rustic Pallet piece (I used the Rustic Pallet 11 1/2″ x 11″), but didn’t want it to be a solid color. First, I dry-brushed the slats with DecoArt Americana Poodleskirt Pink. After the Pink was dry, I dry-brushed the slats with Light Buttermilk. nailscomplete I folded a piece of copy paper in half and traced ½ heart pattern, then cut it out with scissors and opened the paper for “whole” heart. I used a tape runner to add a little adhesive on the back of the heart and positioned it on the dried Rustic Pallet. Using gold linoleum nails and a hammer, I secured 53 nails all around the paper heart shape. Once all the nails are in place, remove the paper heart. tie knot stringing yarn Next it was time to add the string/yarn. I used Lion Brand Fun Fur Red Yarn and it was lots more fun to use rather than plain yarn. Begin by securing  the yarn with a knot on the bottom center.  Working from top left down to bottom right, I strung the yarn back and forth until I had gone around the edges of the entire heart. Things got a little thick in the very center, but it also gave me a place to tie a knot at the end and hide a small piece of yarn at the end inside. stringing yarn endfinished I was happy with the end results – and it was easy! I liked the way it turned out using the Fun Fur Yarn. Have you tried String or Yarn Art? If so, send us photos – we’d love to see your artwork.