Project Overview

This heart artwork made from string is a lovely craft gift for Mum on Mother’s Day. You’d be surprised how easy it is to make it look great.

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Step by Step Instructions

1 Sand the ply panel edges
2 Stain the board
3 Draw a heart
4 Add the nails
5 Criss-cross the string
6 Run string around the outline
7 Tie the string off
  • Step 1. Sand the ply panel edges

    Give the edges of the ply panel a sand to smooth them out.

  • Step 2. Stain the board

    With your newspaper underneath to protect where you’re working, use the paintbrush to give the ply panel a wood stain.

  • Step 3. Draw a heart

    After the stain has dried, use a pencil to draw a big heart in the middle of the project panel.

  • Step 4. Add the nails

    Carefully hammer in nails along the line you’ve drawn. Try and make them about 2-3cm apart.

  • Step 5. Criss-cross the string

    Tie the stringline to one of the nails and start criss-crossing it across the panel. 

  • Step 6. Run string around the outline

    Tie the string on a nail and run it around the outline of the heart.

  • Step 7. Tie the string off

    Make a knot on a nail when you’re finished to tie the string off. 

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