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Step by Step String Art Tutorial for Beginners

How to make easy string art for beginners - This simple step by step tutorial shows how to DIY string art with yarn, cords, or twine (embroidery thread doesn't look as nice). Includes patterns and can be made by kids or adults. Creative design ideas for a heart and a star. Includes simple ties and knots. Great fine motor activities!

A couple of weeks ago, I posted this picture of my string art on Instagram: I was more or less happy with the outcome, but the project had taken me literally half my life to complete. I asked for help, suggestions, tips, encouragement, anything my friends and followers had to offer. Between Facebook and Instagram, I got a lot of advice, some of which I will share with you below. In my Instagram post, I said that I didn’t think I had another string art project in me, but I already had all the materials, and Allie was asking me … Read more

Homemade Valentine’s Day – Gifts for the Home

Valentine wreath

Yesterday, I shared ideas for food gifts you could make and give for Valentine’s Day. Continuing with my theme of homemade gifts, I want to share valentine items you can make to decorate your own home or give as a gift to decorate someone else’s home. Gifts for the Home *The name of each project is linked to the tutorial. Heart garland – This is really simple to make (Have a heart-shaped paper punch and a spool of thread? You’ve got all the materials!) and allows you to recycle an old magazine. I think these would be nice strung across … Read more