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A string art heart is an ingenious way to wrap a gift of money in an original way and to set the scene. You can create a work of art with just a few inexpensive materials and a few tricks.
Homemade gifts are not only a nice way to show appreciation for weddings, anniversaries, milestone birthdays and Mother’s Day. Especially when giving money, the question quickly arises: “How do I wrap my gift of money in an original way? The good thing is that you don’t need to be an artist to make a money gift a real eye-catcher, and even inexperienced hobbyists can create a beautiful string art heart with these instructions.
I made the nail string art heart as a gift for a wedding, so that a manageable sum could be cleverly displayed in it. I decorated the DIY string art for the wedding with leaves, flowers and butterflies so that it is a beautiful decorative element for the home when the shams are taken out.
You can customise a string art gift to suit the recipient(s) by choosing the colour of the yarn, the wooden board and the decorative elements. And of course especially by the choice of the motif! Instead of a heart, simple motifs, initials or letters, symbols such as the infinity sign or short words are also possible. I engraved a personal dedication on the back of the tree slice with the branding iron as a memento.
Looking for more ideas for creative gifts of money and crafting ideas? Abenteuer Freundschaft offers lots of great ideas – for example for a hot air balloon gift, a homemade heart piñata and how to make your money gift as a wedding game.
Place the template in the middle of the tree slice and hammer nails evenly into the wood at 1 cm intervals all around. Make sure that the nails are straight and stick out at the same height. This can also be corrected with pliers at the end.
Then you can stretch the thread criss-cross over the entire heart until you are happy with the pattern.
Wrap the thread around a nail and knot it.
Roll up the banknotes and fix the rolls with a small piece of invisible tape. Push them through between the nails of the string art heart – the rolls must be so thick that they do not move when you shake them slightly. You can easily adjust them with the tape.
Real flowers look just as beautiful.
My DIY string art heart was the packaging for a wedding gift. I burnt a dedication onto the back of the tree slice with the branding iron as a reminder.
If the fade picture heart is a love gift, it will look great if you stick on your initials as wooden letters before you wrap the thread. Do you have a symbol or do you call each other pet names? Then you’ve probably already got some great ideas for decorating the DIY string art heart :-). Instead of money, you can just as easily put a declaration of love or a rolled-up voucher behind the heart.
You’re looking for more unique ideas to bring joy? Whether you want to bring joy to yourself or to your favourite person – we at Abenteuer Freundschaft find that simply doing, trying and experiencing great gifts together makes you happy! That’s why we’ve started collecting our crazy, creative and loved ideas and experiences on our ideas portal. You’ll find new ideas every week for activities with your partner, friends and family on occasions and for every day of the year. Have fun browsing through our treasure chest of ideas!
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