DIY Twine Heart Tutorial

DIY Twine Heart Tutorial

This is a really simple tutorial to make your own twine heart.  These twine hearts are a great rustic home decor, and I have several dotted around our house.  They would also be ideal as a wedding decoration, or make a great gift for a friend or loved one.

 

Twine Heart

 

What You Will Need

  • Heart shaped balloon
  • Garden Twine
  • Scissors
  • Fabric Stiffener
  • Old bowl

How to Make Your Twine Heart

  1. First blow up your balloon.  I bought these small heart balloons from amazon (link at the bottom of the post), as I wanted small twine hearts.  You can also use the large foil heart balloons that you can buy from greetings card shops if you want a larger decoration.
  2. Pour a small amount of fabric stiffener into the bowl.  I used this ‘Stiffy’ fabric stiffener which I also bought from amazon.  Keep the garden twine on the roll and put a small amount into the bowl soaking in the stiffener, leaving the free end accessible.  If you put too much in at a time you risk it tangling.Twine in Fabric Stiffener
  3. Tie the end of the twine to the knot of the balloon. Then start wrapping the twine around the balloon in a random fashion. As you pull the twine from the bowl, squeeze off the excess fabric stiffner and put more twine in to soak.  This sounds complicated but you can get a little rhythm going.  It is quite a messy job, so it’s not a bad idea to have a wipeable table cover and apron on. (unlike me!).
  4. When you have finished wrapping your twine around your balloon, secure the end to the balloon knot and hang to dry completely.  We left ours overnight, and used a peg to hang it off of a clothes airer.Twine Heart
  5. When dry simple use a pin to pop the balloon and remove it.  Tails of the knots can be trimmed.
  6. A simple loop of twine can be added so you can hang your twine heart, or you can push LED fairy lights into the heart for a different effect.

That’s it! A very simple heart craft for all abilities. What do you think? Is this something you would give a go?

Kerry x

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22 Comments

  1. February 13, 2017 / 8:57 am

    What a great idea you made it look easy! Thanks for sharing with #marvellousmondays I love crafts and this looks simple, inexpensive and something that will last a while. Love the idea of putting fairy lights in it.

    • Kerry
      Author
      February 13, 2017 / 9:04 am

      Thank you, it was really simple to do!

  2. February 13, 2017 / 9:16 am

    Simple and gorgeous! Love it with the fairy lights. I made twine baubles as a kid, didn’t occur to me to do different shapes! #KCACOLS

    • Kerry
      Author
      February 13, 2017 / 11:05 am

      Thank you! I’m going to try some other things too!

  3. February 13, 2017 / 11:12 am

    Wow this looks so cute! I’m going to try this! You could make lamp shades etc the same way too!

    #marvmondays

    • Kerry
      Author
      February 13, 2017 / 11:24 am

      I going to try making little lampshades for a string of fairy lights for my bedroom, will keep you posted on how that goes!

  4. February 13, 2017 / 2:44 pm

    This looks fab! I love how easy it looks to make and the effect with the lights in is fab! Something like this but with white twine would look great in my living room. Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday

    • Kerry
      Author
      February 13, 2017 / 4:34 pm

      Thank you. I am going to try and do some white twine smaller hearts for my kitchen, so watch this space!

  5. February 13, 2017 / 3:02 pm

    This looks so cool! When I first saw the finished product I thought there’s no way I can do something like that, but your instructions are great, and you’ve made me want to try it out! Something that the kids would love to try and do! Thanks for sharing! #KCACOLS

    • Kerry
      Author
      February 13, 2017 / 4:33 pm

      It is really easy, let me know how it goes if you give it a go!

  6. February 13, 2017 / 9:24 pm

    Oh wow! I think I’m going to try this out! Looks like fun to make (and for kids!). #MarvMondays

    • Kerry
      Author
      February 13, 2017 / 10:10 pm

      It was fun! I will definitely be making more. Thanks for stopping by x

  7. February 13, 2017 / 11:14 pm

    These turned out fab. What a great idea with the heart balloons too. #pinned #KCACOLS

    • Kerry
      Author
      February 14, 2017 / 3:40 pm

      Thank you so much x

  8. February 14, 2017 / 8:40 pm

    What a great idea, love this. I love making fun things myself. I will have to have a go at making one of these 🙂

    • Kerry
      Author
      February 15, 2017 / 8:28 am

      Great! Let me know how you get on!

  9. February 16, 2017 / 3:58 pm

    This looks great. I’m trying to be more creative so might give these a go! They look very effective especially with the lights in! #KCACOLS

    • Kerry
      Author
      February 16, 2017 / 5:51 pm

      Thank you. They are quite easy, so definitely give it a go! Thanks for stopping by x

  10. February 16, 2017 / 8:33 pm

    That’s so simple! I love it. I might have to give this a go myself! #kcacols

    • Kerry
      Author
      February 17, 2017 / 2:29 pm

      Let me know if you do!

  11. Nadine
    February 17, 2017 / 5:59 am

    This is awesome! Beautiful and easy! Gotta love that. Thanks for the quick tutorial and great pictures! #KCACOLS

    • Kerry
      Author
      February 17, 2017 / 2:31 pm

      Thank you, and let me know if you give it a go!

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