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DIY Twine Heart Craft

This DIY twine heart craft tutorial will show you how to make a rustic heart decoration that is perfect for farmhouse style decor. You can use this sweet twine craft for Valentine’s Day decorations, Christmas ornaments, weddings, bridal showers or as a neutral multiseason decor.

A DIY twine heart craft is a lovely decoration for Valentine's Day, spring, weddings or even Christmas. The rustic farmhouse decor is shown with lace and floral embellishments on wood.

DIY Twine Heart Craft

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I get the blues after Christmas is over. 

Not only do I love pretty much everything about the season, but let’s be honest. Christmas crafts are the best.

To beat my post holiday slump, I like to turn my craftiness to other projects that have the rustic feel I love so much at Christmas, like this sweet DIY twine heart craft.

It’s adorable and you could totally use it as a Christmas decoration, Christmas ornament or put it out for Valentine’s Day, spring or really any other time of the year.

And it’s so easy to make and one of those projects that is just super relaxing because there’s not measuring, no being exact.

It’s organized chaos made beautiful.

DIY Twine heart on wood

It’s cute as is with no embellishment if you want rustic minimalism.

Materials

Craft supplies on a wood table

Craft supplies for these DIY String Hearts: Floral Stem Wire; Twine; Embellishments like Ribbons, Lace and Florals; Scissors; Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks

To make this cute farmhouse heart craft, you’ll need:

  • Floral wire stems– I’ve also made this with pipe cleaners and jewelry wire but I like the wrapped floral wire stems the best. The material on the outside of the wire grips the twine well.
  • Twine– Basic jute twine will give you the rustic look. You could also use fancier varieties like this white twine. No twine? You can use yarn if you prefer. Whatever you use, make sure you have a lot. One heart uses more than half a roll of twine.
  • Embellishments– Totally optional but I like to dress up these hearts with craft florals and ribbons. 

You will also want to have these handy crafting supplies available:

  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks– You will need these to attach the embellishment and they will also come in handy if there are any spots on your heart where the twine slides out of place.
  • Scissors– To cut the twine off and to cut any embellishments.

How to Make

Three Different DIY Twine Hearts on Wood. Change up the embellishment to suit different occasions and make rustic farmhouse decor for weddings, Valentine's Day, spring or even Christmas.

DIY Twine Heart Craft

  1. Shape the wire stem into a heart.
    Shape the floral wire stem into a heart shape. Floral wire stem shaped like a heart on wood.

    Shape the floral wire stem into a heart shape

    Sculpt the wire into a simple heart outline, twisting the wire together to hold it together at either the point at the bottom of the heart or at the v at the top of the heart.

  2. Tie the string to the heart wire form.
    A floral wire heart shaped frame with twine tied to the v of the heart

    Attach the twine

    Just knot the string onto the heart. It works best to tie the knot at the point or the v. Don’t worry about the tail of the knot. You’ll cover it as you wrap the heart.

  3. Wrap the wire heart.
    A female hand holding a floral wire heart frame being wrapped in twine.

    Wrap the heart in twine.

    Go back and forth around the heart, criss crossing the strings until the heart is covered. There’s no real method or pattern, just keep going back and forth, until you have a solid heart. When you feel like your heart looks pretty covered, cut the twine, leaving enough room to tuck the tail into the twine heart. You can secure it with a bit of hot glue if desired but weaving it into the heart works too.

    A hand holding a DIY twine heart craft done being wrapped in twine but not yet embellished.

    You could leave it like this…

  4. Embellish as desired.
    A twine heart on wood.

    Decorate however you like.

    Decorate your heart with ribbon, lace, florals or whatever else you want, using hot glue to attach the decorations. This is totally optional.

  5. Make a loop for the heart to hang from.
    A twine heart hanging from a Christmas tree.

    Make a loop so you can hang it from a tree or a shelf!

    This is optional as these hearts could be shelf sitters, but I like to just tie a little twine through onto the top of the back of the heart so I can hang them on my wall or use to decorate a Valentine’s Day tree.

     

Embellishment Ideas

A twine heart decorated for Christmas with a jingle bell and buffalo plaid bow on a Christmas tree.

Change the embellishment to change the use of your heart! This one is all ready for Christmas.

These are shown with florals and 1/8″ ribbon. You could also use:

Tips and Tricks

Embellished twine heart hanging against a brick wall.

DIY Twine Heart Craft

  • Don’t try to cut the twine before you have wrapped the heart. Keep it on the roll until you have finished wrapping.
  • If in the beginning, the twine doesn’t grip onto the wire frame heart, just use a bit of hot glue to adhere the string where you want it to sit. 
  • Be careful using the hot glue with twine. It’s super easy to burn your fingers. I recommend using your scissors, a pair of pliers or even a butter knife to gently push the string into the hot glue.
  • If you feel like the heart is getting misshapen at all during the process, you can use your hands to mold it back into your preferred shape.
  • Don’t pull too tight. There’s a little bit of a trick for getting the right amount of tension in the twine. You want it fitted but not tight and not too loose.

Uses Hang these twine hearts from a shelf for some pretty rustic decor.

These twine hearts are a pretty Valentine’s Day decoration. 

I like to hang them from my Valentine’s Day tree, and if you change the ribbon and embellishments, you could definitely make Christmas twine heart ornaments. I’ve done that with red and green buffalo plaid ribbon and jingle bell embellishments.

They also are a festive way to dress up shelves and walls.

Other DIY Decorations You Might Like

This DIY twine heart craft is a beautiful farmhouse decoration I love to make. The result is lovely and the process is so relaxing. Make it for your next project!

Looking for another DIY decoration? Try these:

And if you are looking for a food heart craft to try, make sure to check out my homemade chocolate hearts or my easy candy cane hearts!

Did you make this DIY TWINE HEART CRAFT or any other project or recipe on my site? Leave me a comment below and let me know how you liked. And make sure you follow along with me on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram to see everything we’re making!

A twine heart on wood.

DIY Twine Heart Craft

Yield: 1 Heart
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Estimated Cost: under 10 dollars

This DIY twine heart craft tutorial will show you how to make a rustic heart decoration that is perfect for farmhouse style decor. You can use this sweet twine craft for Valentine's Day decorations, Christmas ornaments, weddings, bridal showers or as a neutral multiseason decor.

Materials

  • Wrapped floral wire stems
  • Twine
  • Embellishments- ribbon, florals, bells, buttons, anything you can think of really

Tools

  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks

Instructions

  1. Shape the wire stem into a heart. Sculpt the wire into a simple heart outline, twisting the wire together to hold it together at either the point at the bottom of the heart or at the v at the top of the heart.
  2. Tie the string to the heart wire form. Just knot the string onto the heart. It works best to tie the knot at the point or the v. Don't worry about the tail of the knot. You'll cover it as you wrap the heart.
  3. Wrap the wire heart. Go back and forth around the heart, criss crossing the strings until the heart is covered. There's no real method or pattern, just keep going back and forth, until you have a solid heart. When you feel like your heart looks pretty covered, cut the twine, leaving enough room to tuck the tail into the twine heart. You can secure it with a bit of hot glue if desired but weaving it into the heart works too.
  4. Embellish as desired. Decorate your heart with ribbon, lace, florals or whatever else you want, using hot glue to attach the decorations.
  5. Make a loop for the heart to hang from. This is optional as these hearts could be shelf sitters, but I like to just tie a little twine through onto the top of the back of the heart so I can hang them on my wall or use to decorate a Valentine's Day tree.

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