This was fun to make! I got a little power tool action in and I got to use my neon cord again. This little project is a continuation of my cross stitch heart theme (remember the framed piece and then vinyl wall version). I love this mix of wood and neon pink, it's such a playful combination.
If you pre-drilled all the holes for this project, kids would sure have fun making this giant cross stitch.
a wood slab with bark attached (I got mine at Michaels)
neon cord (like this)
2 feet of leather cord
drill and bit (I used a 5/32")
heart cross stitch template (download it HERE)
Starting at the top of the heart begin cross stitching the first row. Stitch diagonally the length of the row and the cross over that diagonal and come be the length again. Then repeat each row until the entire heart it stitched.
Drill two holes at the top of the wood slab. Thread the leather cord through to the front and tie it off.
I really think you'll enjoy making this. I know Valentine's day is just around the corner, but I think this will hang in my girl's room all year long.