Thursday, January 27, 2011

Valentine Canvas

I found this adorable project from Jenn at Clean & Scentsible and I knew that I had to make one of my own. It just amazes me how quickly our little ones grow. This is a great project to remind me of the little hands that hold my heart today and always!!

Here is what you need to make one of your own:
•a canvas
•paint and foam brush
•painter's tape
•Fabric or scrapbook paper {I used fabric)
•vinyl letters. I used black vinyl and cut them out on the Cricut. If you don't have access to a Cricut or Silhouette you can always use stencils and paint.
• 2 different colored ribbons
•any other embellishments you would like.

Now Let's Get Started:

•Paint your canvas starting with the lighter color. Once it is dry, mark off a border on the front of the canvas with painter's tape. Paint the sides of the canvas and the border with a darker paint.

•Stamp your kids' hand prints in the top right corner. I painted the paint right onto their hands so I could be sure there was even coverage. (As best you can)

•Using the Cricut, cut out the letters.

•Cut out a heart from fabric.

•Position the heart on the canvas. Apply Modge Podge over the top of the fabric making sure to get out all bums or bubbles.

•Using a hot glue gun, add a strip of ribbon along the bottom of the canvas. Then add your second ribbon on top of the first using the same method.

And there you go a wonderful reminder of those that hold your heart!

I am linking up today with many great parties, check them out I'm sure you will love them all!

A Glimpse Inside



Allison said...

Cute! I've seen this saying popping up all over. Great job! Thanks for linking up!

Brandy said...

I haven't seen that saying before, and I love it! It is so true and turned out darling!


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