Thursday, January 17, 2013

Valentine canvas tutorial, scrap buster...

Hello. Today I am going to show you a simple Valentine canvas tutorial. This project takes about 1 and a  half hours (with 3 littles), uses up fabric scraps, and costs around $5. Easy, cheap, adorable!


I will start by saying this would be really easy with paper and a punch, but I didn't have either. Plus I really like my fabric scrap selection.

  
All you need is a 16 x 20 canvas. I got mine from Walmart, 2 pack for $10. You could probably do better at Hobby Lobby with a coupon.  You will need scraps, craft paint, mod podge and a brush.

I didn't include a template, but my heart is around 3" high, and 3" wide. I just piled a bunch of scraps together and cut around my template. I probably did to many scraps, because I had to clean the edges up a bit. But I didn't care if the hearts were not all the exact same size. They appear to be, that's all that mattered to me. 
First paint your canvas. I did more of a wash. Equal parts water and paint. I spread it around with a rag.  After it is dry, lay your hearts in place.

One row at a time, lift the hearts, spread mod podge, place hearts back and "glue" them down. Push tight if you didn't iron first (like me) Then once they are in place and look nice, spread mod podge on top.  

 Do this to all the rows. Push out any air bubbles (easy do do with fabric) Make sure your edges don't lift either. 

Let it dry and hang or prop wherever you like! 

 Finished and cute! Hope you like!
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17 comments:

Gill said...

I love it!
Thank you!

Teresa in Music City said...

It's adorable - I've gotta try it! Thanks for sharing :*)

Raddness said...

This would be a great craft to do with kids. You do the cutting and let them do everything else! thanks for the idea! I think I will do one for myself and let the kids do their own.

Cynthia said...

Cute cute cute!

claudia said...

Very cute! Thanks for the idea and tutorial.

SewSara said...

super cute, meg!!
love it!
man i need to get out valentine decor!!

Kirsty said...

That is very cute!!

Five Crafty Sisters said...

Love it!!
-Allison

Elaine said...

That was easy! I love Modge Podge and I have a canvas. Valentine mushiness coming right up! Simple and great idea. Thanks.

jojo said...

C EST SUPERBE MERCI BIZ

Carla said...

What a darling idea....love it! Thanks for sharing.

QuiltNut Creations said...

Super cute! I must make one too.

Scrapatches said...

sweet!

Julia said...

I love this idea. And so easy! Thanks for showing us.
Julia

Julia said...

I love this idea. And so easy! Thanks for showing us.
Julia

Conni said...

that is so awesome!! love it

trish said...

This is really sweet and simple!! :o)