Conversation Heart Glitter Canvas for Valentine's Day

I loved all of the glitter canvases that were floating around at Christmas time, but I didn’t get a chance to make one.  So, I carried the idea over to Valentine’s Day… you know I love me a project with glitter!
To start, I created a template with my Silhouette. I created four 6×8 boxes (my canvas was 12×16 and I wanted it divided into four sections), and placed a heart in each of them.  Then, I typed candy conversation heart sayings into each one.
When I create stencils for projects like this, I don’t like to use my good vinyl, because it is just getting tossed out.  I often use the contact paper vinyl that you can buy at WalMart and even the Dollar Store.
{Excuse the poor lighting in the process pictures, I did this at night, while the girls slept!}
Once the stencil was cut, I applied it to my canvas so that it created a different “mask” in each section.  The top right and bottom left had a heart stencil, and the top left and bottom right had the heart outline and text stencils on it.
I brushed on regular old white glue, all over the canvas spots that were exposed.  (Tip: Make sure you get the edges – I missed a few tiny spots. Put masking tape or painter’s tape around the edge of the canvas if you are worried about the sides.)  Then, I sprinkled on lots of red glitter.  Use a lot to make sure you cover every little spot.   Once the glue is covered in glitter, shake off the excess.  Then, carefully peel off the stencil.  It is best not to let the glue dry, because it will form a filmy layer across the edges of the vinyl and peel off as you pull the vinyl off.  To get the letters off, I had to use my Silhouette vinyl hook.
After, you may need to do some touchups – glitter doesn’t get its rep for nothing!  To remove glitter from spots that are supposed to be white, use a small piece of masking tape and dab at the extra glitter, pulling it off.  To add glitter to any spots (like I had to do in the spot next o in the photo above), use a small piece of tape to mark off the canvas part and add a dab of glue and some glitter, repeating the process.

Honestly, the project is pretty quick and easy, but it is highly likely that you will get glitter everywhere!

About Sarah

Sarah Desjardins is a mother of two girls, a wife, an elementary school teacher, and a self proclaimed glitter addict. Becoming Martha is a place for anyone who wants to make their domestic life more beautiful and creative. Sarah started Becoming Martha as a place to find bliss between the diapers and the dishes, and invites you to do the same.

Comments

  1. Ooohhh…I love this!! I SO need to update my valentines decor and I don’t have near enough glitter in my house ;) Thanks for sharing, such a cute project!

  2. So so cute. Great idea to use the dollar store contact paper

  3. so so cute!! i love all things glitter!

  4. Very cute!

  5. So cute!

  6. So cute and so easy to make, it would make a great gift! I’m hosting SHOW-case Craft Showcase and would love for you to link up and share your project! :)

    http://sew-licious.blogspot.com/2013/01/saturday-show-licious-craft-showcase-14.html

    Happy New Year!
    Marti

  7. This is so darn cute and creative!

  8. So wonderfully cute!

    Hopping by and following your lovely blog’s FB. I blog @ Getting Healthy with Essential Oils

    I am also inviting you to join Tiddle Diddle Handmade Shoppe’s first giveaway event.

  9. Love it! What a great idea for Valentines day! I just started a new blog hop and would love for you to come over and link up your post or any social media. http://designeddecor.com/talkin-about-thursday-2/
    DeDe@DesignedDecor

  10. So cute!! I love the glitter :)

    I’m featuring this tomorrow!

  11. What a cute project for the upcoming holiday! Glad you were able to do some canvas art for Valentine’s Day :)

  12. Looks great! Makes me wish I had a Silhouette. Stopping by from Tatertots & Jello. :)

  13. The kids would have so much fun doing this! I am a new follower! I found your link on Flamingo Toes. I would love for you to link up to my weekly linky party Fluster Muster on Wednesday’s @ http://www.FlusterBuster.com.

  14. So glittery and beautiful! love it!
    Barbara at Chase the Star

  15. Love, love love! I really want to try this! Thanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects!

  16. TOO Cute! I’m loving the glitter! Thanks for sharing!!! XO, Aimee

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