Friday, January 30, 2009

A Craft You'll Love

Let's make a sweet little decoration
for Sweetheart's day!

First, gather your supplies. You will need:
Scrapbook Paper
Scissors and Glue
Ribbon
Paint

A Glitter Heart
(Package purchased at WM for $1.50, but you could easily make your own)
Artist Canvas (You can find these in any craft store. These were purchased at WM, 3/$2.50 for 8x10 size. They can be also found in 7x9 sizes at the dollar store 2/$1.)Next, mark and drill two holes on one side of all three canvas panels. Then on one canvas, drill two more holes on the opposite side. If you don't own a drill, you could easily make the holes using a hammer and nail to punch through the canvas.Paint the two canvases with two holes. I used spray paint, but any craft paint will do. Or you could cover them with scrapbook paper.Cover the canvas with the four holes with scrapbook paper.
Glue on a large glitter heart.
Cut two large I's and two large U's out of coordinating paper. Stagger the two pieces for a shadow effect and glue them onto the painted canvases.String ribbon through the holes in the canvases to tie all three together.And there you have a sweet, and fairly easy, Valentine's Day decoration!

I love a craft that
you can personalize to your own taste!
You could connect the canvases horizontally to have a bigger area for words, instead of letters. You might choose: Be Mine, Happy Valentine's Day, Hugs & Kisses, to name a few. If you have a passion for scrapbooking, you might want to get more decorative.

If I've inspired you to make this sweet little craft,
I'd love to see yours!

34 comments:

Rachel said...

Oh that is cute and easy! :) See this is why i love blogging. The ideas out there are endless!

I finally finished my door for my TV hutch thanks so much for the inspiration. I got the light bulb moment while looking at all your door projects. I love them!! ;) So Thanks JOY!!

rachel

Deb said...

Super cute!! I may have to do something like this for my family. Thanks for the idea.

Inspired Kara said...

SO cute like always!!! These would make such cute little gifts too!

AnNicole said...

Very cute! Don't you love Valentine's decorations?

MeganSloan said...

That's cute! I had those types of canvases and am wondering where they are... must go organize!

Carol said...

How clever, I LOVE it!
Smiles,
Carol

Darlene said...

Those turned out so CUTE!! Thanks again Joy!♥

ceekay said...

I tell Ro at A Hint of Home, this blogging could be the death of me...either the body or the money - I don't which will go first!
I love that and I want to do it!!! See what I mean???

Marilyn said...

This is so adorable. Thanks for showing us how. I have no imagination but I can follow directions. Love your blog.

julie & joe said...

Those turned out cute! Valentine crafts are fun!

Sarah@VintageChic said...

Very cute!!!! Love this!!!!

salmagundi said...

That was nice and easy! Maybe next week I'll gather the grand kids and we'll make one for their Mom & Dad. Thanks for the idea. Sally

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

Joy, this is adorable! You're almost making me wish I didn't boycott Walmart, too--people keep finding such great stuff there. Luckily we do have a Dollar Tree store not too far away, so I can always find some of this stuff there.

Love this one!

~ Sarah

Mimi Sue said...

They turned out so cute. I love the paper you used. Mimi

Heather said...

I love a cheap and quick craft!! I have a fun one on my blog too. Happy Valentines Day!

cindy said...

Love this! Thanks for the inspiration! Now I know what I can do for a special card for the grandkids for Valentines day! Cindy

KS said...

If you used a template for the letters, where did it come from?

I'm going to make your monogram letter plaque soon. : )

mel said...

Very Cute. I am finally getting into the Valentine spirit myself!!!

Frippery said...

Cute sweet and easy. Valentines day is such a quicky that I love these kind of crafts to decorate with. Big bang with not a lot of time invested. Thanks for sharing, Pam

michele said...

Very cute... I love it

Lazy Mom Leslie said...

Love the tutorial with pictures! Even this Lazy Mom has the energy for that!
http://www.lazymoms.com

Amy @ Literacy Launchpad said...

Didn't read all the comments, perhaps someone already said this, but you could put the letter and heart going the other direction, make the ribbons a little looser, and hang these vertically on a wall. Love this idea. You're a genius!

Crafty Niche said...

Very cute! Will have to try this!

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Joy this is adorable. I love easy Valentine decor and this is it. Plus it is way too cute! Thanks.
Debbie

jenjen said...

How cute! What a great idea! Thanks so much for the tutorial and for thinking it up!

Jen

Susan S. said...

Very cute decorations.....that would have been fun to hang out and create those things with you....next time let's have a little creating party! :)

Small House said...

What a cute idea. How do you come up with all of your ideas?

ksarra said...

This is soooo cute, thanks for the instructions!

Blissful Nikki said...

seriously! Could you be any more creative?! My word!!!!

Michelle said...

good one!

Lisa said...

Even more goodies for me to make!

I posted pictures of my version of your monogram plaque, the fork easel, and bent spoon hooks on my blog.

Can't wait to try this.

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Wow, you are just a wealth of amazingly creative ideas! I love it, I'll be linking.

tam said...

WoW You just keep turnin out the cutness girl! Thanks for sharing!~Smiles~Tam!

Becky said...

I did this. How do I show you? Do I just put it on my blog? Of course I did it for Valentines Day. I was just winding through your blog a g a i n... You have a wonderfully inspiring blog. THANKS

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