Friday, January 31, 2014

Valentines Day craft

I haven't been active this week because I've had the crud.   My hubby brought this home from his latest work travel and was so nice to share.  But I'm back today and I've got an easy, I mean really easy Valentines day craft (or any day craft) to share!

The materials you will need:

Canvas - I bought mine at Hobby Lobby for $6.99 plus 40% off - more on that to come.
Wood block letters
Wood block shapes
Craft glue
White (or any color) craft paint
Craft paint sponge or a brush


Step one - decide what you are going to say - you can say anything! 
Step two - decide where you want it on the canvas.

I chose to do a Valentines Day one so I wrote 'Love' with a heart for the O. 
You could do this for any holiday or say write 'Food' or 'EAT' or anything and place it in your kitchen.  How cool would that look. 

Step 3 - Glue your letters, numbers, shapes down onto the canvas with craft glue.
Step 4 - Paint!  I decided to paint it all white, but you could paint your letters any color - if you want your saying a different color, I would paint the saying first, then while drying paint the canvas.  Then glue the saying down on the painted canvas.  Again, I chose all white.

Step 5 - Let it dry and step back and take a look at your masterpiece!
Easy right!
The best thing is there are many options you could do with this. 
You could take your glue and, if you have a steady hand, you could free-hand write things or draw a design with your glue, let it dry then paint over it.  When I was making this, my glue was being gloppy and not coming out in a nice stream so I decided against doing a design or also writing things with the glue.  My original idea was to make a large heart with glue then write 'Love' inside it using block letters and then write it again inside the heart using just glue.  Because of how my glue was acting I chose to do this easier idea instead. 
I also bought a natural canvas and glued the word 'Love' down.  I am not going to paint it but leave it natural.  I may add wood hearts that I will paint red or pink. 
Tips - use craft glue that dries clear to glue the letters to the canvas. 
 
When you shop at Hobby Lobby did you know that they offer a 40% off any non sale item every day?  They do!  If you have a smart phone download the Hobby Lobby free app and get the coupon.  Every week there is a new 40% off coupon.  You don't need to print it, if you have your phone just show it to the clerk when you pay.  If you don't have a smart phone you can go to Hobbylobby.com and get the coupon, though you will have to print that one. 
 
The best thing about this craft other than being pretty inexpensive is that you can write or create anything!  Let your imagination run wild. 
 
Next week I'll be sharing my Valentine decorations and another easy V'day craft. 
Have a great weekend. 
GO BRONCO'S! 
Victoria

2 comments:

  1. Very cute! I have thought about making one of these with a favorite quote, but just keep forgetting about it. Thanks for the reminder!

    Thanks for linking up at our Twirl and Take a Bow Party! Hope to see you again!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Trina! Victoria

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