Valentine Canvas Art

This project is all about using items you already have on hand and putting them into heart form! Just dig through your craft supplies and pull out anything that is red or pink. The supplies I used included some of my favorites like pom-poms, yarn, and glitter, but you can use whatever you have on hand. 

Then you just need a set of small canvases. I found a pack of ten on sale at Michael’s for $10. Canvases are frequently on sale at the craft stores be sure to use any coupons they offer!

I’ve also found packs of these canvases at Ross Stores for $5 for a 5 pack.

Supplies for Canvas Heart Art

  • 8×10 canvases 
  • Heart template to trace
  • Quick dry glue
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Heart doilies
  • Pom poms
  • Foam heart stickers
  • Small artificial flowers 
  • Yarn
  • Tissue paper streamers
  • Heart confetti

How to Make Canvas Heart Art

Pom-Pom Heart Art

Step 1: Trace a heart

Trace a heart template to ensure all your hearts are the same size. I used a cardboard heart I had, but you can print out a template from the internet. Measure where you want it on the canvas and trace lightly with a pencil.


Step 2: Fill heart with pom-poms

Start filling your outline with any material you want! I used a glue gun to affix pom-poms to the canvas. I started by working around the outline, and then filling in the heart while randomly scattering the different colors.


Flower Heart Art

For the flowers, I used a similar approach as the pom-poms. I clipped them off their stem and then hot glued them around the heart, starting with the outside and then working into the middle.


Tissue Paper Heart Art

For the tissue paper heart, I cut 2 inch strips of crepe paper and then scrunched into little balls with my fingers. Then I ran a bead of craft glue around the heart outline and stuck them on. You can fill in the whole heart if you want, but your fingers might start hurting from making all the little balls!


Glitter Heart Art

For the glitter heart, I spread an even layer of Mod Podge within the heart outline using a small brush and then sprinkled on heart glitter.


Yarn Heart Art

The yarn heart took the longest amount of time. To make it, I ran a bead of Elmer’s glue around the outline of the heart and then pressed the yarn into it. I kept adding more beads of glue and pressed the yarn into it, working towards the middle of the heart. It is a little tricky to keep it all in place, but the results are pretty cool!


Heart Doilies

I also used a couple heart doilies (just tape or glue onto the canvas) and I used foam heart stickers to make the heart at the bottom right. Once I had finished making the canvases, I laid out them on the floor and moved them around until I had the order I liked. I hung them on the wall using a small nail. Be careful to measure out their placement so they are evenly spaced and straight!


Ideas are from Design Improvised.


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