Before my oldest daughter headed back to college after the holidays, the two of us sat down to do some crafts together. When we were brainstorming what we should create, Kim suggested that I make a button heart canvas based on something she had seen previously. She described what she had in mind and we worked together to craft it…and when it was finished, she loved it so much that she put it in her suitcase and took it back to her apartment.
I love that the finished canvas is perfect for a Valentine’s Day gift or decoration, but it’s cute enough to display all year long.
How to make a button heart canvas:
- Square canvas
- Buttons (variety of sizes and shades)
- Black acrylic paint
- Large paint brush or sponge brush
- Heart shape/stencil and pencil
- Hot glue gun and glue
- Lay masking tape in stripes along canvas, wrapping tape around the back. Wherever you have not taped will get painted – you can make stripes even or do a combination of thick and thin stripes. Be creative!
- Paint exposed canvas, including around sides, and allow to dry completely.
- When paint is dry, remove masking tape.
- Lightly draw the outline of a heart on your canvas (this can be erased later if desired).
- Glue buttons inside the heart outline, filling in spaces as much as possible (this is where it helps to have a good variety of button sizes!).
- That’s it! Once the glue has set, erase pencil if visible and hang your art work!
PS – check out my other Valentine’s Day crafts!
Looking for more Valentine’s Day projects?
Check out this quick and easy Valentine’s Day printable wall hanging or put together a simple Valentine’s Day dry erase message frame.
I’ve also got fun animal Valentine’s Day cards (a free printable!) as well as the cutest monster Valentine cards (a craft tutorial).
Be sure to check out this collection of 10 fun Valentine’s picture books for kids and a list of 15 good, clean romance books to read.
These miniature chocolate sprinkled “donuts” are guaranteed to be your kids’ favorite thing!
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This is adorable! What a cute little project!
Alyssa @ Piece of Home says
So fun you and your daughter had a craft day! Nothing better than quality time and crafts! It turned out adorable! Thanks for the inspiration!
This is so creative and cute for Valentines day!
Felicia | Beloved Style
I have to give my daughter the creative credit for this one. I just made what she described to me. :) I was so happy with it!
Brandi Clevinger says
You are so full of creativity! These are so cute to make with my daughter!
Thanks for sharing at Inspire Me Mondays!
That’s one of the best thing about this canvas….it’s not so Valentiney that you can’t make it for any time of the year! Since my daughter “stole” mine for her apartment, I’ve thought about making another in different colors for myself!
Sooo sooo cute! And I don’t even like Valentines decor! I might just make one myself, but with my norm neutral colors=) So clever!
Thanks so much for stopping by and pinning the canvas! I had a lot of fun making it. :)
Christine Gallagher says
This is very cute I just love canvas art, thanks for sharing I pinned to my valentine board =)
This is adorable. I have made cards just like this before (with a plain background and a sentiment) but what a cool idea to do it on a canvas!
I have made some Valentines cards ideas this time without buttons. Last year was the year of the buttons!
Jillian Hudson says
This is a great corn-free craft idea! I’d love it if you would share it on my new corn-free link party. https://www.creatingsilverlinings.com/corn-free-everyday-feb-01-2015/
Thank you! I appreciate you stopping by! :)
This is very Cute!! Love it
I totally agree…and I swear I’ve thought of a ton of options already! Thanks :)
Jamie @ All That Srocks says
This is super cute. I think one for every holiday would be great ;) Thanks for sharing at Motivational Monday.
That’s such a great idea! Take a picture to show me how it turns out if they do end up making it for you!
I love this craft! It is so cute. I am going to encourage the kids to make me one with a green heart to match my office.
Thanks! I didn’t “believe” my daughter at first when she told me to do the stripes, but I’m so happy I did!
Super cute!! Love the stripes with the buttons!!