Tomorrow I’m heading to Nashville to appear on a local talk show called Talk of the Town on Channel 5.
A while back they called me and asked me if I had any fun Valentine’s day projects I could share and I told them I was born thinking up Valentine’s day projects how about this easy valentine heart project and I just needed to make sure my hair was curly and put on the most amazing pair of earrings and red lipstick and I would be there.
Meryll Rose, one of the hosts of the show is literally one of my favorite persons on the planet.
She sparkles when she talks.
So tune into tomorrow at 11:00 if you live in the greater Nashville area and in case you live in the rest of Tennessee or one of the other 49 states, here’s the step-by-step tutorial just for you.
10 x 10 canvas
gray acrylic craft paint
Step 1: Cut out a heart
Trace a heart onto paper.
Make sure you go all old school and fold the paper to trace it.
It makes a perfect heart every time.
2. Trace the heart
Using the pencil trace the heart onto the canvas.
I only traced mine three quarters of the way.
I was going for artistic.
3. Think up your saying
This is literally the hardest part of the project.
You want to think up something clever and meaningful and amazing in 35 letters or less.
I went with “always remember I love you more” because that’s what we say at our house. It goes a little something like this.
me: I love you.
one of my children: I love you more.
me: I love you infinity x infinity. And don’t argue with me. I’m your mother.
4. Stick your stickers
You want to choose stickers that are raised and stick them in the heart pattern.
Try to stay on the middle of the pencil line.
Space them evenly to fill up the heart.
5. Paint the stickers and the canvas
Use a foam brush for the first coat and fill in around the letters with a smaller brush. I blotted off any extra paint with a paper towel.
Add a second coat.
It’s an easy project for Valentine’s Day.
And perfect for someone who loves you.
Especially if you love them more.