Tuesday, January 14, 2014

How-To Tuesday: Thumbprint Heart Love Canvas

Hi there! Back for another How-To Tuesday! Today I'm going to give you an idea for a Valentine's Day decoration that is pretty quick and easy. I apologize for not taking photos of all the steps. I tend to get too excited and I forget, but I think you'll get the idea.

I wanted something simple but "Valentinesy". Preferably something I could leave up all year, if I wanted to.

I came up with this idea, originally intending to paint in the heart, then I thought it would be really sweet and personal to have the heart made up of mine and my daughter's thumbprints.

The first thing I did was I painted a heart in the top half of a canvas. I did this with gesso, but white acrylic would also work. This was mainly so I knew where to put our thumbprints and it filled in the canvas a bit so our prints would be a bit clearer and crisper on the canvas.

This is where I forgot to take photos... Oops. So basically, I squirted some red craft paint onto a plate, dipped my daughter's thumb in the paint then pressed it onto the heart where I wanted it. Did the same with mine until the heart was mostly filled in. 

After the heart was there, I just painted "LOVE" underneath it, and we were done! :)

Easy peasy and cute, right?! :)

Keep Creating!!

Casey :)



  1. This is really cute! I think it would be a fun project to do with my 3 year old, I think she'd have a blast!

    1. It was fun! The hard part is putting their thumbs (or fingers) in the right spot without dripping paint on the pretty white canvas. It would probably be helpful to cut a heart out of cardboard or newsprint and place it around the heart on the canvas to keep the canvas clean.


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