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?! :)