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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

.:Tutorial Tuesday - Heart Canvas:.

Did you all catch my post on Sew Dang Cute a couple of weeks ago? I'm going to share it over here again today in case you missed it!

Today I'm going to share a little canvas decoration that I recently made for my home. It would be so easy to customize to whatever design or area in your house you wanted it to be in!

My inspiration for this came from Pinterest.- and thanks to Lara over at Less Cake, {More Frosting}. Lara had this pinned, and I just loved it.

So here's what ya need:

- canvas
- fabric
- paper - try to get different textures: I had glitter, fuzzy, bumpy; it adds a lot!
- fabric interfacing
- Silhouette or other cutting tool - Lucy was happy to assist me! (Yep, my Silhouette has a name. So does my sewing machine.)
- embellishments
- hot glue/gun
- paint

I wanted a black canvas, because as usual, I was going with my usual theme of black and cream for my house. I know, I know, I need to branch out! But it matches! So I painted the canvas black and set it aside to dry.

Then I used Lucy to cut out hearts of varying sizes in fabric and paper.

Now that my canvas was dry, I started out with my fabric hearts. Did you know you could iron things on to a canvas? I didn't either, until I gave this a try. It totally worked!

Then I started arranging the paper hearts all over the canvas as well and glued those down.

Now it's time to add some embellishments.

Isn't it purdy?

I like it. Like really like it.

And I really love the different textures between the fabrics and the different kinds of papers I used. Definitely gives it more dimension.

Hang it up and stand back to check out your amazing work.

It's okay to pat yourself on the back.

You done good.

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  1. That looks so lovely! Black and white is a really chic colour combination too :) The embellishments really complete the piece!

  2. I LOVE this Heart canvas! Great job!

  3. This is soooo cute!! Thanks for sharing it with us :)

  4. Great idea, love the look! Thanks for sharing at Crafty Soiree!

    Mary @ Redo 101

  5. What a cute idea!! I love black and white...so classic!!

  6. Hello! I saw this on Night Owl Creations and just wanted to say I LOVE it! SO creative and super pretty! :)

  7. I love it! Thanks for sharing the how-to. I want to make one for my house.


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