February 14, 2013

Hearts on Valentine's Day

First Happy Valentine's Day to all my blog friends!! Hope you spend it doing exactly what you desire!

Second, when I saw this Pin on Pinterest, I fell in love. 

I was determined to make one as equally awesome, and here is my attempt:


Canvas ($9.99 for 2)
Assorted Buttons ($9 total for both containers)
Red Burlap ($1.50 for 1/2 yard - only need a small amount)
Black Paint ($1)
Foam Painter ($0.50)
Glue Gun
Heart Template

A few tips:

The black stripes takes at least 2-3 coats for good coverage.  The canvas absorbed the paint.

I laid out the buttons first, then glued them down.  When you "lay" yours out - have your heart already placed on the canvas.  When I transferred it, I had to re-do it since they slid all over the place.

For "Love", I used stencils and a black Sharpie.  The "Pinned" version called for vinyl letters, but they were just too costly for me. 

And my masterpiece:

Yes, I am in love with it. 

And because today is Valentine's Day, I have one more Pinterest success.  My daughter requested heart braids this morning.  As we all know, I have ZERO skills when it comes to doing hair.  Until I found this:

Doable?  I think so:

Hey, it might not be perfect, but she loved it!  Score 1 for mom!

And lastly, today my little Valentine baby turns 8 years old.  I want to wish my cuddle buddy a very happy birthday and wanted to let him know that nothing makes me happier than being his (and Ashley's) momma.  I have been truly blessed.  I hope he has an amazing day and even better year! 




Nicole said...

OMG that hair is sooooo cute!

Monica said...

Wow! You are crafty!!!! Happy Valentines day my friend!!

Kristen said...

OMG! I wanted to make this & actually attempted it last week, but I didn't have enough buttons :( yours looks so good! :)

Jennie said...

So glad yours looks so great, I have been wanting to make the canvas/button project!

Faith said...

You are so crafty! I love it. I want to do something like it. How many buttons do you think you used?

I love the heart braid! So creative!!