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.
After the heart was there, I just painted “LOVE” underneath it, and we were done! 🙂