February 4, 2012

Painted Burlap Valentine’s Day Art

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I fell head over heels in love with Emily from 52 Mantels and her Valentine Mantel. I saw it and instantly knew it was JUST.MY.STYLE! This painted burlap canvas was inspired by Emily – Thanks girl!

This project couldn’t be much easier and of course it is quite affordable.

Here is what you need to make one:

  • Vinyl Cutter – I used my cricut
  • Vinyl in any color
  • A canvas
  • Painters tape (optional)
  • Burlap
  • Staple gun
  • Spray paint

I cut a piece of vinyl to be the same size as the canvas I had purchased. I put it into my cricut and cut out the word ‘love’ (using a heart instead of an ‘O’). Then I moved the blade down to the bottom corner and cut out a small little heart.

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Then I took my canvas and covered it in burlap using the same method as I use to reupholster chair cushions.

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After the canvas was covered I peeled off the backing to the vinyl and applied it over the canvas. (Don’t mind my chipping nail polish or spray painted finger!)

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Then to protect the sides of the canvas/burlap I used painters tape along the edges. Remember that little heart I cut out? I used it inside the big heart to make a heart in a heart. I also used a box for spray painting so the mess and spray is contained (saw it on pinterest and it works!!) Then I sprayed away.

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After the paint dried, I removed the vinyl to reveal the finished project! I am so in love – no pun intended!

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Enjoy!

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