Studded Heart Canvas

Final Heart 4

Here’s a great idea for Valentine’s Day or even any day of the year!  This Studded Heart was super easy to make and required just a couple of items to make.  It makes a great accent to any room in the house.

Here’s What You Need:

  • 1 Canvas (I used a 12 x 12 size canvas.  You can get great deals at Dick Blick on various size canvases.)
  • Foam Brush
  • Acrylic Paint (I used Martha Stewart Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint in the color cloud.)
  • Studs (You can find various studs at Michael’s, Hobby Lobby, and Ben Franklin crafts.  I used the ones that have the prong in the back of them and not the heat fix type.)

Step 1:

Start by painting the canvas.  If you want more of a white washed look, then lightly apply one coat of paint.  I used two coats for a overall even color.

Step 2:

Print off a clip art heart that you like.  Enlarge the heart a couple times to the size that you desire. Trace it onto cardstock or cardboard.  Center on your canvas and trace around it very lightly.painted heartStep 3:

When placing the studs on the canvas, I started by locating them on the outside pencil line first.  Next, I went and made a line of studs right down the center.  Then, I arranged them using the tip of a pencil to push them where they looked evenly spaced.  I completed the left side first and then finished the right.  I found it was just easier this way.  Push and poke the studs right through the canvas.  Push them in enough to hold them in place, then go back and use both of your hands to push them in all the way.  You will want to support the canvas with your fingers from the back to keep the canvas from stretching.  It will stretch out, so be careful!

Placing Studs on the Canvas

 

Final Heart 5

 

Finished Heart 2

There you have it! A great accent piece for any home.

If you like this DIY canvas idea, take a look at this other one…

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Final Art piece

Signature

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Melanie

Comments

  1. says

    This is lovely, and I am very impressed with how evenly spaced and centered the design is– I’d have a hard time making it look that good. Pinned!

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