DIY Valentine’s Day Wall Art – By Julie of White Lights On Wednesday

Ever since I became a mom I wanted to make the most of every holiday with my boys and show them how celebrating can bring us all closer. While I’ve never really been into Valentine’s Day, it’s a part of our culture. I want my kids to enjoy the day and understand it’s a time to let everyone you love know just how much…and dollar signs don’t matter.

So today I’m sharing an easy to make DIY Valentine’s Day Wall Art project that’s so simple you can make it with your kids. You don’t need any fancy machines to put this together, just a printer, pencil, markers, hearts, and some canvas. You could customize this wall art with any quote you like or any font that inspires you. This wall art is sure to make your special someone(s) feel the love.

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Easy DIY Valentine’s Day Wall Art

Equipment:

11″ x 14″ white canvas (or wood board cut to the same size and painted white)

Mechanical pencil

Scotch tape

Colored markers of your choice

Foam adhesive hearts

Book (to be placed under the canvas to prevent stretching while you write)

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Method:

Using the word document program on your computer (or PicMonkey.com if you like), enter your lovey quote into the document. Size the lettering to be the full 8″ x 10″ page in your favorite font.

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Print out the page. {We’re really into oldies music, so I picked a quote from a great old song.}

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Turn the paper over and using your pencil, shade over all the lettering. You don’t have to go crazy, just make sure all the lines of the letters are covered.

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Place the paper in the bottom right corner of your blank canvas. I like to tape the corners of the paper down to make sure all the letters line up. Place the canvas over a sturdy book to keep the fabric from stretching.

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Retract the lead of your mechanical pencil and trace each letter on the paper. You want to apply some decent pressure so you transfer the pencil shading on the back of the paper.

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Use your markers to trace over the pencil lines. I traced each letter twice to get the best color I could. If you have great fancy handwriting and can easily write in a straight line, you can skip these lettering transfer steps. I wanted a certain font, and I never write in a straight line, and was going for better safe than sorry.

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Place your foam hearts on the canvas where you want to apply them. This is a great time for the kids to jump in and get creative decorating the canvas. Once you’re happy with the layout, remove the backing from the hearts, and stick them back down.

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