DIY Valentine Canvas for Silhouette and Cricut (plus free cut file)

One of my goals for 2017 is to stop procrastinating.  That’s a weakness for me and I really want to improve.  Anyone else struggle with that? One thing I am going to try and do is get my holiday projects done a little sooner. So, even though it’s not even the middle of January, I decided I was going to start on some Valentine’s day projects. Today, I wanted to share this cute Valentine canvas with you and a simple tutorial on how I made it.  It’s easy to make with your Silhouette or Cricut.
Free SVG file | Make this cute and easy DIY Valentine's Day project with your silhouette, cricut, or other electronic cutting machine.

I’ve had this project in my head for a while, so it came together pretty quick.  Normally, on a project like this, I would use regular vinyl.  But, sometimes it’s hard to get vinyl to stick to canvas.  I figured I wouldn’t have the issue with HTV.  And, after making this jingle all the way t-shirt, I kind of fell in love with the glitter HTV, so I figured I’d use it on this project, too. The font I used is Sleeplesson.  I love all the extra curls and swirls it has.

Here’s what you need:


Begin by painting the canvas white.  Sometimes, it’s hard to get vinyl to stick to canvas, so this will help the stencil to adhere better.

Cut the chevron stencil out of vinyl (I sized mine a little bigger so I had some extra to go over the edges).  Remove the excess vinyl and apply the transfer tape.  Remove the backing from the vinyl, and apply the vinyl/transfer tape down on top of the canvas. You can use a credit card to rub the vinyl to help it stick to the canvas. Then, remove the transfer tape.

Now it’s time to paint! Use a small amount of paint and cover the entire canvas.  You want to paint in thin layers to avoid bleeding.

Let your paint dry and then remove the vinyl stencil

To add a distressed look, light sand over the entire canvas.

Cut the heart and letters out of glitter HTV vinyl (be sure to mirror your image).  Remove the excess vinyl from the carrier sheet and place on top of the canvas.  Iron according to the manufacturers directions.  I used a folded towel and placed underneath the canvas to add pressure while I ironed.

Then, remove the clear carrier sheet.

Pretty sparkles!

Free SVG file | Make this cute and easy DIY Valentine's Day project with your silhouette, cricut, or other electronic cutting machine.

How early do you start decorating for Valentine’s Day?

Free SVG file | Make this cute and easy DIY Valentine's Day project with your silhouette, cricut, or other electronic cutting machine.

Want to make your own?  Download the free cut file below.

Free SVG File for Silhouette, Cricut, and more

In case your new here…

I’ve been learning how to make my digital cutter files available in different file formats, so I can share them with you! Each Friday, I will post a link for a free file for your digital cutter! Downloads will be available for two weeks and are for personal use onlyCommercial Licenses are available through my Etsy shop. Here is this week’s freebie. Enjoy!

FREE SVG CUT FILE for Cricut, Silhouette and more

As always, if you have any problems with the files, please let me know (this is still a learning process for me).

  I’ve included .jpg, .png, .svg. .ai, .eps, .dxf, .gsd and .studio in the zip file. Just click to download.
Enjoy my free files? I’d really love for you to share this post.  Thanks and come back soon!


Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post, but will earn a small percentage for sales as an affiliate. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.


12 comments on “DIY Valentine Canvas for Silhouette and Cricut (Free cut file)

  1. Hi Angie, You are so creative!!! I love your project and the file. Thanks so much for all the work you do to give us these wonderful files!!

    How long are the Friday files available? I love that you put a date on one of the files earlier this week….that's what I always do when I share them on Pinterest if a file has an expiration and I know it.


  2. I don't procrastinate but I do leave projects to the last minute so my New Year's resolution is similar to yours!
    Gorgeous project & cutting file, thank you so much for sharing.

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