DIY Valentine Canvas for Silhouette and Cricut (plus free cut file)
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.
- 12″ Canvas
- Gray Paint
- Vinyl (for stencil)
- Glitter HTV vinyl (I used cherry)
- Digital Cutter and Cut File
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.
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.
How early do you start decorating for Valentine’s Day?
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 only. Commercial Licenses are available through my Etsy shop. Here is this week’s freebie. Enjoy!
As always, if you have any problems with the files, please let me know (this is still a learning process for me).
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.