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.
Make this chevron Valentine canvas with your SIlhouette or Cricut cutter.  Check out the tutorial and download the Free Valentine SVG 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.
Here’s what you need:
  • 12″ Canvas
  • Gray Paint
  • Sandpaper
  • Vinyl (for stencil)
  • Glitter HTV vinyl (I used cherry)
  • Cut File (see link below)
  • Electronic cutter (cricut exploresilhouette or other cutter)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.

 

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.

Once you have downloaded the free files, you can use them anytime to create projects for personal use only.  Please do not share, resell, or claim any of these files as your own. You can purchase the file with a Commercial License from my shop.
Make this chevron Valentine canvas with your SIlhouette or Cricut cutter.  Check out the tutorial and download the Free Valentine SVG file!

As always, if you have any problems with the files, please let me know. I’ve included .jpg, .png, .svg. .ai, .eps, .dxf, and .studio in the zip file. Just click to download.

NOTE:  Some computers/browsers are displaying the .svg file with an extension of html or something similar.

 

Enjoy my free files? I’d really love for you to share this post.  Thanks and come back soon!

 

12 comments on “DIY Valentine Canvas for Silhouette and Cricut and free SVG 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.

    Hugs,
    Donna

  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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