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.
 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.  A while back I used some glitter HTV and kind of fell in love with the sparkle, so I figured I’d use it on this project, too.
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The first thing you’ll need to do is get the free SVG file you’ll use for this project.  I keep all the SVG files I use for the projects I make in my SVG Library.  These SVG files work with Cricut and Silhouette machines, as well as many others.  This library is open to everyone and is free! You can access the library here. Look for the file called Love w/Heart Flourish . It will be listed under the Valentine’s category.


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.

The font I used is Sleeplesson.  I love all the extra curls and swirls it has.

Pretty sparkles!

 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?

Did you enjoy this post?  I’d love for you to pin it to your favorite pinterest board.

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

Want to make your own? Get the free cut file for this project in the resource library

12 Comments on DIY Chevron Valentine Canvas

  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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