Tuesday, January 29, 2013

canvas heart art

here's the perfect project to work on while watching your favorite tv shows. 
(downton abbey anyone? just don't let your tears drip on it.)

canvas heart art

SUPPLIES:
• canvas (we used an 8x10 oval one)
• dmc thread (about 8 or 9 skeins) in a few different colors
• needle


• draw your heart on the back of the canvas.
• thread the needle.
• then starting in the back, pull a good length of thread through and tie a knot.
• take the thread around the outside of the canvas and back through the back side.


• continue going around the heart outline, leaving about a 1/4" space to add your other colors.
• once you get to the end of a piece of thread, just tie it to the beginning of that same piece (the one you tied a knot in).
• when you're done with one color, start with the next until you've filled in a lot of the space around the outline of your heart.


square heart art

the possibilities are endless with this type of project. for this one we took a square canvas and painted a border in red. then using grey thread we made the actual heart instead of going around the outside of the canvas. 
super easy and fun!!

15 comments:

  1. So cuh-ute! Love this idea, thanks for sharing :)

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  2. Oh wow I love this! SO different and SO pretty!

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  3. I love this! This method could be used with any shape, even with initials. Are you using the full pull of thread, or dividing it into sections when threading the needle?

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  4. Hi Rae... i did not divide the thread into sections.

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  5. Did you find your Oval canvas at Michaels or Hobby Lobby? Super cute, guys!

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  6. Courtney... I'm pretty sure it was Hobby Lobby. Michaels didn't have any round or oval (that I could find anyways)

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  7. Super cute! I love Downton Abbey. I can't wait for Season 3 to come to Australia.

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  8. I remember doing something similar for my mother as a Christmas Ornament. It was always my favorite crafty piece. I need to do more with yarn/twine. This is a great idea. Just different enough in the way of materials. Cute.

    Jason
    The Cheeky Daddy

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  9. so sweet! thanks for sharing!

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  10. So cute! I love it, and Downtown Abbey, except for the last episode, it was too sad!

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  11. So fun and easy!!! What a great project even for older kids to do while they are watching tv. Love it!!

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  12. ladies, this is simply awesome! thanks for sharing the how-to for this project. You guys rock! Be blessed...

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