Craft Cricut Valentines Day

January 25, 2013 at 2:22 am

Heart Chevron Tutorial

Heart Chevron Tutorial

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Today I get to show you the center of my Valentine’s Day mantle, my heart chevron!  So far I’ve covered the pom pom wreath and the subway art, but this is my favorite thing that I have come up with for the holiday.

I started out with a 16 x 20 art canvas.  I then painted it aqua with acrylic craft paint.  I used a foam roller from the dollar store, easy and not costly so I can throw it out after.

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I then measured and marked the center of the canvas.

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I used my Cricut to cut out a bunch of red and pink hearts.  You could hand cut them or even find paper or foam ones at the craft store.  I started out placing the base hearts in a line, and then added the flipped hearts on tip in between.  I adhered them with mod podge.  Then I finished with a layer of mod podge with a foam brush.

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Here is the finished product.  I prefer to showcase it with the top layer of hearts upside down.  Visually, I feel, this lets your eyes grasp the chevron.  This was what I wanted to feature, the chevron pattern, so this is how I have it on my mantle.

Heart Chevron MommaDandDaBoyz.net

Hubby, however, likes the hearts right side up.  To me that make the hearts pop out and become the feature or the piece for the eye.  But if that’s what you like, go for it!

Heart Chevron MommaDandDaBoyz.net

I like how things are coming together!

Heart Chevron MommaDandDaBoyz.net

Tomorrow I’ll cover the garlands I hung from the mantle, and then you’ll get to see how the whole thing looks!

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11 Comments

  1. I love the colors you chose, and I think this is so clever! :)

  2. This is really cute. I’m obsessed with chevron right now too. And I’m always looking for new ways to use my Cricut! Awesome!

  3. I love how you made the hearts into a chevron pattern. Very cute!

  4. You are so clever! This is adorable!

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  6. Antonella @ The Comfortable Home says:

    Looks very cute. But I agree with your hubby!
    ~ Antonella

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