Lisa Leonard Designs


January 17th | decorating, DIY

as you know, i love a quick and easy project. and i love hearts and glitter–so this is pretty much perfect for me! {and perfect for valentines!}

i spread a lot of aqua paint over an 8×10 canvas. i wanted a lot of texture. i left the edges white-but it would be easy to cover the edges too.

then i used a heart cutout {while the paint was still wet} as a stencil and sprinkled red glitter around the edge of the heart.

remove the heart and let the paint dry completely.

so fun and easy peasy. of course you can do the same thing with any shape-bird, star, crown, flower, an initial. lots of possibilities.

raise your hand if you love valentine’s day and hearts and glitter!

54 Responses

  1. you’ve been wearing your crafty pants a lot lately! yay for you!

  2. Leigh says:

    oh this is so simple and adorable! I’ll be doing this soon! Hopefully this week! I might make it bigger and for our bedroom. Thanks for the great idea. I heart easy fast projects too.

  3. Lynnie says:

    I’ve got glitter, I’ve got paint. I’ve got a canvas and I am soooooo gonna copy you!!!! Thanks for the idea!

  4. Lovely!! Anything is better w/ a little glitter, in my opinion:) Thanks for sharing! xoxo

  5. melissa says:

    I’m loving the aqua + red theme you’d had happening lately!

    And I’m totally going to copy this craft.

  6. perfect!!
    i am so stealing this!

  7. Leanne says:

    I LOVE hearts…this is so easy and pretty…and i have everything I need to make one tonight!! thanks for the cute idea…keep them coming…

  8. kristin says:

    I love this project
    Valentine’s Day!!!!

  9. Kelly says:

    Wow, that look wicked and so easy!

  10. denise says:

    hand raised…but mostly i like chocolate, and the holiday that requires i consume it!

  11. Judith says:

    what kind of pain did you use!??? LOVE IT!!

  12. Oh my goodness I love the simplicity of this! I may just have to make a trip to the craft store later this week. Beautiful.

  13. PamJ says:

    LOVE this craft! so easy & fun :)

  14. amy says:

    That is so beautiful and easy! I love it! Weekend project, here I come :)

  15. Jennifer says:

    hand is raised! You are so clever!

  16. sydney says:

    my hand is raised. and i love this project. my bday is two days before. so i pretend all hearts are for me. and you chose one of my favorite color combos right now. i just may be doing this. even with my students!

  17. Ainsley says:

    I do believe I can make this!! Thanks for sharing!!

  18. Lea Culp says:

    This is just tooooo cute! Yes, I do love, love Valentine’s Day. Your entries are always so enjoyable and bring such a smile to my heart!

  19. I love that texture! Beautiful and too cute, Lisa! 😀

  20. I am totally stealing this idea. Love it!!!

  21. kelly says:

    I totally LOVE THIS IDEA!! lol, and I actually think I could do this! =0)

  22. Renae says:

    so simple… beautiful.. and easy. I’m going to take a stab on this little project this weekend… maybe smaller ones and give them out to my friends for Valentine’s day… LOVE!

  23. Melissa says:

    I love Valentines Day! And I so love this project! Thank you for posting!

  24. Cindy D says:

    i ♥ sparkles and paint! doing this with my girls. thanks lisa!

  25. Kathy says:

    Lisa…I knew you did jewelry but I didn’t know you had a separate blog too…found this from “Faith Barista”blog today.

    Cute idea with the “easy peasy” heart and paint/glitter.

  26. I LOVE this idea!! I am going to try this with a Dr. Seuss cut-out for my baby boy’s first birthday party… thanks for the inspiration!

  27. Sarah says:

    This is wonderful! It’s adorable, but I feel like I (a wannabe-but-not-very-good-at-crafts-kinda-girl) might be able to take it on!

  28. Ruth Yoder says:

    Very cool! I love it!

  29. Jen T says:

    I just found your blog, off of a link from Simple Mom. You’re amazing. I love your projects, your ideas, your style, everything. Thank you for sharing!

  30. Rosie says:

    I picked willow braches from my back yard and put them in a vase (idea taken from you) and placed a red bird on the branch for Valentines day…maybe I will do something similar , I feel artsy today! THANK YOU!!

  31. Tara says:

    What kind of camera do you use? I am in the market for a new one and your photos are beautiful! I also love taking pictures.

  32. Kristi F says:

    That is just darling! I am going to make one of those for certain.

  33. Rebecca W says:

    super cute! thanks for sharing : )

  34. Brianne T says:

    Just went to Michaels craft store and bought supplies for this-so cute!!

  35. ADORABLE. Doing it today.
    If the baby will sleep…

  36. Sandra Winfrey says:

    What kind of glitter?

  37. Love love love it! Will try it very soon. The crown shape sounds attractive.
    Thanks for sharing.

  38. Tami C. says:

    Help! I’m just trying out the crafting thing and used card stock for my template – it stuck to the paint. Would you suggest that my paint might have been too wet still or my paper the wrong type? I was able to salvage the whole thing and it’s not all bad! Thanks SO much for the inspiration.

  39. Claire says:

    I love this! I can’t wait to try it out. For some reason, I have been really drawn to painting recently.

    Happy Valentine’s Day!

  40. I love this! My mom loves hearts and this has given me an idea for Valentine’s day!

  41. I love this piece of art!!! I hope to try this very soon!!! I am your newest follower and hope you come follow with me at my blog! brooke
    Girl Boy Girl Inspired

  42. Elise says:

    I DEFINITELY love Valentines and glitter.

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  44. Gina says:

    My daughter and I tried our hands at this project and had a great time! Thank you for the idea! It was a lot of fun. Here’s how ours turned out…

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