easy Valentines heart project

Tomorrow I’m heading to Nashville to appear on a local talk show called Talk of the Town on Channel 5.

A while back they called me and asked me if I had any fun Valentine’s day projects I could share and I told them I was born thinking up Valentine’s day projects how about this easy valentine heart project and I just needed to make sure my hair was curly and put on the most amazing pair of earrings and red lipstick and I would be there.

And besides.

Meryll Rose, one of the hosts of the show is literally one of my favorite persons on the planet.

She sparkles when she talks.

So tune into tomorrow at 11:00 if you live in the greater Nashville area and in case you live in the rest of Tennessee or one of the other 49 states, here’s the step-by-step tutorial just for you. 🙂

valentines heart project supplies


10 x 10 canvas

raised stickers

gray acrylic craft paint


foam brush


draw a heart

Step 1:  Cut out a heart

Trace a heart onto paper.

Make sure you go all old school and fold the paper to trace it.

It makes a perfect heart every time.

trace a heart

2.  Trace the heart

Using the pencil trace the heart onto the canvas.

I only traced mine three quarters of the way.

I was going for artistic.

diy valentines heart

3.  Think up your saying

This is literally the hardest part of the project.

You want to think up something clever and meaningful and amazing in 35 letters or less.

No pressure.

I went with “always remember I love you more” because that’s what we say at our house.  It goes a little something like this.

me:  I love you.

one of my children:  I love you more.

me:  I love you infinity x infinity.  And don’t argue with me.  I’m your mother. 🙂

diy valentine's heart

4.  Stick your stickers

You want to choose stickers that are raised and stick them in the heart pattern.

Try to stay on the middle of the pencil line.

Space them evenly to fill up the heart.

valentine's day project

5.  Paint the stickers and the canvas

Use a foam brush for the first coat and fill in around the letters with a smaller brush.  I blotted off any extra paint with a paper towel.

Let dry.

Add a second coat.

Let dry.

valentines day heart project

It’s an easy project for Valentine’s Day.

And perfect for someone who loves you.

Especially if you love them more. 🙂


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  1. Image for cindy cindy

    That's adorable! I think I've seen this done with small wooden letters...but I think you have more flexibility using the foam letters! Good thankin' :D You go girl...go do that show with all your bad self! Happy day FRIEND:D

  2. Image for Brandy Brandy

    Love your Blog! We say the same thing at my house! My mother has said that to me since I was little and it has definitely continued with my own children! Love this idea, so going to do this! Thank you for sharing :-)

  3. Image for Nancy Nancy

    I wish we lived closer so that we could be great friends and you could give be beautiful compliments like I sparkle when I talk. I love run on sentences.

  4. Image for Susan Susan

    Awwwww, I sooooooo love this and it may be a project even I can tackle! Good luck on the show tomorrow...I hope they will put up video of your segment later on so I can see you sparkle, too! :)

  5. Image for Carol@The Red Painted Cottage Carol@The Red Painted Cottage

    Karianne, You did it again! You always amaze me at all the ideas you show to us. If it's OK, I'm planning on doing a blog post with some last minute valentine ideas and I'd love to share a photo of this project and link it back to this post. I wish I could see you on television tomorrow, but that would mean I'd have to drive down to Nashville, and it's just not going to happen with the snow we're getting today. Speaking of which, have a great day, my friend!

  6. Image for Judie M. Judie M.

    I am an older lover of your Blog, and we say this as well over the years, so cute. You need to have your own show on T.V. I live in Idaho, so it has to come this way. There used to be a craft show called the Carol Duval show and I watched her everyday, , I would love watching you!

  7. Image for Lanita Anderson Lanita Anderson

    I love the simplicity of the Valentine project.....so fun and yet meaningful for your family! Good luck on the talk show....wish I lived in the area to tune in!

  8. Image for Kris Kris

    When I first saw this, I thought you had hand-embossed the letters. I tried hand-embossing many years ago--it looks great, but it's a lot of time and effort to complete. This looks just as nice and would be faster, too.

  9. Image for Roz Roz

    Oh, Karianne! I so love this project! My saying will be "you will Forever be my Always". 43+ years ago, my husband had 'Forever~Always 1972' engraved in our wedding bands. THIS will be my gift to him this Valentine's Day. Thank you for making my morning cup of cocoa so much more enjoyable every day.

  10. Image for Peg Peg

    Oh my goodness, I love this...so cute!! You hit "artistic" right on the noggin!! Oh and, umm, Kah? [best Bawstin accent] I think you sparkle when you talk, too!!

  11. Image for Jan Jan

    I love the project and the saying you chose. It brings back memories of "new" love some 46 years ago. We had professed our love and one day I told Steve I loved him more... He smiled from ear to ear and said, you can call me Steve. I have been a Moore for nearly 46 years and my heart flutters when I tell him how much I still love him!

  12. Image for Michelle Rudis Michelle Rudis

    I was sitting in my dentist's office this morning (one of my least favorite places) and then I read your post and...well, I was in a happy place again :-) Thank you for such a great Valentine project and kudos to The Talk of the Town for having such great taste! Safe travels, my friend, and congratulations!!

  13. Image for Sherrie Pfeiffeer Sherrie Pfeiffeer

    I. LOVE. THIS. POST! How perfect, easy and inexpensive to make. A DIY home run! And it would also be great for Mother's Day or Father's Day. Thanks so much!

  14. Image for Rebecca Turner Rebecca Turner

    Cute! You have more ideas than you know what to do with, don't you?! I just might have to make this one!

  15. Image for Cheryl Ann Cheryl Ann

    I just recorded it for tomorrow. Can't wait to see your talented self! I live in Thompson's Station just south of Franklin. Love your blog and best of luck tomorrow...you will SPARKLE!

  16. Image for Jessica Jessica

    Oh I love this so much! Such a clever way to add some pop to a canvas! Good luck on the talk show. Totally wished I lived near Nashville to see you on TV!!

  17. Image for Jeanne Jeanne

    Love this project! Mine will say: "More today than Yesterday" Sure wish I lived in TN- just for tomorrow......

  18. Image for june june

    Love this project. My husband and I say "I love you more" often. Good luck in Nashville! Wish I lived closer. Great things coming your way and you deserve them all.

  19. Image for Emily Ray Emily Ray

    This is a very special idea. Thank you for sharing it. I just had an idea. You could paint the canvas first. There would be less cleaning off paint then.

  20. Image for Judie Judie

    I'm so excited about doing this project! I got all my supplies today, had to go to two stores but I'm ready to go. I'm going to do " I love you more than......." And put a jewel red heart where the O is in love. When my daughter was small ,we used to say " I love you .....more than the moon & the stars, then she'd reply with I love you more than all the fish in the sea, I'd say, all the stars in the sky " & we'd alternate on & on. I hope it brings back a nice memory for her. Thank you & Happy Valentines Day!

  21. Image for Mindy Whipple Mindy Whipple

    Aww I bet you did a wonderful job sharing this craft on the show! It is a sweet valentine design and one I would like to recreate for my sister and her mister who say this back and forth often.

  22. Image for Megin Megin

    So simple yet so stunning! And {white}. I always adore your project, Kari Anne! I would love to invite you to join us and share each week at Brag About It link party on VMG206 (Mondays at Midnight). ~ Megin of VMG206

  23. Image for Barbara Bussey Barbara Bussey

    Hello dear Kari Anne, I have been looking around the world, for letters like you used, for this darling project, without success. Do you have any hints, before I return on my treasure hunt? Thanks, Barbara

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