LOVE IS IN THE AIR! It is less than a week until Valentines 2017 but the LOVE festivities began in our house over a week ago. I am doing 14 Days of Valentines for my guy. I got this idea many years ago from my amazing cousin, Carrie. She would plan out super fun and creative things to show her love each day for 14 days…ending on Valentines Day with a special, fancy dinner for two at home. I thought it was such a great idea so I gave it a shot. Ivan LOVED getting a fun surprise each day and I loved making him feel loved! It’s funny how little acts of service or sweet gestures can enhance your relationship so much. It’s so so so important for us to show those we love that WE LOVE THEM! I haven’t done the 14 Days of Valentines the past couple years but decided this year I really needed to. My hubby has been out of work for seven months and could really use a boost! GREAT NEWS though…he accepted a new position this past Friday and starts on the 20th. So grateful for that!
This was such a fun craft to make! I am sorry to say that I didn’t take many photos…or I did and can’t find them! hehe Anyhoo….I will just explain how I did it and y’all can ask if you have any questions! I have made these button canvases a few times with a friend of mine in Texas. I made a small one with navy and white stripes and a yellow button heart that is super cute. This canvas is a 16×20 so it’s pretty big! I started out by using blue painters tape and I just taped stripes across the canvas. I just used a little piece of tape between each stripe on each side to make sure they were evenly spaced…I just took them off each time as I moved along. After I got the tape on there nice and even I used a card…like a credit card or gift card…and went over the tape so it was secure and smooth. One tip for working with canvas is to put a book or something about the same height as the canvas underneath it so it doesn’t stretch out! This was especially important when I put the vinyl on. You don’t want to push on it and end up with a saggy canvas at the end. I used spray paint for this project and it was easy peasy. The paint is less likely to bleed under the tape when using spray paint.
Last year my husband and I put these love notes on our kids’ doors and for each other for 14 days until Valentines Day. It was so dang fun! The kids felt so loved and it really created a sweet spirit in our home for those couple weeks. The kids would grin ear to ear each morning as they read the new notes on their door. Levi, my six year old, has been asking me for weeks if I am going to do this again this year. The answer is YES! We decided to increase the fun this year and let the kids write notes too. They are way excited!