This blowing kisses canvas is the simplest gift to make – and will bring a smile to anyone’s face!
A while back, I something along this same concept when browsing Pinterest. When I clicked to learn more, I found out that it was a site in a foreign language. I decided to create my own version of this — written in English — of course. 😉
This little canvas will take no time at all to create. It is the perfect gift for just about any occasion, but it is perfect for Mother’s Day. Best of all, it is something you can do in just a few minutes (in case you happened to forget to get a gift for that special someone).
8×10 wrapped canvas (they sell these at Walmart or even Amazon)
Craft Glue (Aleene’s is what I use)
Small Paint Brush
Acrylic Paint (they sell small tubes at Walmart in the craft section for $0.50)
A 4×6 picture of your child “blowing kisses” in the air
Assorted patterned paper (we uses 6×6 scrapbook paper)
Take the photo of you child(ren) blowing kisses up into the air. See my completed photo for reference as to their angle. It doesn’t matter what’s in the background, because you will be cutting it out. Get the photo developed, and then cut carefully around the outside silhouette of your child. Set it aside.
Paint the canvas (don’t forget the sides!) with the paint you chose. Make sure you cover it evenly, and thoroughly.
Cut out several hearts of different shapes and sizes, out of the fun paper you have selected.
Once your paint has dried, attach the photo to the bottom of the print (using your craft glue). Then, glue the hearts to the canvas as well. (Hint: Use a small paintbrush to paint the glue on the back of the photo and the hearts, to ensure full and even coverage).
I started with the smallest hearts closest to her hand, and then made the largest hearts end at the top of the canvas. Feel free to play around with how you want to lay them out before gluing them down. You know that saying, “Measure twice, cut once”? This applies here…but you’re not measuring and cutting, your placing hearts and gluing!
We would love to see your finished creations! Share them with us!