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Turn your Burlap Ribbon in to Canvas Hearts

Hi this is Jenifer here with you today with yet another Valentines project.  I am having so much fun making little “Love” projects I just can’t stop.  These were so easy to make you can get several done in no time at all.

 Turn your Burlap Ribbon in to Canvas Hearts

Using the 4″ wide burlap ribbon cut out your hearts.  After cutting out your hearts you will notice that they start to fray right away.  I wanted to use mine as a canvas so I used some texture gel that had some micro beads in it and I mixed in some spackle.  I let these dry over night.  After everything has dried decorate as desired, you now have a cute blank canvas.  Put an eyelet through the top so you can run a silk ribbon through it and hang.  I plan on hanging these on the door knobs around the house as fun little love tokens to my wonderful family.

Turn your Burlap Ribbon in to Canvas Hearts

Turn your Burlap Ribbon in to Canvas Hearts

By Jenifer Cowles


Partners In Craft Supplies Used:


Other supplies Used:

  • Heart Pin from Curtsey Boutique
  • Fiskars heart punch
  • Texture Gel and Spackle



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  1. Toni Storie

    Wow, this is very cool!

  2. barbara macaskill

    LOVE this!!!

  3. Laura Strack

    These are so cute! I was thinking that you could use a stencil to spread your gesso or modeling paste or stamp into the paste. Oh my, so many ways to dress the cute burlap hearts! Thanks so much!

  4. alison bergman

    I LOVE this project. I am going to do it with the service club at my school for valentines for seniors at the local nursing homes, and for the hospice nearby. Can you tell me what texture gel is? What would I ask for or be looking for at a Micheals or JoAnns? And the spackle. – is that a home depot item, or another craft store item?
    Again, can’t wait to do this with my school children…i have already cut out a burlap heart, and it is fraying beautifully…thanks for sharing this lovely project!

    1. Jenifer

      Hi Allison- so excited to hear you are going to give these a try 🙂 You can get the texture gel at Michael’s in the art section of the store. You don’t have to use it, I just had it laying around, this will make your burlap a little bit stiff so it doesn’t fray quite so bad. Yes, Spackle is at home depot or Lowe’s it comes in a little tub and is pretty cheap around 3$ it is over by the paint and paint supplies you use it to patch holes in the wall before you paint. I would love to see how they turn out post a link and I will come check it out 🙂

      1. alison bergman

        Thanks so much for the answer Jennifer. I will definitely post/send you the pictures of our projects. I think this will be so perfect to make for the little ladies in the local nursing home. I am looking forward to doing this with my service club at school. Now you use the spackle over the texture gel? I found that stuff…and probably have spackle – a big tub of it in the basement. I used gesso on a heart yesterday…and it stiffened up acceptably. going to try the texture gel today…and spackle over it. Can’t wait to see how these come out.

      2. Jenifer

        Alison- I used the texture gel first and then the spackle while it was still wet so it was kind of mixed together. You would be perfectly fine using just the gesso or after the gesso dried apply a little bit of the spackle to give you some more texture. Remember there really isn’t a “wrong” way to do this just have fun 🙂 I can’t wait to see them.

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