Valentine’s Day Styrofoam Canvas Art

It’s time for another Valentine’s Day project! I have the amazing opportunity to be a regular contributor over at The 36th Avenue and this is the project I shared over there last week. So now it’s your turn to check it out :)

I was cleaning out the garage after Christmas and noticed we had a lot of Styrofoam packaging sheets laying around. Then a light went off. These would make perfect faux canvases! Traditional canvases can often run you $10-15. With the Styrofoam you are not only saving money but also recycling!  So I have for you today, a Valentine’s Day (Faux) Canvas Art.

Valentine's Day Canvas Art using Styrofam Sheets Tutorial by Design, Dining + Diapers



This Valentine’s Day Canvas Art is a fun and inexpensive way to bring pattern and texture into your seasonal decor. Place it on a mantel or hang it on a gallery wall!



– 3/4 Yard Chevron Fabric (Found at Hobby Lobby)

– 8 X 8″ Piece of Red Buralp

– Thumbtacks (can be found at The Dollar Tree)

– Spray Adhesive

– 12 X 14″ Piece of Styrofoam


Start by cutting your fabric to size  and then place your board directly in the middle. Apply the spray adhesive to the board and then begin to wrap the fabric around it like you would a present. Spraying more glue with each fold. This creates really crisp lines and the fabric won’t slip. Run your hand over the surface to smooth out any bubbles.


Take your burlap and cut a simple heart shape out of it.

Valentine's Day Canvas Art using Styrofam Sheets Tutorial by Design, Dining + Diapers

Place the heart directly in the middle and place the thumbtacks around the edges.


And that’s it my friends! Now run out to your recycle bin and gather up some Styrofoam for your next project!


Taryn is the owner/editor of Design, Dining and Diapers, a lifestyle blog that focuses on DIY home decor, design, seasonal crafts, easy recipes and just being a mom! She is all about making things for less by upcycling thrift store finds and using what’s on hand. Taryn lives in the greater Seattle area with her husband, 3 year old daughter and 1 year old son.

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