This simple Valentine’s Day Roses is a fun craft project for the kids and parents can make together. They can spend hours making the Valentine’s Day Roses tablecloth and then enjoy their hard work when they sit down to dinner with the family. If you have some picky eaters who don’t want to sit still at suppertime, then this fabric tablecloth project may be all they need to pay attention to what is one the table.
To Make This Fabric Valentine’s Day Roses Tablecloth You Will Need:
Unprimed Canvas or Fabric Tablecloth
Red, pink, white and green fabric paint
Paint Brushes (Small artist brushes)
Sponges (the flat kind with no scrubby side)
The first step is to decide how big you want your Valentine’s Day Roses tablecloth to be. Once you do this you will know how much canvas material you will need. In place of the canvas you could also use a simple store bought fabric table clothe. You can find them in a variety of colors. Red, pink, green, or white will work well for this.
The first step is to have the kids cut rose shapes out of the sponges. They can draw a simple rose shape on a piece of paper first. Have them cut it out and trace the shape onto the sponge with a marker.
Younger kids might like to trace a rose shape off of fabric or a Valentine’s Day card to get a good shape.
Rose shaped cookie cutters are also great for tracing to get a good Valentine’s Day Roses shape.
You caudal also use stencils to trace onto your sponges. Buy stencils with a variety of Valentine’s Day Roses shapes on them. This way you can mix and match your design.
Squirt some out on your foam or plastic plate. Swirl it around to get an even layer. They shouldn’t cover their entire sponge lightly. You may want to keep some paper towels handy of overly ambitious kids.
Now, have the kids choose a spot on the table clothe to stamp their Valentine’s Day Roses. They need to press their rose shaped sponges onto the tablecloth and hold it there with some force for a couple of seconds. Make sure they are working on a stable and flat work surface.
Repeats this hand Valentine’s Day Roses stamping process randomly over the entire tablecloth surface. You are going to add some other Valentine’s Day details, so be sure to leave space between the kid’s handprints.
Once you have stamped enough Valentine’s Day Roses prints have the kids wash their hands off.
Let this fabric paint sit and dry for about 24 hours. Now, once all of the paint has dried you can use some more of your fabric paints and paintbrushes to add the little details to really make this Valentine’s Day roses tablecloth pop.
Now, take the puff paint and start outline the Valentine’s Day Roses shapes on the Tablecloth.
Be sure to mix up the colors and get some variety.
Next, add details to the Valentine’s Day roses. Green leaves and stems would be perfect.
Let this paint dry completely.
You can sew on a border in accent Valentine’s Day fabric to finish off the table if you want. If not, then you just need to simply hem the edge of your canvas fabric.
Always wash your fabric before you start to paint with fabric paint. It is necessary to help the paint adhere to the tablecloth. It will also allow the fabric to go ahead and shrink if it wants to!