DIY Valentines Day Conversation Hearts | My Girlish Whims

DIY Valentines Day Conversation Hearts

Thursday, January 17, 2013 |
This is the perfect Valentines Day craft: it's super cheap, easy to do, and turns out adorable! 

I love the little conversation hearts that come out around Valentines Day. They are so cute! I found a way to make my own fake hearts to display for the holiday (and I won't have to worry about anyone eating them!!!)

I found these plain wooden hearts at AC Moore for only 79 cents each. Score! I bought three.

The rest of the supplies I had at home: paint, paint brush, and a stencil. I used Martha Stewart high gloss craft paint in three Valentines Day colors.

First thing I did was paint the hearts a base color 
Note: This is NOT a good craft to do with three year olds! I did this while baby-sitting my neice and after leaving her unattended for literally 5 minutes there was red paint EVERYWHERE. That's why my purple heart is a little wonky, she clumped on tons of paint and it dried before I noticed!!

After the paint is dry I laid out my letter stencils.  I used these awesome Martha Stewart stencils that are sticky on the back but you can reuse them over and over again!

I dabbed on my paint and pulled off the stencil while the paint was still wet. Here's my finished result!

Adorable! So I made another...

And another!

These little hearts will add a ton of color to my Valentines decor this year

 You can see how my purple one got a little wonky here..oh well. Lesson learned: don't leave three year olds and paint alone!!!

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MiMi said...


Kayla's Creations said...

Love this idea!, too cute. Thanks for sharing!,
Hope you have a great day,

-Kayla :)

sew sweet vintage said...

Super cute!! Found you at 36th Ave party. New follow. Follow me back

JoJoand Eloise said...

I love conversation hearts and these are just about CUTE enough to eat! :)

Vanessa said...

These are so beautiful and they look so really, you know like the candy. LOL Lovely, Have a great weekend.


How to Nest for Less said...

So awesome! Great iconic decor for Valentine's Day!!

Maria said...

Awww these are just adorable!!!! What a cute idea, you did a great job with these! What a fun Valentine's Day craft! I love using Martha Stewart's paints, and this looks like such a fun little project!

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

Adorable! You should change comments to only allow registered users so you don't get spam!

K Coake said...

What a cute idea!

Ana Lopes said...

Too sweet, Rebecca!!! Love them!Thanks so much for sharing the great tutorial!
Have a fabulous week!
Hugs from Portugal,

Ana Love Craft

Kara @ Simplistically Sassy said...

SO adorable! Now I MUST take a trip to the store to see if my local craft store has any! These are so cute.

Kristi L (Digital Cake) said...

These are cute! I love conversation hearts and this craft is just way too cute!

Reshad Ahmadi said...

The Viral Site WOW , best ideas.

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