Do you remember reading those tiny candy hearts and giggling with your friends.
Everybody seems to have some childhood memory of the conversation heart and seeing them brings a smile back to me every time.
Maybe it’s because they only appear once a year and then they are gone, or maybe it’s all the silly conversations that we would have over them.
They are just a fun part of childhood and yet, I was never crazy about the taste.
Now they come in a multitude of flavors and a range of messages.
No longer is it just…KISS ME …CALL ME…MARRY ME…
They now have TXT ME…SWEET TWEET…and of course Emoji’s.
Still as fun today, I made my own conversation hearts that are for fun, not food.
Using hot glue, I squeezed enough to fill the bottom of a heart shaped silicone baking pan.
Then make sure you give it time to completely cool and take shape. (only takes a min or two)
Once it cools it will just pop right out of the pan and you are ready to decorate.
Now that you have your perfect heart shape you are ready for fun.
Time to break out all those nail polish colors that you don’t always get to wear.
(or maybe you do)
I have to admit, I went out and bought a few just for this project because I wanted them to look like the real thing.
Now just paint them up and get ready to write.
Be sure to let them dry completely, so that you can go to town with your Sharpie Marker.
When you write the messages remember that the real things are printed in CAPS.
As you can see I did not do that at first.
You’re welcome… I will always try to make all the mistakes for you, so that you will know what not to do.
As you can see, I got a little carried away.
Now comes the hard part. What will you say?
Hard to decide…
Have fun and go crazy with it.
Let me know if you come up with some really good ones.
So now we have these cute hearts that you can’t eat.
What to do, what to do?
Well here’s what I came up with… for almost no money you can turn these into a fun pin to wear, or a magnet for the fridge.
You can purchase the pin backs in your local craft store in the jewelry section and the magnets I got at Michael’s.
I bought the better magnets and I am happy I did.
These suckers will stick to anything metal.
It only takes a dab of hot glue on the back to adhere either one.
It would be really fun to wear the pins in a cluster, or add it to a flower to give to someone special.
What a wonderful thing it would be to make a bunch of these and take them to a senior center for all the lovely ladies.
I did not forget the gentlemen though. I used the magnetic ones to put atop a red metal tin filled with, you guessed it… conversation hearts!
Whatever you choose to do for Valentine’s Day I hope your day filled with love and laughter.
Take a moment to think of someone else and make them smile!
♥ Happy Valentine’s Day ♥