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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Valentine Conversation Hearts

As promised, here is the tutorial for some more Valentine decorations!
To go with my Valentine Apothecary Jars, I made these super fun, super glittery conversation hearts!

They are very simple to make - and not a bad price tag, either!
I bought 4 wooden heart plaques at 50¢ a piece
(these 4" heart plaques are at Hobby Lobby for 79¢ regular price)
I already had the acrylic paint, canvas and glitter spray paint!

Not bad for $2!!

First, I painted each of the hearts a different color. Each one has a couple of coats.
Let dry completely before doing the next step.

I typed and printed out 4 messages, 1 for each heart.
You could also do this on the Silhouette/Cricut/Cameo etc, but I didn't have red vinyl. So, I'm doing this the *other* way!
1. First, turn the print over and trace over the letters, putting quite a bit of pressure and color it in dark.
2. Next, turn the paper over and color over top of the letters, again with quite a bit of pressure.
3. Carefully remove the paper from the wood and ta-da!! You now have the letters to paint over!
{Just to see the difference, I traced the letters for the purple heart pretty light. The pink ones I did darker.}

Then I carefully painted over all the letters with red and let dry. The letters all needed a couple of coats.
Next, I spray painted over them with glitter spray paint.

I also spray painted an 8x10 canvas with the same glitter spray paint and
attached the hearts on with some Amazing Goop glue and let dry overnight.

Makes for a pretty cute Valentine shelf if I do say so myself!

Would you like to comment?

  1. Really, really cute idea! I love those hearts. xoDiana

  2. Those are super cute! I love the happy colors and I can't believe you painted the words. I would go crazy!

  3. Love this! At first I thought it was just the hearts, which would have been awesome enough on their own... but then you went and turned them into specimen art! Love it! I would love it if you linked it up to my party!

  4. I feel really dumb. My eyes are not the best last at night. When I saw the small thumbnail photo I thought how creative someone made heart shaped toilet seats. They looked big in the tiny thumbnail. They look much cuter as art on the way, but you know, they would of been a fun toilet seat too!


  5. I LOVE this! I want to make these so bad!

  6. These are so cute,love your conversation hearts. Please stop by and link them up at Bacon time for a chance to win in my Valentine contest.

  7. Way cute! So simple but yet the cutest impact! Love it!

  8. Oh these are FABulous! Great job! Thank you SO much for sharing at the Kiss & Tell party over at I Gotta Create!! <3
    I'm featuring these on my Facebook page right away:

  9. I think I need to add these to my valentine's decorations too! Love how you did them, and how they turned out. perfectly cute! Would love to have you come link-up at Finished it Friday! Have a fabulous weekend! ~Kimberlee, The Spunky Diva

  10. I love them!!!!! So stinkin' cute!!!! :)

  11. adorable! What a great idea!
    You should join me for handmade 52!

  12. I love these! You need to check out my fabric conversation hearts tutorial on my blog.

  13. That is so cute.... I'd like to invite you to CountryMommaCooks Link & Greet Party
    going on now-Sunday night……Have a wonderful weekend!

  14. This is so stinkin' cute!!!! What a fantastic idea :)

  15. Thanks for Linking up @CountryMommaCooks….Have a wonderful weekend!

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  17. Wanted to let you know I'll be featuring these tonight on my Sunday Spotlight! I just love them!

  18. What a lovely overall valentines display!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  19. I love you "sweet hearts!" Have a good week. Sunny

  20. These are great! I may have to try this one day! Thanks for sharing, visiting via Manic Monday!

  21. These are so cute! I'm going to feature them in my Sunday Stalker edition on February 12th. I'd love for you to stop by and check it out!


  22. These are so stinkin' cute! I would LOVE for you to link this up to my link party!

    - Kathryn

  23. Super cute!

    But WHERE did you find those hearts for 50 cents!?!?! What a killer deal!

    I just wanted to let you know, I host a weekly Friday link party and I would love for you to join!

    Have a wonderful week!


  24. How cute! Great idea! I love that you can personalize them too!

  25. These are super cute. Sometimes, with shorter items, I think the "other way" is just as easy as using the machine.
    I am hosting a Valentine's project link party until 2/14. I would love it if you came and linked these up!

  26. What a fun project!

    Love for you to share this at JAQS Studio Linky Party:

  27. This is just adorable - especially love the real candy hearts in the jars

  28. Too cute! Just pinned this one :) Thanks for sharing at Taking A Timeout Thursday!

  29. How cute! Love these hearts!
    Featuring them tomorrow at Create and Inspire Party!

  30. Love these! They are now pinned. Thanks for the cute ideas.

  31. Oh I am seriously loving these and your apothecary jars! I might have to give these a try, they're such a good idea!
    Thanks for linking up to our Valentines Countdown Party!
    -Molly from

  32. Hey! Thanks for linking up to my Countdown to Valentines party, I've featured these today as one of my favorites! You can check out the post here...
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  34. This is adorable. I bought these hearts for my son the paint but not a real image in mind of what to do with them. I'll just write on them after, Thanks so much for the idea, Love it!

  35. That`s a very clever way of doing it without a Silhouette! Something even I can do! I picked up the same wooden hearts over the weekend and plan on doing something similar. I'm always behind on holiday crafting, I do it even after the holiday is over lol. What font did you use? I really like it!

    Gen @


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