Valentine’s Day Crafts: Cute ideas with Brach’s Conversation Hearts

Jenna and I are CRAZY about Valentines Day because it is the holiday of love, sweets and lots of crafts. The following are a bunch of ideas we created using Brach’s Conversation Hearts!

A wire hangar and Conversation hearts can be transformed into this cute topiary

A wire hangar and Conversation hearts can be transformed into this cute Conversation Heart Topiary

Conversation Heart Topiary:

You Need: Brach’s Conversation Hearts, wire hanger, hot glue gun and glue, ribbon, flowerpot, floral foam, ribbon.

Directions: Stretch and bend wire hanger into a heart (Tip: the hook will be at the bottom). Glue hearts along the wire shaped heart (front and back) with a glue gun. Set aside for several hours to dry. Place topiary in a flowerpot filled floral foam and sprinkle Conversation Hearts on top. Finally, tie a ribbon to the base of the heart.

Conversation Heart Votive and Tray

A canning lid and conversations make this cute votive tray

A canning lid and conversations make this cute votive tray

You Need: Brach’s Conversation Hearts, canning lid, hot glue gun and glue, glass votive, vellum, tape

Directions: Use hot glue gun (or strong adhesive) to attach Conversation Hearts to canning lid. Set aside to dry.  Place votive on tray, tea light in votive and enjoy.

Conversation Heart Thumbtacks and Pinboard

You Need: Brach’s Conversation Hearts, thumbtacks, strong adhesive (such as Super Glue), spray adhesive, corkboard, fabric, ribbon.

Directions: Glue hearts to tacks with strong adhesive. (Tip: If the hearts don’t lie flat, use scissors to scoop out a small section of each heart, which will give the tacks more room.) Set tacks aside to dry. Cover corkboard with spray adhesive and lay fabric over top (be sure fabric is taut), then tack or staple excess fabric to the back of the board. Place ribbons on fabric in a crisscross pattern and add “heart pins” to the places on the board where the ribbons form an “x.” If you have excess ribbon, tack or staple it to the back of the board. Slide pictures, mementos and other goodies under ribbon or tack items to your board with extra “heart pins!”

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We LUV this pinboard and cute thumbtacks both of which are made with the iconic Valentine’s Day candy.

Conversation Hearts / Fill-in the Blanks Valentines

A fun alternative to store-bought cards, these Valentines will keep your kids LOL 4Ever (or at least a few hours).

You Need: Brach’s Conversation Hearts, MOAS_heart_madlibs_clr, Valentine’s Day cards sandwich-size plastic bags with zipper closure, ribbon.

Directions: Download and print MOAS_heart_madlibs_Fill-in the blanks template. Create customized pouches by sewing or stapling a vertical strip of ribbon down both sides of the plastic bag (about 1 1⁄2 inches in from the edge). Leave extra ribbon at the top so you can tie a bow. Your bag should now be separated into two pouches. Place Conversation Heats in the smaller pouch and place your “Fill-in the Blanks” Valentine card in the larger pouch. Don’t forget to fill out your friends’ names at the top of each card.

xxoo