Happy Valentines Day everybody!!! This really is one of my favorite months. What could be better than a month full of pink and red and hearts everywhere?!? Unfortunately the beginning of this month is just flying by and this pregnancy is really taking it all out of me. I didn’t get to make half of the Valentines crafts I planned on. So I guess I am going to have to save them for later on in the year, when I have more energy. Thank goodness hearts and love are in style everyday…am I right?!?
This is the only craft that I finished so I am going to post it before Valentines comes and goes!! My inspiration was of course, those classic Valentines day treats we all got in school during our Valentines Day card exchanges: Conversation Hearts!! While I never really cared to eat them, I always did enjoy reading the messages printed on them.
- Four wooden hearts painted in pastel hues. I decided on pink, green, yellow, and purple.
- Valentines day ribbon
- hot glue gun
- The first step would be to paint your unfinished hearts in the colors that you choose. I had to play around with a bunch of different colors to get the shades just right- and I added a lot of white.
- Next, I had to put the writing on my hearts. For some reason this step was not as easy as I was hoping it would be. I originally wanted to paint the letters directly on the hearts, but I could not find a paint shade that I liked. So instead I typed the saying in Microsoft Word to apply directly to the hearts. I used Verdana in size 200.
- Carefully cut out each letter, removing as much white as possible. A little bit of the white background is ok- once it is glued on you can barely see it.
- Next, you are going to have to glue the letters on. I used a paint brush to put just a tiny bit of slightly watered down glue onto the backs of the letters. If you use too much glue it will cause the ink to bleed and run and will look very sloppy. ( I know this because it happened to me a more times than I care to admit 😉 )
- The final step is to glue the hearts with hot glue onto your Valentines Day ribbon.
These hearts are perfect to hang on either your door or on the wall. I actually have mine hanging on the wall in my kitchen. If fit perfectly and helped to bring Valentines Day to a place that does not get much attention!