With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s time to start making plans. Nothing screams Valentine’s Day quite like conversation hearts. They’re colorful, they’re graphic, and they say something (sorta) meaningful in ten characters or less. But, they taste kinda icky, so this year, I’m combing the classic conversation heart with something we all actually want to eat: chocolate.
Not only is this approach budget-friendly, but it’s a very simple project that you can easily customize for your Valentine, no matter your level of experience with crafting. Continue Reading
Hearts! Hearts everywhere! With so many fabulous tutorials out there, it’s hard to choose only one. Of course, with these clever & easy how-tos, you can do them all with time to spare. Pictured above is felt heart garland from How About Orange.
Most people find conversational hearts charming, but that chalky texture? Yeah, not so much. If you make these cookies, you can keep the conversation going while still enjoying a charming and sweet Valentine treat. It all starts with your favorite shortbread recipe. If you don’t have one, check this, this or this.
After mixing up your batter, you separate it, add food coloring of your choice, roll out, cut out and bake. For the conversation part, the mad scientists over at EMS suggest stencils and a can of decorating spray. Continue Reading
Danish woven hearts are part of every kid’s childhood. (Or they should be.) If you were like me, your hearts ripped as you wove them or as you filled them. Either way, they lead to heart ache. Making them out of fabric, however, will save you countless tears. They’ll last for many Christmases and Valentine’s days to come and they’ll never break your heart. (Over use of puns intended.)
I’m not telling who, but let’s just say he is one of my friends. So, in the spirit of things, I’ve decided to keep a look out for ideas which might be of interest to those preparing to walk down the aisle. First up are these absolutely sweet heart-shaped paper clips from the Spoon Sisters. They could be cute in wedding invitations to keep all those important slips of paper–including RSVPs, maps and where-we’re-registered info sheets–neat and tidy. Continue Reading