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Jan 31, 2014

Candy Conversation Heart Shadow Box Frame #ValentineCraft #ValentinesDay


Since starting my Valentine craft and recipe escapades I have been meaning to make something out of the traditional candy conversation hearts. After all, they are the classic way to send messages of endearment with their short but sweet sayings. When Valentine's Day is near it is hard to walk into any store and not see these displayed all around you. They are typically used to give to our loved ones or special valentine but conversation hearts can be used for so many different things! You can use them as a cupcake topping, crush them up into a milkshake, and incorporate them into various Valentine crafts. I have been into seasonal home decorating projects lately and decided to create another fun heart shaped canvas to spread the love. You can see the Valentine Button Heart Canvas I was working on earlier in the month too.


Here is what you are going to need..
  • 1 white shadow box frame
  • candy conversation hearts
  • heart shaped stencil
  • hot glue gun
You can use small and/or large candy conversation hearts for this craft. It depends on the size of the frame and how many candy hearts you have. You will be creating multiple layers so make sure you have plenty to do so. Using a stencil draw a heart shaped pattern in the center of the frame. I suggest using a pencil and a light hand so the outline can be concealed easily when your candy hearts are added.


Before you fill your heart you are going to need to create an outline. This is very important because it will help to keep the shape of the heart as the candies are added. Attach conversation hearts with a hot glue gun. One dab on the back is plenty. Continue to add hearts until bottom surface covered. There will be spaces between the candy but this will be concealed once other layers are added.


By adding several layers to your heart you are creating dimension and it will look as though it is popping out of the shadow box. If you start to lose the shape of your heart add more candies to the outline until you are satisfied. I had to go back and add a heart to the bottom and a few to the top to re-define the roundness.


Candy Conversation Hearts are a sweet way to liven up your Valentine decor. SO sweet that I almost feel obligated to attach a disclaimer here. You may just have to fight off the temptation to nibble on your decorations this year!



31 comments :

  1. What a fun way to use those hearts!! Those are my favorite Valentine's Day candies too, but they never get eaten!

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  2. REALLY cute idea! I love it. and easy for kids to do...not expensive. i think we'll attempt this weekend.

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  3. Well that is just about the cutest Valentine's Day project I've come across over the past week or so. I love how vibrant the hearts look against the white!

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  4. Very cute! And a great inexpensive craft.

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  5. Nothing says Valentine's Day like some conversation hearts! Fun idea, and I love how easy it looks to do.

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  6. Awww I love it and a great way to get the kids involved. I am going out today to see what we can do for their Valentines.

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  7. OH my goodness what a cute idea! I love the conversation hearts because they are so cute and iconic but I don't care to eat them much - this would be an awesome craft with my kids!

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  8. This is so creative. Where did you get the shadow box frame? I have few projects I need to get started and I may just add this to the list.

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  9. This is such a fun craft! My kids would love to do something like that. They ask every day if they can do fun crafts! I'll definitely be adding this (or something similar) to my crafty agenda for this week!

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  10. How cute is this! What a great use of the conversation hearts!

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  11. That is so cute. It looks cute even just with the hearts outlined too.

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  12. This is really cute and not very difficult (my favorite kind of craft)

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  13. I LOVE it! I'm pretty sure I would have goofed and not used an outline so that's a good thing to know. This is super cute!

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  14. Oh, this is just perfect! I absolutely love it - and am writing down the supply list as we speak, so I can attempt it this weekend. Love how it turned out.

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  15. Oh, so cute and creative! This would be a great gift too.

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  16. Awww, these hearts are so classic! And what a fun and simple craft. I think both of my little boys could do this.

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  17. very cute, and a great way to used leftover candy. Maybe we can do this with peeps, too!

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  18. This is just so cute! I would love to do something like this, but we have an ant problem in our house :(

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  19. Love this! What a cute way to decorate for V-day and use up candy!

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  20. I love that there are so few steps to this because I can get a little impatient with crafts. Also coveting those ceramic owls!

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  21. That is so cute! It's a great way to use that leftover candy as well! Rather than stuffing our mouths! lol

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  22. That's so cute! I love how it's 3d!

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  23. that's really adorable for valentine's day. i wonder if it would hold up for next year?

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  24. So cute!! I love this! I have a craft I'll be posting that is similar.

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  25. I love conversation hearts - hands down one of my favorite candies. This would be great to make the day after Valentine's Day when they go on clearance. (Always thinking ahead to the next year!)

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  26. What an adorable idea to make a gift for someone. So much you can say with those conversation hearts.

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  27. How cute is this....I love it and want to do this one too

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  28. Awe, what a cute idea. This would make a great gift for teachers too.

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  29. Oh so cute! This would make a great gift or decoration! I would have never thought about doing this!

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  30. What a fun way to use conversation hearts! And such an inexpensive craft that looks pretty posh, too!

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  31. That is adorable! Thanks for sharing!

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