I love candy hearts. Mostly, eating them. But it seems I’ve also made a bunch of fun DIY candy heart craft projects, as evidenced here, here, and here (geez…Necco needs to give me a job, y’all!). They’re just so fun and easy to use, and basically all you have to do is glue them to something and you’ll get a pretty finished product.
The only bummer here is that I didn’t take pictures of my process. Mostly because it’s been cold and dark for days and there hasn’t been any light – and I got tired of waiting for the sun, so I just went ahead and made it (and then stared at it for three days on my desk until it was sunny enough to photograph).
But also, it was pretty easy and I think you get the gist of it just by looking at it. But read on to see where I got my supplies and what I used!
Candy Heart Craft
Here’s what you need to make this super simple candy heart craft (I normally buy everything at Michaels, but like I’ve said, it’s been cold out – so I ordered everything from Amazon except for the paint, which I already had):
- Cardboard letters (x and o)
- Candy hearts (you can buy them at Walmart for *super* cheap this time of year, but I don’t like the blue hearts! So I bought them from Amazon, no blue hearts included, and didn’t have to deal with the blues. Also, it’s my way of saying, “TAKE THE BLUE HEARTS AWAY, NECCO!”
- Paint (any pretty pastel will work – white or black might also be cute! – but the color used here is called Baby Pink and the brand is Plaid)
- Glue gun (this is the one I have)
- Paint brush (I used a cheap foam one, like this – it was perfect for painting the nooks and crannies of that X!)
Start by painting your letters. I only did one coat because I wanted to get these done right.this.second. But next time I’d probably add a second coat.
Once your paint is dry, use your hot to glue to affix the hearts to the letters. I did a line of glue and three hearts at a time. I flipped my hearts over and glued them face-down. I might leave a few with the sayings right-side-up next time.
To make this kid-friendly, swap out the hot glue for regular craft glue and let them at it!
And that’s it! I told you it was easy!
This will probably go on my mantel next to my candy heart trees from last year.
Here are a couple other fun ways I found to use candy hearts:
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