Thursday, February 14, 2013

Love for Conversation (hearts)

There's something about conversation hearts that I just can't get enough of this year. 
They remind me of Fourth grade, first crushes, & being given a little yellow "Be Mine".
Of course, they don't taste as good as I remember. But man are they DIY inspiring.
I somehow wanted to incorporate them in my decor, but filled dishes wasn't enough. 
So after some thought, I came up with these little plaques.
All the materials can be found at Michaels, even the conversation hearts. (The "Be Mine" eraser is from Target)
For prep, i'd recommend lightly sanding the wood. 

Then go ahead & paint. Two light coats should be perfect, or you could also try one thick coat (depending on the color).
While it dries, feel free to take a snack break & eat those sweet little hearts. 
Then once dry, lightly pencil on whichever message you'd like. 
& use your eraser on any mistakes
I find that conversation hearts themselves are flawed, which is part of their charm. So if your text is a little lopsided or anything don't worry! 

Go ahead & paint over the pencil in red. 
I went over it twice- the second time to even it out a bit.
C'est fini!

You can hang these babies, glaze them & use them as coasters, or anything you so please. 
It's a fun little craft, & it goes by quick, especially if you have some music to sing a long to. 
Songs like the ones that inspired these iPhone wallpapers, my valentine to you guys.
Just right click & save!
Happy Valentines darlings!

*The fine print: You can use these in almost any way you'd like. Use them as wallpapers, print them, share them, pin them, post them on your own sites- just please don't take credit for them. (& I promise I won't take it personally if you 'forget' to link back ;) )

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