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Give your friends something to talk about this Valentine’s Day and host an adorable Conversation Heart Valentine’s Day Party!
Conversation Hearts are an iconic candy staple for Valentine’s Day. Whether you love them or hate them there is no denying they make the perfect decorations for a party!
Those sweet little candies have been Valentine’s Day cliche since 1902, and their witty messages have been making Valentine’s Day sweeter ever since. I decided to bring these iconic little candies to life and create the perfect party backdrop for a sweet celebration.
I used my Cricut to create quick and easy decorations to help you spread the love this Valentine’s Day. The oversized Sweethearts candy box makes the perfect photo booth prop filled with DIY conversation heart balloons.
Love comes in all shapes and sizes. And with Cricut, anyone can become a Valentine’s Day match-MAKER and party expert! Follow the directions below to create your own classic Valentine’s Day party decorations perfect for classroom parties, play dates, or family celebrations.
Cricut Conversation Heart Party Decoration Supplies
- Cricut Explore Air 2
- 2 – White 3D Trifold Project Board 39 x 48
- Standard Grip Mat
- Conversation Heart Party SVG
- Cricut Cardstock Sorbet
- Cricut TrueControl Knife
- Red Vinyl
- Heart Balloons
- Decoart Lipstick Red Acrylic Paint
- Decoart Bubble Gum Acrylic Paint
- Clear Cellophane Wrap
- Packing Tape
How to Make Conversation Heart Party Decorations
Open up Cricut Designs Space and the Conversation Heart Party SVG. Here you will find all of the elements you need to create the conversation heart balloons, the templates for the candy box, and the conversation heart backdrop candies.
Start by cutting out the vinyl sayings for your conversation heart balloons in red vinyl. Apply transfer tape to the vinyl sayings and peel them back to reveal your design.
Blow up the heart balloons and tie them.
Carefully apply the vinyl sayings to each balloon. Make sure to gently rub the saying onto the balloon and go slowly as you remove the transfer tape so the balloons don’t pop.
Now it’s time to create the box for your conversation hearts. Begin by cutting out 2 of the large 18″ half heart templates on cardstock. Once the pieces are cut out, match them up and secure with a piece of washi tape to create a large heart.
Place the heart in the center of one of the tri-fold boards and trace around it.
Next, follow the same steps above but with the 16″ heart and trace that in the center of the 18″ heart. This will be the innermost heart and the part that you cut out.
I wanted a double heart border so I ended up freehanding another heart about 2 ” apart from the largest heart (the first 18″ heart you traced) to create the white border.
Use the Bubble Gum acrylic paint and paint the entire board pink, except for the hearts you’ve just traced.
Paint the inner border of the heart with the Lipstick Red acrylic paint.
Use the TrueControl Knife to cut out the center of the heart. Turn the board over and cover the hole left with the cellophane wrap and use packing tape to secure it to the board.
Customize the candy box by adding the vinyl saying “sweethearts” to the top of the box and in the bottom corner add the weight and heart stickers.
Now it’s time to put your box together. Fold both boards and fit them together to form a rectangle box, tape them together on the inside.
Fill the box with the conversation heart balloons.
DIY Conversation Heart Party Backdrop
Create a candy-colored backdrop for your new giant box of Sweetheart Conversation Candy. Cut out a variety of conversation hearts from the sorbet cardstock.
Hang a pastel tassel garland and then tape the cardstock conversation hearts to the wall all around.
Use your cute new backdrop and giant conversation heart candy box to take photos with your sweet valentine!
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