I don’t think there is anything more iconic when it comes to Valentine’s Day than cupid and conversation hearts. Those sweet little candies have been a Valentine’s Day cliche since 1902, and their witty messages have been making Valentine’s Day sweeter ever since. This year sweeten up your Valentine’s Day with Painted Conversation Heart Boxes.
I am personally not a fan of conversation hearts, I would much rather have chocolate, but my kids love them. I found these little heart shaped boxes at Michaels and thought they would make cute conversation heart boxes for a special Valentine’s Day surprise. I teamed up with DecoArt to create this super easy craft project that you can recreate in less than 30 minutes.
What You Will Need:
- Heart Shaped Box (I found mine at Michaels)
- Americana Acrylic Paint – Baby Pink, Sweet Mint, Peony Pink, Lilac
- Paint Brush
- Red Vinyl or Red Stickers
- Cricut Cutting Machine (optional)
- Conversation Heart Candy
Paint the heart shaped box with your desired color. I tried to make mine look like the traditional pastel candy and used baby pink, sweet mint and lilac paint to achieve that look.
While the paint is drying use your Cricut to cut out vinyl sayings. Look at the conversation hearts for inspiration on what phrases to include.
Use vinyl transfer tape to attach the saying to the lid of the heart shaped box.
Remove the transfer tape to revel your finished design.
Fill the box with conversation heart or a special Valentine’s Day treat for your kids.
My kids are going to love their sweet Valentine’s Day surprise, and I love that I was able to create a fun and personalized gift for them. And most of all I love that this project was super simple and cost me less than $10 to make all three. Who needs expensive flowers, overpriced boxes of chocolates and giant stuffed animals when you can win them over with witty messages and conversation hearts!
I think these cute boxes would be great for teacher gifts too. Just put a fun phrase on the lid, like “You Rock” or “Best Teacher” and fill it up with candy and a gift card.
Ok, I’m curious…are you a fan of conversation hearts? Or are you like me and think they are yucky?
Looking for more inspiration? Make sure you check out some of our other favorite Decoart projects and Valentine’s Day crafts: