I have always loved Valentine Conversation candy hearts. I made some out of clay that are personalized and will last forever.
Remember the red and white sweetheart box filled with conversation hearts that we would all get for Valentine’s Day? These hearts were a staple from my childhood. They were pastel-colored and each stamped with red letters spelling out a quippy saying. They were fun to eat, but I much preferred looking at all of the sayings on them.
For this Valentine’s Day, I was looking for a quick 30-minute craft and decided I wanted to replicate the Sweetheart conversation hearts with oven-dry clay, paint, a red ink pad, and alphabet letter stamps.
I created a list of sayings that I wanted to stamp onto the hearts and got to work!
If you have ever used oven dry clay, it is really easy to work with. You simply warm the clay in your hands and roll it out on a solid surface to the desired thickness.
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What You Need to Make This Craft
- Air Dry Clay
- Heart shaped cookie cutter
- Acrylic Paint – Pastel Colors – I used pink, lavendar, yellow and orange.
- Small letter stamps
- Ink stamp pad
For these hearts, I rolled the clay out to ¼” thickness. I love using these rolling pin bands because they help you get the same thickness of clay every time you roll.
Next, I used a medium-sized heart cookie cutter to cut out the hearts.
Next, I transferred them to a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and baked them for 10 minutes.
Be sure to flip them over and bake for 5 more minutes until the dark gray (on the underneath side) is light gray/white. Remove the clay hearts to a drying rack.
While the clay hearts were in the oven, I mixed four different colors, (pink, lavender, yellow, and orange) together with white paint to the desired pastel color.
Once the colors were on point, I painted the top and sides of each of the dried hearts.
Once all of the hearts were painted and dried, I used the red stamp pad and alphabet stamps to stamp the sayings on each of the hearts.
I chose sayings like: Love You, Text Me, You’re Mine, Honey Bunch (my husband’s nickname), You’re Cute, Tweet Me and Kiss Me.
I love that these look a lot like the candy hearts.
I could have made more but I ran out of time.
I love that there are so many ways to style these in my home.
You can put them in a tray on a coffee table (Just make sure no one tries to eat them.)
I put a square glass vase inside of a larger square glass vase and slipped the clay hearts in-between the edges.
Finally, I recently found some apothecary jars and I love using them to style items throughout my home.
Don’t they look cute in this one?
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