This cute candy heart craft is very easy to make and will be an attractive addition to your Valentine's Day decor. You may even want to leave it up after Valentine's Day!
If you already have an old picture frame, all you will need to buy for this project is a bag of conversation candy hearts.
Here are the supplies that you will need:
- Conversation candy hearts
- Picture frame
- Spray paint (optional)
- Hot glue gun
If you like how the frame already looks, then you can move on to the next step. If you have an old frame you want to spruce up, you can use a can of spray paint to give it new life. I decided to spray paint a cheap, old brown frame white. You don't even have to be a good painter. My husband informed me that my paint job left a lot to be desired and that he would have to sand it and re-paint it to fix it. It didn't help that it was windy that day and the wind was blowing my newspaper underneath my frame all over the place.
Good news, though. If you like the "distressed" look, all you have to do to fix a bad paint job is take some sand paper and sand down the thick spots in the paint. That is what I did, and I did not do any re-painting. In fact, I really like how my frames turned out.
Next, remove the glass from the frame and clean it really well on both sides. Lay the glass down, facing up, in front of you. Sort through the candy hearts and pick out the best hearts.
While your glue gun is heating up, arrange the candy hearts on the glass in the shape of the pattern you are trying to create. For my large picture, I created a large heart shape that covered most of the glass. For my smaller picture (my 6-year-old son helped with this one), we created just the outline of a small heart. Make sure to leave room along the edges to put the glass back in the picture frame.
After you have all the hearts arranged on the glass, start lifting them up one by one, and put a dot of hot glue on the bottom of each heart and then put them back in place on the glass. If you make a mistake, you can lift them off again, but you might have to scrape the glue off the glass, which is possible to do, but try to avoid it if you can.
I am very happy with how our candy heart pictures turned out. I love decorating for holidays, but I have never decorated much for Valentine's Day. These pictures will be a great start to my new Valentine's Day decoration collection.
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