Who doesn’t love those conversation hearts that come out around Valentine’s Day? You may know of conversation hearts as those little hard, pastel candy hearts with sayings on them such as “Be Mine” “I Love You” “Forever Mine”. Kids and adults alike enjoy eating and sharing conversation hearts with each other on Valentine’s Day.
Here is a craft to share your love of conversation hearts. It is a picture frame! This is a simple craft that you can make and have ready to use or give in an afternoon. This is a fun Valentine’s Day gift that certainly isn’t one that is very pricey.
To make this craft you will need:
an acrylic picture frame with no frame around it
conversation hearts, ideally several of the little boxes
a good glue – Gorilla glue is a great glue to use
a photo to put in the frame
Begin by cleaning off your frame with a paper towel to make sure there isn’t any dust or especially a price tag on it. Remove the price tag with hot, soapy water. Dry off.
Put down newspapers to protect the surface that you are working on. Lay the picture frame so that the frame is facing up, facing you.
Open the first box of conversation hearts. Select the conversation hearts that you would like to go on the picture frame. Now there are several ways you can decorate your frame. You can only put conversation hearts into the corners of the picture frame. Or you can put conversation hearts all the way around the border of the picture frame. Another idea is to decorate the picture frame with conversation hearts so that you make a “frame” out of conversation hearts that is shaped like a heart, that will look really adorable once you put a picture in it. Use little drops of glue and glue down the conversation hearts.
Let the conversation hearts dry for about an hour. This will give them enough time for the glue to set. Now it is time to give them a little dab of clear nailpolish to make them shiny. Open the clear nailpolish and just brush the tops of the hearts with clear nailpolish. Allow this to dry, most nailpolish dries quickly, within fifteen minutes. If you want to add a little glitter to your frame, this is the step to do so. Your frame will look best if you use glitter sparingly, so only use a little dab of glitter. A little with go a very long way in making your picture frame look great.
Once the nailpolish is dry, your picture frame is ready to go. Put the photo in it and gift wrap it to give it as a present, or just enjoy it. Happy Valentine’s Day!