Who doesn’t love conversation hearts for Valentine’s Day? I tuck my heart bouquet onto my mantle the day I take down the Christmas decorations. This bouquet is a quick craft, perfect for kids – it takes just about an hour to make, including drying time. This makes a great DIY Valentine centerpiece.
You will need:
3″ Smoothfoam cube
Conversation heart stickers
Pipe cleaners in an assortment of pink, red, hot pink and metallic
Pink acrylic paint
Screw driver or knitting needle
Narrow Valentine-themed ribbon
Tacky Glue, glitter glue
Paint 5 of the 6 sides of the cube. Allow paint to dry.
Glue a 14″ length of ribbon around the top edge of the cube.
Punch a hole at the top center of the cube with a screwdriver or knitting needle.
Prepare each conversation heart flowers by peeling the liners off of two heart stickers and pressing the pipe cleaner between them. Push the pipe cleaner stem into the hole on the cube. Add about a dozen more such flowers.
For variety, you can twist together two pipe cleaners and shape the top third into a heart to tuck into the cube.
Embellish the cube with glitter glue dots.