Monday, January 19, 2015

Conversational Hearts Tree


Conversational hearts candy and Valentines day seem to go hand in hand.  However, I am not usually a fan of eating conversational hearts, personally I prefer chocolate. But I folded this year - between my daughter asking to buy them every time we passed by them at the grocery store and because of some really cute crafts I've been eyeing up on Pinterest.

This past weekend was rainy and both my kids (and hubby) were busy playing so I took advantage of the quiet time to do a "Mommy" craft and made this Conversational Hearts Tree.  I've been housing a styrofoam tree for about a year hoping to use it as a Christmas craft but luckily found a way to use it as a Valentine craft.  Here's what you'll need:

Conversational Hearts (about 1 bags worth)
Styrofoam tree
Foam heart
Toothpick
Glue gun


Like I said the kids and hubby were busy so I opened up my ipad, put in my ear buds and enjoyed listening to my favorite Pandora station....ahh....Mommy time!  

Here's what to do, so simple....just put a tiny dab of glue on the back of the hearts and keep gluing going round and round -  here's the first row.  


I decided to put a topper on although you don't have to.  I used a foam heart, wrote Be Mine on it, glued it to a toothpick and stuck it on top of the tree.  

(without the heart topper)

(with heart topper)

I always like to spruce up our mantel for holidays so I knew putting this on our fireplace was the perfect spot.  I just put out some hearts around it and placed it in the center of our mantel.  I think it's a sweet Valentines Day touch!




26 comments:

  1. Super cute for Valentines, pinning!

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    1. Thanks Heather! It was fun to make too!

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    1. Thanks Nicola! I really enjoyed making it!

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  4. Look so beautiful! Thank you for sharing it with us #pintorials

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    1. Thanks, Eileen! It adds just the right amount of Valentines cheer!

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  5. What a great way to decorate with the kids for Vday!

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  6. Awww but I want to eat them! Just kidding, the tree looks super cute. Thanks for linking up to Snickerdoodle Sunday.

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    1. My husband and kids did sneak a few in, lol!!

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  7. great way to spend some mommy time! I love the conversational hearts tree. I don't like to eat the things also, but this looks well worth the purchase.

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    1. it was fun having some quiet Mommy crafting time!

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  8. What a very clever idea! It's so cute and festive on your mantel!

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  9. That hearts tree is so cute! With February just around the corner, I should really start thinking of a nice valentine craft project for our little home.

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    1. Thanks so much! I really enjoyed the quiet Mommy time making this one!

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  10. Following you from Sharing Saturday. This is beautiful and gave you a time to enjoy creating just for you. Love it.
    Blessings,
    Janis

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    1. Thanks Janis! It was really nice having some Mommy crafting time :)

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  12. This is so cute and a lovely way to bring Valentine's Day into the home. Even better, if you could eat it afterwards :)

    Thanks for linking up with Monday Parenting Pin It Party x

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  13. What a cute decoration for Valentine's Day!


    Thank you for stopping by the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop this week. We hope to see you drop by our neck of the woods next week!

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  14. Adorable! I love this. I was trying to think of a craft I could do with conversation hearts actually. This is great. Thanks for joining is at Sunday's Best link up. We hope to see you again next week.

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    1. Thanks! I enjoy kids crafts but this one was all Mommy and I really enjoyed putting it together.

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