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)
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!