I’m sure you remember those chalky conversation hearts you got for Valentine’s day back in elementary school. The sayings were sweet, but the taste was anything but. I made an equally inedible version for February fourteenth.
I made party picks out of mine, but these little clay hearts can take a thousand different forms. Forgo the toothpicks and you can use them for many Valentine’s projects.
Here are a few other ideas:
- Put a handful in a small muslin bag to give to your Valentine
- Poke holes in the sides of the hearts before baking them and add a small length of chain to make decanter tags for your bar cart
- Make a Valentine’s day necklace
- Poke a hole near the top-center, add an ornament hook and put them on a Valentine’s tree
- String them together to make a garland
- Use them as placecards for a dinner party
- Make tags for wine glasses
Here’s the how-to:
- Polymer clay
- A rolling pin
- A small heart-shaped cookie cutter
- Small alphabet stamps (I used metal stamps I had, but the dollar section at Michaels has small letter rubber stamps)
- An oven
- Pastel paints
- A paintbrush
- A thin red Sharpie
Roll out your clay to about 1/4 inch thickness. Use your cookie cutter to cut as many hearts as you desire. Stamp them with lovey messages. I chose Be Mine, Wink Wink, Love You, Kiss Me, BFF, Me & You, XOXO and URAQT. Bake your hearts at 275°F for approximately 20 minutes. Once they cool, paint them, let dry, and retrace the messages with a red pen.
If you’re looking for more Valentine’s Day inspiration, take a look at my February Pinterest board.
Thanks for reading,