Valentine's Day conversation hearts are one of those candies that bring back memories. The little box of hearts, flavored slightly with cinnamon oil and each one a singular message to someone you care about.
I'd never purposely buy them now, the taste not as sweet as I remember.
You can, however, make some valentines that will last for much longer. (Although I tend to think those candies could last through an apocalypse.)
Click below for the full step-by-step instructions:
A simple felt heart with a personal message is the perfect replacement. With just a few materials, a basic stitch or two and a quick shot with a glue gun you've got a sweet little valentine for your friends, family or other loved ones.
What you'll need:
- 3-4 squares of felt, different colors of your choice
- 3-4 different colors of embroidery thread
- Pin backs
Sketch a heart on one of your felt pieces. Cut this out and use this one as a pattern for the other hearts.
Draw an even number of hearts, two of each color at least and cut out.
Lightly sketch your message onto the center of the heart that will be the front.
Embroider the on the words, using a basic backstitch.
After you've sewn on your messages, stitch around the edges with a hemstitch, leaving a small hole open on one side.
Push the stuffing inside until full, and then finish up your stitches, making sure your heart is completely sewn up.
Place a pinback onto the backside of your heart and sew on.
Trim any extra thread and then spread the love!
Twinkle VanWinkle was born in a small town in Mississippi. A life-long lover of music, media and food, she grew up following those three things along her path. She has almost 20 years of professional cooking under her apron strings, feeding thousands of friends, family and other folks while working in restaurants and bakeries in Oxford, Miss. She baked apple pies for the "Oprah Winfrey Show" and appeared on Food Network's "The Best Of..." in the same year. Along with producing dynamic lifestyle content for LIN Media, she is a mother, musician and social media fanatic.
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