With Valentine's Day just around the corner, it's time to start making plans. Nothing screams Valentine's Day quite like conversation hearts. They're colorful, they're graphic, and they say something (sorta) meaningful in ten characters or less. But, they taste kinda icky, so this year, I'm combing the classic conversation heart with something we all actually want to eat: chocolate.
First, Honey Caramel
Hearts! Hearts everywhere! With so many fabulous tutorials out there, it's hard to choose only one. Of course, with these clever & easy how-tos, you can do them all with time to spare. Pictured above is felt heart garland from How About Orange.
If you haven't heard, Valentine's Day is this Sunday. Are you ready for it? If not, check out these great how-to posts from the Curbly vault. We <3 them!
Most people find conversational hearts charming, but that chalky texture? Yeah, not so much. If you make these cookies, you can keep the conversation going while still enjoying a charming and sweet Valentine treat. It all starts with your favorite shortbread recipe. If you don’t have one, check this, this or this.
Danish woven hearts are part of every kid's childhood. (Or they should be.) If you were like me, your hearts ripped as you wove them or as you filled them. Either way, they lead to heart ache. Making them out of fabric, however, will save you countless tears. They'll last for many Christmases and Valentine's days to come and they'll never break your heart. (Over use of puns intended.)
What you need to make 'em:
- fabric, calico works...
Crochet Today featured these little hearts in their Jan/Feb ‘08 issue and have included the tutorial on their website. It’s a super easy project that should take all of five minutes to make, AND it’s a great way to use up those yarn leftovers! (They'd make sweet embellishments for your Valentines cards too.)
If you’re part of the dejected, Valentine-hating crowd, these conversational hearts were made for you. I especially like ‘DORK MAGNET, ‘NO FIX 4 DUMB’ and ‘U LEFT SEATUP’. These bitterly sweet sweets are available at despair.com for about 10 bucks a tin.
I’m not telling who, but let’s just say he is one of my friends. So, in the spirit of things, I’ve decided to keep a look out for ideas which might be of interest to those preparing to walk down the aisle. First up are these absolutely sweet heart-shaped paper clips from the Spoon Sisters. They could be cute in wedding invitations to keep all those important slips of paper–including RSVPs, maps and where-we’re-registered info sheets–neat and...