My kids and I were in the Dollar Store looking for an Valentine Card idea for my son. He was thinking golf but we actually settled on something else that we will be working on soon and sharing. However, while we were there I picked up a few items that I thought I would experiment with and make a Valentine’s Day decoration.
For $3 I bought a bag of small conversation hearts, 1 bag of the large conversation hearts and 2 styrofoam discs.
My son needed to be diverted from his siblings that afternoon so I called him into the kitchen to help. We started hot glueing the candy on in a circle and then I thought why not make a heart in the middle.
I drew a heart in the middle and he filled them in with pink candies. (next time I will turn them over so it is one solid looking heart instead of the distraction of the words.
Then filled around them and on the sides.
Stuck a bamboo skewer into it.
I started to make another one and at the end thought I would make a solid picture.
Here is what I came up with, much cuter with the solid color amongst the worded ones.
Put the large smarties and some more styrofoam if you have some at the bottom of a glass vase, and you have yourself an adorable and cheap centerpiece.
These are pretty heavy so the strofoam helped them for turning. Since my are going to be facing a wall we did not cover both sides, I just added some felt to the back help it appear darker.
You will need 2 bags of the small hearts if you want to cover both sides of two discs.