Conversation Heart Magnets

Conversation Heart Magnets | this heart of mine

I’m on a conversation heart kick this year. Not eating them so much as using their likeness creatively. Despite my feelings for the original candy, I shared conversation heart envelopes last week and this week, it’s conversation heart magnets. The first idea inspired the second. I will admit, however, these little hearts are my favorite. Their cheeriness really makes me smile.

It’s uncanny how much the texture of plaster resembles the texture of the actual candy which, in my opinion, only strengthens my stance on what brand makes the best conversation heart candy. All the more reason to be thankful these cuties are only for hanging stuff on the fridge. :)

Conversation Heart Magnets | this heart of mine

These are so simple to make and the process is quick! Supplies are inexpensive too so if your three-year-old manages to miraculously rope one off the front of the fridge and it breaks, it’s not a big deal. Just sweep it up and congratulate the boy on his roping skills.

Conversation Heart Magnets | this heart of mine

Supplies:

-plaster, I used Plaster of Paris
-spoon
heart mold
-inks or paint, I used s-e-i- tumble dye
-magnets
-stamp set, this one is similar
-paint for stamps

Conversation Heart Magnets | this heart of mine

Mix up the plaster according to the manufacturer’s directions. Use a spoon to fill the heart mold about 2/3rds full.

Conversation Heart Magnets | this heart of mine

Allow the plaster to full dry and them pop them out.

Conversation Heart Magnets | this heart of mine

I used s-e-i tumble dye dyes to to add color to the hearts though you can use paints, inks or other dye to do it. Because they are so bold and bright, I diluted the inks with water. Then I dipped the hearts in the colors. The plaster soaks up the color and dries super quick.

Conversation Heart Magnets | this heart of mine

When the coloring has dried, use a small set of alphabet stamps to add the phrases.

Conversation Heart Magnets | this heart of mine

Attach a magnet and hang.

Conversation Heart Magnets | this heart of mine

Conversation Heart Magnets | this heart of mine

I couldn’t stop taking pictures of them. They are just so cute.

So will you Be Mine, Cutie Pie?

Conversation Heart Magnets | this heart of mine

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About Amy Christie

Amy is a wife, mother of two and a maker. Making is her thing whether it is food, DIYs or photos of her children. Follow Amy on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Bloglovin, Twitter, and through her once-a-month newsletter to keep up with the latest from this heart of mine.

9 thoughts on “Conversation Heart Magnets

  1. Wow! It is so difficult to duplicate the actual colors and markings conversation hearts have. But you’ve done another incredible job! I never thought of using Plaster of Paris! I hope we have time to do all these projects you’ve inspired in me! Thanks for sharing! Pinned and Tweeted!

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