I was walking through the grocery store the other day looking at the Valentine’s Day candy when I saw conversation hearts. I wrinkled my nose because I immediately imagined the chalky taste associated with them. I guess it depends on your taste, but I’m not wild about them. So, I decided to make conversation magnets for Valentine’s Day instead. They are useful and cute!
Things You Will Need:
Magnetic tape strips
*You can get the gems from the Dollar Store and the magnetic tape strips from Walmart.
Ignore the paint brush. I don’t know why I put it in the picture, but you won’t need it.
Pick a pretty Valentine’s Day paper that is pink or red and trace the gem. When you cut it out, cut inside of the circle to make it a bit smaller.
Write some conversation notes on the circles you’ve just cut out. Make sure you write small and keep it in the center.
Add a small drop of Diamond Glaze on the back of the gem. Lay one of the circles face down (so that the writing faces the back of the gem) onto the glue. Let it dry.
Add another drop of glue to the back of the circle and press a pre-cut strip of the magnetic tape.
The magnet had a layer of adhesive on the back of it, but considering that I spend $1 something for the whole pack, I didn’t trust the adhesive to stick. Go with the glue.
Let it dry. Repeat for the remaining magnets.
When you are finished, you should have something like the above image.
They are cute and functional! Mail them to your friends 🙂
11 thoughts on “DIY Valentine’s Day Conversation Magnets”
Very cute …. even if Valentine has never been my thing … we should show we love each other .. every day. *smile
Reblogged this on The Adventures of Jenna and Neil.
great idea – for Valentine’s Day and even other non-holidays. The kids would love to make these.
Take pictures if you decide to make them! I would love to see them!
I’d go for red or purple, pink’s not my thing. But I love this project, and it’s pretty kid-friendly. Stupid me, I didn’t even realize you’d put them in a heart shape until I pinned it to one of my Pinterest boards. D’oh!
Haha, thanks so much for pinning it! I really wanted to find heart shaped glass so that i could make heart magnets, but I wasn’t having any luck.
Definitely, this one is kid friendly. (As long as they don’t glue their fingers together.)
Thankfully my little guy understands when he needs help from an adult, though he can still be stubborn. He gets it from both sides, so he never had a chance. Poor kid… 😛
Hahaha! at least you that he knows better. That’s a good start! How old is he?
Four and a half…I’m still not ready to think about him turning 5 this summer. He’s still my baby, always will be. He’s okay with listening. There are a few offenses that get him a swat on the bum, but they’re pretty serious. He actually loves to paint (or did?). When Sandy hit and we had no power, he made A LOT of art 🙂 I call the collection his Sandy art.
Very cool idea, Thanks! Xxx
Thank you! Who real likes conversation heart candy anyway?