DIY Conversation Heart Place Cards

I’m not even sure if I’ve had “real” conversation hearts before, as what we have over here in Australia may not be the exact candy that is (was?) so iconic over in America, but one thing is for sure: conversation hearts will ALWAYS be one of the cutest and *prettiest* candies in my eyes 😍

I’ve had this design for place cards in my mind for the LONGEST time, but I haven’t been able to get them right as I’ve been trying to make the letters out of craft foam and that has not been working πŸ˜…

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I tried to cut them out by hand (disaster), and then I bought some pre-cut ones, but they were all different colours and I wanted them to look more uniform.

I soon realised I was putting too much pressure on this “perfect” place card that I had mind, so I settled for some really cute, pretty-n-pink stickers instead!

After all, the majority of my place card DIY involve using my Cricut machines, and I have no idea how many of you even have one of those – but with this super easy project, you don’t need one πŸ™Œ

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YOU WILL NEED:

β™‘ Pink, red, yellow, and purple craft foam sheets
β™‘ Pink letter stickers
β™‘ Scissors
β™‘ Pencil
β™‘ Tracing paper (optional)

DIRECTIONS:

1. If you’re not confident drawing freehand (me! πŸ™‹β€β™€οΈ), get up a photo of a heart illustration on your computer and enlarge it until it’s the size you want. Place your tracing paper against your screen and very lightly trace around the heart with your pencil.

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2. Cut around your tracing and discard of your excess tracing paper. Place the heart on one of your coloured sheets of craft foam, then trace around it. Move onto the second colour sheet and trace around.

Do the same with the third and fourth, and repeat with as many as you will be needing.

3. Carefully cut out all your hearts. Keep in mind that cutting out craft foam can be a little tricky as it’s quite thick and it can appear as though you’re cutting it out perfectly fine until you’ve pulled your scissors away.

I actually recommend cutting as quickly as possible, as the slower you go, the rougher the edges will be. Also, when you get to the tops of the heart, stop when you get to the point, then go back around the other way; don’t attempt to curve your scissors as it will warp the hearts.

4. Place your letter stickers in the middle of each foam heart, then you are done! So simple, yet SO cute πŸ’•βœ¨

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I’m sure some of you are probably thinking this is a project more suited for Valentine’s Day (or GALentine’s Day!) – and whilst it would go super well for both of those holidays – I’m a believer in hearts, love, and all the shades of pink and red ALL year ’round! πŸ’•β€οΈ

Okay, before you go, you can tell me: what IS your favourite candy? I’ll see if I can incorporate it into a DIY or a future recipe of mine! Just let me know in the comments πŸ‘‡

Until next time,
Indya xx

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14 thoughts on “DIY Conversation Heart Place Cards

  1. These look super cute. I think your idea of using letter stickers is a good one. That way they look nice and tidy. I’ve seen precut foam hearts in shops. Those might come in handy too. I can’t cut without it looking messy lol.

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    • Thank you! Yes, I always have letter stickers in a lot of colours just in case πŸ˜‚ I am yet to see craft foam cut into any shapes before. Then again, if it was already in a heart, I wouldn’t have done anything! Haha

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  2. These are such cute place cards and I think that the stickers look great! We are our own worst critics, more often than not, but these turned out great and I wouldn’t have had any idea that you were planning on something different than what I saw here – they look so well done that I would have assumed this was the goal! Congrats!

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    • Aww, thank you so much! This is such a sweet comment πŸ™ˆπŸ™Š I am definitely very hard on myself, but then there’s super kind people out there like you who come along and make my day, and that inspires me to keep creating and practicing ☺️✨ Thank you again πŸŒˆπŸ’•

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  3. I’m not really good with crafts ☹️ but these are really cute ☺️ and this is something I see myself creating! I love marshmallows and gummy bears! Would love to see a DIY for that too

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    • These are SUPER easy! Just cut a heart out of foam (I traced mine, so you can too!), then stick some letter stickers down β˜ΊοΈπŸ’• Remember, my motto is: “if I can do it, you can too!” πŸ™Œ

      If you search the words “gummy bear” here on the blog, you’ll find a tutorial for a DIY resin gummy bear charm bracelet, as well as a recipe for homemade gummy bears 😊🌈

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