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Cute Valentine ideas for him: Valentine Candy Heart

Valentine’s Day is a holiday of love. On this day, we show our sweethearts, family, and friends how much we love them. Are you on the lookout for cute Valentine ideas for him that will warm his heart? Special Valentines Day gifts for him? Consider giving homemade Valentine's Day gifts this year. For example, a sweet Valentine heart below makes an adorable Valentines gift for boyfriend or husband.

Valentine ideas for him - heart out of candy

Homemade gifts make people feel deeply appreciated. Giving delicious homemade Valentines gifts will sure put a smile on their face. Check out more Valentines gift ideas for him like this beautiful DIY Candy Bouquet with Kit Kat candy bars.

To make this Valentine candy heart centerpiece, you will need: Styrofoam, candy with red wrappers, red tissue paper, narrow Scotch tape, and a low-temperature glue gun.

Step 1. Cut a heart out of a Styrofoam sheet. Or you can buy a ready-to-use Styrofoam heart disk. The heart can be any size you want. The bigger it is, the more candy you will need. In this example it is about 8 x 5.5 inches.

Valentine heart craft - step 1

Step 2. Wrap the Styrofoam heart with red tissue paper, securing it with glue (use a glue stick or hot glue).
I began wrapping from the bottom up.

Valentine heart - step 2a

Valentines Day craft - Heart candy arrangement

Finally, I cut a heart out of red tissue paper and glued it on top.

Valentine Day crafts - big candy heart idea

Step 3. Prepare candy with red wrappers. For example, you can use Lindt® chocolate truffles or cinnamon disks. You can also use chocolate pieces, for example, Crunch® hearts.

Before gluing candy pieces to the heart, you need to tuck in both wrapper tails and secure them with pieces of Scotch tape.

Candy for valentine heart idea - step 3a

European candies are used for this candy heart arrangement.

Valentine candy - step 3b

Step 4. Secure candy pieces to the foam with hot glue, starting with the perimeter and working towards the center.

Making a candy heart - step 4a

Valentine heart candy centerpiece

Step 5. Decide where approximately you want to insert an arrow. Glue candy pieces to the side of the Valentine heart to the places you are planning for your arrow to go through.

Valentines gift for boyfriend - Candy heart

DIY Valentine gifts for boyfriend - Delicious candy heart

Step 6. Make an arrow. Take two bamboo skewers and secure them together with Scotch tape or floral tape.

Making an arrow

Make an arrow tail from paper, feather pieces, or cellophane as in this example. I attached a piece of gold cello to one end of the arrow with Scotch tape.

Valentines day craft - making an arrow for candy heart

Insert an arrow into the heart (it goes through from one side to the other). Then glue an arrow tip.

Valentine Day ideas for him - DIY heart gift

Homemade Valentines gifts - big candy heart with an arrow

Step 7. Cover the rest of the side of the Valentine heart with candy.

Step 8. You can glue a "face" to your candy heart. You can find and print the face from the Internet or make it yourself using colored paper and felt-tip pens or pencils. You can make eyes yourself or buy ready-to-use plastic eyes in a craft store.

Valentine's heart face

Print this heart’s face.

Valentines day ideas for boyfriend

Instead of an arrow, you can insert “hands” to the sides.

Valentine's day gifts for him - candy heart centerpiece

If you would like to share your Valentine ideas for him, I would be happy to post them on my site.

Lana Glass
Founder of the Site "Incredible Edible Crafts"


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