Valentine Candy Heart
Valentine’s Day is a holiday of love. On Valentine’s Day, we show our sweethearts, family, and friends how much we love them. Are you on the lookout for special gifts for your loved ones? Consider giving homemade Valentines gift ideas this year. For example, a sweet Valentine heart below.
Homemade gifts make people feel deeply appreciated. Giving delicious homemade Valentine gifts will sure put a smile on their face.
To make this Valentine heart, you will need: Styrofoam, candy with red wrappers, red tissue paper, narrow Scotch tape, and a low-temperature glue gun.
Valentine heart - 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 the heart, the more candy you will need. The size of the heart in this example is about 8 x 5.5 inches.
Valentine heart - step 2. Wrap the Styrofoam heart in red tissue paper, securing it with glue (use a glue stick or hot glue).
Finally, I cut a heart out of red tissue paper and glued it on top.
Valentine heart - step 3. Prepare candy with red wrappers. For example, you can use Lindt® chocolate truffles or cinnamon disks. You can also use chocolate hearts, for example, Crunch® hearts.
European candies are used for this candy heart arrangement.
Candy heart - step 4. Secure candy pieces to the foam heart with hot glue, starting with the perimeter and working towards the center.
Candy heart - 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.
Valentine candy heart - step 6. Make an arrow. Take two bamboo skewers and secure them together with Scotch tape or floral tape.
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.
Insert an arrow into the heart (it goes through from one side to the other). Then glue an arrow tip.
Valentine heart - step 7. Cover the rest of the side of the Valentine heart with candy.
Valentine heart - 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.
Instead of an arrow, you can insert “heart’s hands” to the sides.
If you would like to share your homemade valentine gifts, I would be happy to post them on my site.