This DIY Conversation Heart Photo Frame is a perfect way to capture a favorite memory with family and loved ones! It makes a pretty Valentine’s Day decoration for the home too!
I have never been a fan of eating conversation hearts. Even when I’m desperate for something sugary, I’ll always choose to raid the chocolate chip bag before turning to the colored chalk candies. 🙂 Ha!
But, that being said, I think they are super cute and absolutely ideal for crafts! As far as I’m concerned, it’s their sole purpose to decorate my home and make it look all festive for Valentine’s Day.
Conversation hearts and flowers have a way of instantly pretty-ing things up for Love Day, don’t you think? I can’t help but smile now when I walk by this setup on my kitchen counter.
Tulips have always been my favorite flower. Things couldn’t have worked out better for me on my wedding day, because when the hubby and I made our grand entrance out of the building where we were married, there were gorgeous tulips planted all around the grounds. It was April, so they were in full, amazing bloom. The view really was breathtaking!
So I beamed from ear to ear when FTD sent me this beautiful arrangement!
Since the tulips brought back so many memories from my wedding day, I thought they warranted a DIY photo frame companion featuring my favorite picture of my husband and I as a newlywed couple. I can’t believe we’re coming up on 12 years of marriage! Time flies when you’re in love. 🙂
I found a scrap piece of wood in my garage that was just the right size for the job, so I painted it, Mod Podged the photo in the center, then went to town hot gluing conversation hearts around the edges. I calculated that I glued over a hundred of those adorable hearts! It really did go quickly, though, so don’t shy away from this fun craft! And I realized that there is a serious shortage of pink hearts compared to the other colors. I used every last one in the bag! 🙂
Here’s a quick photo tutorial on how to make this simple frame:
My wood scrap measured 8 1/2″ x 7″ and I used a 4×6 photo. The paint color is Sea Breeze by Americana. You may want to lay the hearts out before hot gluing them just to make sure they align nicely on the wood and the color patterns are to your liking.
This is such a great way to display a photo of the ones you care about for Valentine’s Day! I think this handmade decoration looks absolutely lovely resting against my vase of pink, red, and white tulips!
Happy Crafting and Happy Love Day!