Make This: Conversation Heart Pin DIY

I love conversation hearts! I dreamed up this little DIY to make your own out of sculpey for your friends or sweetheart!  My husband tried to eat one this morning, so that means they look pretty close to the real deal, right?

Step 1: Gather your supplies
 You will need the following:
Sculpey in pastel colors
2 sharpie fine point markers in red or pink
a little heart shaped cookie cutter (i found this in the baking section at AC Moore)
a pack of pin backs (make sure they are small enough to fit on the back of your heart)
Jewelry + Metal Glue (also from AC Moore, any type will do)
a rolling pin or as you can see, I used a fat knitting needle (whatever works!)
a small sheet of sandpaper – a nice light grit

Roll out a piece of your clay evenly and not too thin!  Mine was probably around an 1/8″ thick.

Now cut out your little hearts with your cookie cutter!  No worries if they don’t come out perfect, you can sand them smooth after baking.

After you’ve cut out your desired amount of hearts, gather them up on a baking tray or piece of foil and stick them in your preheated oven.  Bake at 125 for 15 mins (or whatever it reads on your sculpey packaging).  Remove from oven and let cool before handling.  Sand the edges, front & back to remove imperfections.

Grab your sharpie (make sure it is permanent b/c otherwise it will smear) and write in your favorite sayings!  This is definitely the fun part. I kept it somewhat sweet and PG-13 for this post, but I did have fun writing in some really naughty ones!  I practiced my handwriting on paper first, cuz I’m a dork.  They didn’t all come out perfectly but that’s okay – it gives them character!

Next you will glue on your pin backs.  You need just the tiniest dot of glue on the back.  Let them dry overnight before handling.

All finished!  They make cute and easy v-day gifts!  I pinned this one to my hubby this morning after he tried to eat it.  As tasty as they look, don’t eat them.  You’ll die.

I hope you enjoyed this post!  Feel free to share but please credit me and link back to our site.

If you plan to come to our Crafty Hearts Party on Valentine’s Day, I’ll have some blank ones of these for you to customize and take home.  xo.

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