It’s the first of February, which means Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! If you’re on the hunt for some cute party decor, this sweet DIY centerpiece is sure to win guests’ hearts.

Shopping List

  • Conversation hearts (this took two bags)
  • Ribbon
  • Wood dowel
  • Tin (or pot or small bowl)
  • Styrofoam ball and base
  • Glue gun

Step 1: Make Your Base

Cut a piece of styrofoam to fit in the bottom of your bucket. Make sure it’s nice and snug down there so it can safely support the topiary. Next, wrap your wood dowel in the cute ribbon and glue it at each end. Tie a little bow on if you please!

Step 2: Glue to Your Heart’s Desire

This part of the project will be much easier (and faster) if you have a helping hand. One person glues while the other assembles the candy hearts to the styrofoam ball. One by one, add a dot of hot glue on the back of each conversation heart. Work your way around the ball, piecing the hearts together as puzzle-like as possible—and don’t fret if a little white shows through. Make sure to leave a small space for the dowel!

Step 3: Assemble the Topiary

Carefully poke one end of the dowel into your candy heart ball. Then, do the same at the base. Cover the base styrofoam with the left over candy… and voila! Your sweet DIY is ready to display and delight.

If you try this craft, or any of our DIY ideas at home, send your photos to blog@tinyprints.com. We’d love to feature them!

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13 Responses

  1. Amy says:

    If you use royal icing to attach the hearts this would be edible!

  2. Sophisticated Stationery says:

    What a cute party decoration!

  3. Shana says:

    Even I can do this one!

  4. Amanda says:

    I was thinking white choc in a piping bag!

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  6. jiye says:

    thanks for the great idea! my daughter is having a conversation heart themed birthday party and just made these. so easy and cute!!


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  10. Pam says:

    What a cute idea. I agree use whita frosting to hold get hearts and they could still be eDibble. My granddaughter will love to put this together and take it to school. Great idea.

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