DIY Giant Conversation Hearts

These giant conversation hearts are easy to make, and will be a sweet addition to your Valentine's Day decor.
I used a scrap piece of 2x12 wood for my conversation hearts, but you could get away with using a board as narrow as 2x8. Cut out your favorite sayings from the template (you can find it here. Trace around the outside edge of the hearts, then set the templates aside for now.
I used a scroll saw to cut out the hearts, but you could easily do this with a jig saw as well. Just go slow and stay as close to the line as you can!
The edges of my hearts were a little wavy, so I sanded them down with a random orbit sander. I also rounded the corners on the upper edge.
Now the fun part begins! I color matched the candies to paint chips at the store, so you don't have to look as silly as I did. You can find the paint colors here. Just a small sample size of each color is all you need.
Once the paint is dry, place the templates back on the hearts and trace around the outside edges of the lettering with a ball point pen. You'll want to press down firmly to leave an indentation in the wood, but not so hard that you rip the paper and draw on it!
Finally, paint inside the lines with the dark pink color. I only used one coat so the background color showed through and looked more like the stamped lettering on the candies.

To see the adorable finished project, please visit my website, The Handyman's Daughter, by clicking on the link below.
Vineta @ The Handyman's Daughter
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