Valentine’s Day DIY Conversation Heart Candy Trees

If you think conversation heart candy is C U T E, but don’t love the taste, this project is perfect for you. These DIY conversation heart candy trees are easy, inexpensive and makes a great centerpiece for a Valentine’s Day tablescape, decoration for a kids party or styled mantle.  But if you do love the taste, you can craft and snack!

When is Valentine’s Day?

Valentine’s Day is always celebrated on February 14th, which falls on a Friday this year. With less than a month away, it’s time  to decorate for Valentine’s Day.  That means all the hearts, all the candy and all the candy hearts!

 

Supplies Needed

  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • White cone shaped styrofoam
  • Krylon crystal clear acrylic aerosol spray
  • Large bag of conversation heart candy

How to Make Valentine’s Day DIY Candy Trees

  1. Starting at bottom of the cone, use a hot glue gun to glue candy hearts in a row around the cone. You must use white stryofoam and not green, unless you spray paint pink or white prior to glueing.  The foam shows through.  (I made that mistake the first time I made these.)
  2. Then, stagger the next row of candy hearts by placing the bottom of the candy heart between the top of two hearts and continue gluing in this manner. (Like photo below)
  3. If y0u come across a large gap in the row, use a knife to cut one candy heart in half to fit accordingly.
  4. Then, glue a cluster of 2-3 pieces of candy on top of the cone.
  5. Lastly, spray the entire candy heart tree with acrylic spray to seal the candy.  When using spray sealer, do it outside or in a well ventilated space. Of course, this is a decoration and should not be eaten…

TIP: Once dry, place directly on table or cake stands.  These stands are from the Target Dollar Spot for $5!

 

These DIY conversation heart candy trees are a great addition to a candy heart themed party or tablescape.  I used this fun DIY to decorate a kid friendly Valentine’s Day tablescape! You can see more of this table, here!

 

Other Options:

  • For a fun kid friendly version, use small styrofoam cones, regular sized candy hearts and school glue.
  • Paint your candy heart tree! First, spray paint pink. Second, dry brush with white paint. Last, add stickers or decorations.  (as pictured below on left)
  • Create topiaries using foam spheres and wooden dowel rods placed into floral foam and moss covered planters.

Thanks for checking out my Valentine’s Day craft! If you make this craft, I would love to see!  Just tag me on instagram at @cutertudor, so I can reshare or email me a picture at amy@cutertudor.com! Lastly, don’t forget to pin this to your Valentine’s Day Pinterest board, or check out my Pinterest board, here. Happy Hearts Day!

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