These conversation heart frames are a fun and easy
way to decorate for Valentine's Day. This is a perfect gift
to give to your significant other, because it is hand made!
To make the gift really personal, hand pick the heart candies
with the sayings that are most appropriate for your relationship.
Put your favorite photo of the two of you and you have a
perfect Valentine's Day gift idea! These are easy to make and look
really pretty, and all the instructions and pattern are below.
1. Begin the conversation heart frames by clicking here
for the patterns to
print out. A new window will open, and you can print out the
PDF file (Adobe Reader is required).
After printing out the templates, cut out the pattern of choice, either
the rectangle (which will hold a 4x6 photo) or the heart frame (in
which you will have to crop a photo to fit). Do not cut out
the inside of the frames (yet).
2. Place these
cut patterns on top of the cardboard, and
trace around the outside of the patterns with a pen. Carefully cut out
the shape from the cardboard.
3. Next, cut out
the inside of the frames from the pattern
you printed out. Place this cut template on top of another
piece of cardboard. In the photos below, this second piece of
cardboard was white. Trace around the pattern and then
carefully cut this out of the cardboard.
Apply glue around the edges of the frame backing, all except
the top edge (as shown). Then, secure the frame to the frame
backing and allow to dry. Clamp with some paper clips (optional).
5. Use the cut out patterns to also cut out a frame shape
from the card stock (either red, pink, or white looks best).
Use glue to secure this card stock over the cardboard frame.
This is done because some of the cardboard frame will be
visible between the candy hearts.
you want to add ribbon, which I think looks good on the rectangle
frames, do this before you add the hearts. Attach a length of
ribbon to the outer edge of the frame, using white glue.
Allow to dry.
Begin gluing the conversation candy hearts to the frame, one
by one. Add the hot glue to the back of the heart, then place
on the frame. Follow the photos below for placement
8. To make the frames stand, cut out a rectangular piece of
cardboard, and glue the top end of it to the back of the frame, using
the other end as support on the table.