DIY | Conversation Heart Magnets
Are you a note maker? I love to make lists, but Phil appreciates a mushy note much more than a honey-do list. I know Valentine’s Day was last month, but seeing as how all of my craft supplies were hiding in unknown boxes somewhere in our new house, I didn’t get around to completing this project until this week. If you’re a sappy kid like me and Phil, maybe you’ll want to try this project too- even though there’s not another romantic holiday in sight for quite some time.
- small wooden hearts (found at craft store)
- coordinating sized magnets (with sticky back)
- black rub-on letters (or small letter stamps
- stylus to apply rub-ons (I used a crochet hook)
- black craft paint
- paint brush
- black ink pad (if you use stamps instead of rub-ons)
To begin, start at the beginning of your rub-on sheet, and apply each letter on a separate heart. I used every capital letter included in my rub-on sheet, to give more variety to the conversations on my fridge. You’ll want to buy the rub-ons first, and then match the number of hearts you buy to the number of letters on your sheet. If you can’t find decent rub-ons, you might want to purchase a small alphabet stamp set from a craft store and stamp the letters instead.
Next, I carefully painted the edges and back sides of each heart, laying on paper to dry. After the paint had dried, I stuck on the little circular magnets to the back. If you don’t want to buy a bunch of little magnets, you might try buying a thin magnetic sheet and cutting out small triangle with a blade and steel ruler.
Once the magnets have been applied- your conversation hearts are ready to be used! Mount them to you refrigerator, or put them in a pretty tin and gift them to a friend.