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.

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  • 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.

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16 Responses

  1. ella masters says:

    these are really lovely and imaginative :) thank you for sharing xx

  2. ashley says:

    Super cute! My mom loves Scrabble so this would be a great mother’s day gift for her…thanks for sharing!

  3. Katrina says:

    Wow that’s AMAZING!
    WIll definitely do that one day, reminds me a lot of Scrabble teehee
    katrina xo

  4. Kristen says:

    Great idea! I think I might try out but paint the fronts in pastel colors.

  5. Courteney says:

    So cute! I’m a sucker for conversation magnets. I’ve got all sorts all over my fridge. :)

  6. Sylvia says:

    Such a nice idea! I love it.

  7. Laura S says:

    This is so cute!!! I can’t wait to try it :).
    – Laura

  8. Heather says:

    Ahhh these are the cutest!!!
    xo Heather

  9. Cheap Dunks says:

    Perfect! I bookmarked you site!

  10. That’s such a cute idea! You don’t need a romantic holiday to make those :)

  11. Danaioq says:

    So interesting, i like the conversation heart magnets.

  12. Alexandra says:

    WHat a great idea! love this post

  13. Emma says:

    wow wow WOW!

    I love it because it’s super easy to make and usable!

  14. Chloe Moon says:

    I am in utterly love with this! So easy yet so cute!!! I have to do this over the weekend!!! =)

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