Conversation Heart Topiaries

So I have this sudden, growing love for topiaries. Previous to this I have owned a total of 0. The only experience I’ve had with them so far is these dum-dum ones we made for my niece’s first birthday party- it was a circus theme & was pretty darn cute if you want to check it out, here.

I can’t wait till it’s springtime again & I can get my hands on some pretty green ones! Till then, some cheesy Valentine’s Day ones will have to suffice.

 These Sweetheart Topiaries made with Conversation hearts are the Perfect Valentine's Day DIY Decor Project!

If you want to make one too you’ll need- light pink or white spray paint, a styrofoam ball, a wooden dowel, a skinny vase, hot glue gun + hot glue, small & large conversation hearts.

 These Sweetheart Topiaries made with Conversation hearts are the Perfect Valentine's Day DIY Decor Project!

First, you can spray paint your styrofoam ball a pastel pink to help blend in the gaps. If it’s white & not green, you can probably leave it. Whatever you choose! To make the painting process much easier go ahead & stick the ball with the wooden dowel & stick the bottom of it in a foam square or anything else you happen to have on hand.

These Sweetheart Topiaries made with Conversation hearts are the Perfect Valentine's Day DIY Decor Project!

After thats dry start gluing on the conversation hearts. Start around the hole you’ve already made & fan them out around it.

These Sweetheart Topiaries made with Conversation hearts are the Perfect Valentine's Day DIY Decor Project!

Continue going around until it’s completely covered & you get to the top.

These Sweetheart Topiaries made with Conversation hearts are the Perfect Valentine's Day DIY Decor Project!

Obviously, there will be some gaps, which is why we painted it.  I considered adding small conversation on top to help cover the gaps, but it takes quite a while to glue the large ones on in the first place. Be aware that this is time-consuming, but I find it to be relaxing to work on these sorts of crafts & the end result is fabulous.

 These Sweetheart Topiaries made with Conversation hearts are the Perfect Valentine's Day DIY Decor Project!

Once you’re finished fill up a skinny vase with a handful or two of conversation hearts. Then stick the dowel in the middle & add a few more handfuls of hearts around the stick, trying to balance it in the middle. Keep adding until it stands up fine by itself.

These Sweetheart Topiaries made with Conversation hearts are the Perfect Valentine's Day DIY Decor Project!

Finish it off with a big, pretty bow.

These Sweetheart Topiaries made with Conversation hearts are the Perfect Valentine's Day DIY Decor Project!

I made a set of two to flank my huge dining room table. I love these so much more than I’d even imagined I would.

These Sweetheart Topiaries made with Conversation hearts are the Perfect Valentine's Day DIY Decor Project!

Plus, everytime I walk by I get a huge whiff of super sugaryness & am instantly reminded of all my childhood Valentine’s Days & those icky boys who gave me flowers. Can’t beat that!

These Sweetheart Topiaries made with Conversation hearts are the Perfect Valentine's Day DIY Decor Project!

Blessings Y’all

Cathryne

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