Valentine decor can be so cute! I really love when I can find simple ideas that don’t take a lot of time to make, and are inexpensive as well. These DIY Sweetheart Centerpieces are the perfect addition to a coffee or dining table, or even the perfect thing to stick on a bookshelf or in a window sill. Make your own with just a few dollars and a few minutes!
Different size glass vases or jars
Mini Conversation Hearts
Large Conversation Hearts
Votive Candles (optional)
The trick to making these look so cute, it to use some fun, different-sized vases or jars to fill. I just used ones I had on hand, so I didn’t have to incur a large cost for this project. Don’t use jars that are too big, or you will end up spending a lot on cany to fill them up. I used medium sized jars in varying shapes and sizes, and I am really happy with how they turned out. Mason jars would also be cute for this project!
I bought a large bag of the tiny conversation hearts, and a smaller bag of the large conversation hearts. I found them at Walmart for pretty cheap – just check the Valentine candy aisle. I poured a third of each bag into my vases, since I was using three vases, and then covered the openings with my hand and gently shook to mix the sizes in the jar. If you wanted to just put large hearts in one, and mini hearts in some others, you could do that too. I liked mine being mixed so it gave it some dimension.
I added votive candles to a couple of mine for a fun, finished look. BUT if you don’t have, or don’t want t use the candles, it’s not necessary. I don’t suggest burning the candles while they’re in the candy. The only downside to these adorable DIY Sweetheart Centerpieces is that my guests keep eating them! I guess I could think of them as adorable candy jars, right?
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