I will say right up front —- this little craft was messy. It kept small hands busy for quite awhile –but for a price! So if you don’t LOVE glitter stop reading! You will like these hanging hearts better!

We took our empty food boxes and cut out hearts.  The Cricut made quick work of the cutting, however scissors work great! For the Cricut we used a deep cut blade set to 5 with maximum pressure. This will vary with the box weight and how sharp the blade is. We cut one heart from the Plantin Schoolbook Cartridge at 5 inches. Use center cut so when it is finished it will go back to the center of the heart and you can cut another heart inside. We cut our next heart at 2 1/4 and then again at 2. This allows the heart inside to move when hanging. (Remove the 2 1/4 inch heart)

Sew through the hearts with sewing machine set on long stitch length. Leave plenty of thread at starting point for hanging.

Spread glue onto cardboard

Sprinkle with glitter. Allow to dry and repeat on back.

We did try to cut a 7 inch heart with two hearts inside (in background of third picture above). Because of our technique (excessive glue and glitter) the 7 inch heart would not hang straight.

Once my daughter was finished and the hearts were mostly dry, I placed them between parchment paper and sat a book on top for awhile to flatten them.

If you are looking for more ways to dress your house up for Valentine’s Day try this  Valentine doormat, make some fun painted soaps for your bathroom, decorate with these stain glass hearts or make an inexpensive heart wreath.

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  1. FAB FUNKY FUN Who could not love glitter 12 months later you will still be finding it and it will remind you of the fab day you had ;peps always smile at me when i help the kids with glitter as for weeks i am walking around with a sparkle about me ,the thing is i am a man and work in construction lol
    thanks for sharing my kids will love making them as will i big love marc

  2. Just to let you know I gave you a Blog Lovin’ award on my blog. I want to thank you forbeing such an inspiration!

  3. I’ve just finished making these with my 7 year old daughter and she loved it! Great fun getting all messy and covering things with glitter! Thanks for the super tips!! 🙂

  4. My 6 year old is snuggled up to me right now and said “OHHHH… that is so pretty! Where is out glitter?”. Guess I know what we will be doing today!

  5. I decided that Valentines Day is the BEST “hallmark” made Holiday- It’s glitter, hearts and love…. could there be anything better? Love your hearts- and LOVE my Cricut- I made a Valentines day banner with my Cricut… Your site is wonderful-

  6. I am ABSOLUTELY excited. I ran out today and bought 6 different colors of glitter. This is another great project. I know I don’t thank you each time…but I am SO in love with your blog. (not in a creepy way)


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