Hello, and Happy (early) Valentine's Day! Even though I generally despise this holiday, it's still fun to celebrate special people in your life, even if it's just with a tiny little love note. This year, I decided to play around with my new watercolor paint and paper set and make some cute little conversation heart inspired Valentines for my co-workers. Read below to see how you can make them, too!
What You'll Need:
1. Watercolor paints
2. Watercolor paper
3. Small paintbrush
5. Cup of water
6. Black pen or fine point permanent marker
7. (Optional) Hairdryer
Easy Peasy Steps:
1. Cut watercolor paper into small, foldable squares. Mine averaged around 4 inches wide (before folding) and 2 and a half inches tall, but they can be any size you want!
2. Wet your paint brush, select a paint color, and begin painting the outline of your heart. You want to make sure the heart is big enough so that you can fit a few short words or phrases on them. Once my basic heart outline was complete, I lightly filled in the rest of it while making sure that the edges remained a big darker for a more shaded effect.
3. Let paint dry, which shouldn't take long (around 2-3 minutes, max). If you're in a hurry, you can use a hair dryer to speed up the process.
4. Decorate your conversation heart! I love how corny the sayings are on actual conversation heart candies, so I had a lot of fun coming up with my own. Some of my favorites were BAE, #WCW, #MCM, DM ME, RT ME, and my number one favorite, UR ON FLEEK. (I'm obviously very hip on the cool lingo all the kids are using these days, y'all.)
5. Write a sweet little message on the inside of your card. Mine simply say "Happy Valentine's Day! Love, Jessica", but you can write a lot more if your cards are bigger.
6. The end! These are seriously super easy to make, but I think they're so cute! You could also take a single hole punch and some ribbon to use these little guys as gift tags on a big delicious candy bar or something, the options are limitless.