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Thursday, February 2, 2017

How to make conversation heart planner charms with a candy mold

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I love conversation hearts and when I found a conversation heart candy mold I new I had to make some charms for my Happy planner.
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They are super easy to make.
First bend little pieces of wire into a "U" shape and then bend them so the ends extend into the heart half way.
Tape them to the plastic mold.
Mix up a batch of Durham's Water Putty. I like to use this stuff as it is a bit more sturdy than plaster and these charms will be jostled. You may want to cover the molds with your favorite release so they pop out easy.
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Once the hearts are dry pop them out of the mold and sand the rough edges if needed.

I had a bunch of real conversation hearts to use as my color guide. I gathered up a variety of Plaid paints that matched. If you don't have an exact match it's pretty easy to mix.

Paint the full heart and let dry. Then paint the letters with a pinky red color. I had to go back and fill in a few spaces with the background color in a few cases.

I tied my Valentine's Day conversation heart charms to the disks on the planner with a variety of colored organza ribbon.
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