Cute, sweet, and easy to make, this DIY Conversation Heart Banner is the perfect Valentine's Day decoration ... download the Free Printable Conversation Hearts and make it in minutes!
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I've always loved Conversation Hearts. It's not really about the taste, although I ate my fair share as a kid. I just adore the cute colors and silly messages.
There has been an empty space over my fireplace ever since I took down my Christmas decorations.
I'm still trying to find the perfect artwork for the spot, but in the meantime, I thought it would be fun to do something temporary for Valentine's Day.
What I came up with were these printable Conversation Hearts! I used these adorable hearts to create a sweet Conversation Heart Banner, and I'm sharing a tutorial so you can make one, too!
Printable Conversation Hearts
I had sooo much fun creating these cute printable hearts ... the colors! the sayings! Aren't they sweet?
These heart printables are so versatile, and you can download them for free at the end of the post. There's even a Spanish version!
I used them to make a DIY Conversation Heart banner. I'm sharing the tutorial below, and it couldn't be simpler to make. If you have have kids, make sure to rope them in.
You could also use this printable heart template to make Valentine's Day cards, gift tags, and so much more. So get creative!
How to Make a Conversation Heart Banner
Here's what you'll need to make your own Conversation Heart Banner:
Start by downloading the printable heart template and printing it on card stock.
Then, cut out the hearts. Whew ... that's a lot of hearts!
There are 18 different sayings. You can use them all, or choose your favorites.
Aren't they cute?
Arranging the Hearts
Next, lay out the hearts on a flat surface.
Arrange the hearts in the order that you want to string them up.
I wanted to hang my DIY Conversation Heart Banner between two mirrors, and there was a fairly large vertical space to fill. So I decided to make my Conversation Heart Garland have three rows.
The banner is totally customizable to your space though, so create as many or as few rows as you would like.
Make sure to mix up the colors if your banner will have more than one row. Look at the pictures of the finished banner, and you'll see what I mean. The end result will be more interesting if all your purple, blue, yellow, etc. hearts do not line up vertically.
After you find a pattern that you like, punch two holes in the top of each heart with your hole punch.
Stringing Up the Garland
Grab your string next.
Measure the spot where you want the banner to hang. In my case, I planned to hang the banner between two mirrors, so I measured that distance and then added a little extra string.
Definitely err on the side of too much, rather than too little string, and if your garland will have multiple rows, then you'll need multiple pieces of string.
Taking your string and a heart, pull the string through the left hole (going over the top of the heart), and the draw it out of the right hole (going behind the heart in between holes). Like so:
Pull the heart to the opposite end of the string, and then repeat the process with your remaining hearts.
If your banner will have more than one row, use a separate piece of string for each row and repeat the process.
By the way, you can change up the banner by using colorful string or ribbon (this pink baker's twine would be so cute!) OR skip the hole punch and attach the hearts to the string with tape or mini clothespins.
Hanging the Banner
To finish the banner, I simply tied the ends of the string to the nails behind my mirrors.
You can also tape up the banner (or use Command Hooks), depending on where you are hanging it. Then, simply pull the hearts along the string to adjust their position. Voila!
Other Ways to Use these Printable Conversation Hearts
You can use these heart printables for so much more than a banner!
Here are a few other ideas:
- Use the hearts as fun, vintage-inspired Valentine's Day cards.
- Attach the hearts to presents and use as gift tags.
- Pick your favorite sayings, then display those hearts in a simple frame.
- Tape a skewer to the back of a heart, then use it as a cake topper.
Conversation Heart Printable
I created three pages of printable Conversation Hearts for this project, all with different messages!
Just click on the images below to get the files. Find the Spanish version here!
Let me know if you make your own DIY Conversation Heart banner. I'd love to see how it turns out!
Do you decorate for Valentine's Day?
P.S. Check out all of my Valentine's Day crafts, recipes, and ideas here!