Candy Heart Tree

posted by yazmin

Everyone loves reading the messages on the little conversation hearts. Nowadays, they read things like #LOVE and text me! Those little candy hearts just scream Valentine’s Day for me and since V-Day is this weekend I decided to make a candy heart tree to celebrate. This was an easy and inexpensive craft that adds a little bit of playfulness to my home.

Valentine's Day Craft Candy Heart Topiary


  • 3 Styrofoam balls of different sizes
  • 1 Styrofoam square
  • Conversation Hearts
  • Wooden Dowel
  • Small Pot
  • Hot Glue
  • Ribbon

Candy Heart Topiary

Push Dowel through Balls

Make two holes in each ball using the dowel (only one in the smallest ball) to guide where to glue candy hearts. I just eyeballed it to make sure it was centered.


Hot Glue Candy Hearts

This craft is easy but it’s not quick. It took me almost 2 hours to glue the candy hearts on the large ball. This was while watching TV. I didn’t mind. I actually found it pretty calming and therapeutic. I didn’t really have a method for gluing. I just made sure to mix up the colors.


 Attach Balls to Dowel

I ran the wooden dowel through the middle of each Styrofoam ball and secured it with a little hot glue


Glue Styrofoam Ball or Cube in Pot

Attach Dowel to Styrofoam in Pot

Fill Pot with Extra Candy Hearts

Attach Ribbon

Candy Heart Topiary

I’m really happy with the way it came out. It was an inexpensive and easy way to decorate for Valentine’s Day. I think it’s even a Valentine’s Day craft that kids can help with.

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