Conversation Heart Tree

For years, I have decorated for Valentine’s with conversation hearts, and after making these Christmas Candy Trees last month, I knew a conversation heart tree would be the perfect replacement!  So very simple and inexpensive to make, saves from year-to-year, and it looks “sweet” anywhere you place it!

Update February 2015:  Check out these new Valentine’s Candy Trees using conversation hearts and other candies!  So many possibilities on the Valentine’s aisle!

Supplies needed:
White styrofoam cone
Conversation Hearts Candies
Glue gun/glue sticks
Simply dab a dot of glue on the back of each candy, and make your way around the cone, starting at the base.
Let’s just say I picked the biggest cone they make.  And it took a long time:)  But I love, love, love how it turned out. For displaying on the mantel, it needed height.
You can see here why it’s important to use the white styrofoam versus the green.
Decorating with seasonal candy is fun and versatile!  Spend a few minutes on your candy aisle and see what you come up with!
Strawberry marshmallows are perfect for Valentine’s!
Fill apothecary jars, Mason jars, vases, hurricanes…anything…with candy, for a quick seasonal centerpiece or as an addition to your mantel!
These two guys above are headed to my Valentine’s mantel that will post on Thursday for HomeStoriesA2Z‘s Valentine Mantel Party.  Be sure to check back to see the completed mantel!


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  1. So, so cute!! I love those strawberry marshmallows in your jar too… I love using marshmallows as jar decorations too because they fill it up and look adorable without spending a ton of $. Can’t wait to see all those fun mantels linking up at A to Z on Thursday… gotta take some pics here!

  2. This is super cute and I love it for valentines day!!!

  3. Cute! Cute! Cute!!!

  4. What a great idea!
    Thanks for sharing!!!

  5. This is soo cute adn very fun!! Great way to decorate for the holiday!

  6. This is too cute! Think I’ll have to try it – especially since I just finished a craft with Conversation Hearts and have about a gazillion left over! 🙂 Good job!

  7. SUPER CUTE!!!!! What a cute display!!! This makes me smile!!! =)) Thank you for posting such a great idea!!!! XO! – Beth

  8. This is the stinkin cutest thing ever. love love love it…really beyond cute! gushing over here!

  9. Too cute! I am doing candy trees for my daughter’s candy shoppe birthday in June…maybe I’ll get some hearts…great job!

  10. thanks for linking up to my Wednesday party, I LOVE this tree!!!

  11. This is so cute! Gonna make one for myself!

  12. ADORABLE… LOVE THIS. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  13. I really love your marshmallow jar – I’ve been hunting for one for so long!!
    So pretty!!

    • Try Ross (in the kitchen section) or Kmart (in the candle section). They have the apothecary jar sets in three.

      • Christy, Thank you! I will add this info to the post, because I do get a lot of questions about where to buy! Appreciate it!

        • Stacy, I have not sprayed mine. To store, I have wrapped in bubble wrap very gently or for the tiny ones, large ziplocs over the top/another over the bottom (wasn’t able to zip, of course). I store them in plastic tubs with tops. I made these for Christmas probably over 5 years ago, and with the exception of the marshmallow ones drying out, I am still using them! Hope this helps. Amanda

  14. Saw this over at Very Merry Vintage – so fun! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  15. Very very cute! This would be a fun project to do while sitting in front of the t.v. — LOL! I love decorating for Valentine’s Day and I love this idea!

  16. I made this last night!

    I have to say that I have bad + crazy dreams. It’s pretty much a mixture of my day.

    Well, since I made this right before I went to bed and I was thinking about you 🙂 :), I dreamed about you last night. I dreamed that I came over to help you at your house.

    Crazy, huh?!! 🙂

    Have a good weekend.

  17. What a great idea! Love it! I’m having a linky party as well, and would love for you to join it! Here is the link… Thanks for sharing!

  18. This is such a sweet heart tree..I love the little smile faces.And it will last a long time..nice project.

  19. Adorable!!!

  20. That turned out so cute 🙂 I bet my 2 year old would try & peel them off!

    Visiting from Serenity Now!

  21. This is really cute! I love it–now, do I have the patience to make one too? Thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday!

  22. Too cute! A candy heart tree! I found you through Tidy Mom. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  23. very cute! we don’t really have seasonal candy here. (and I think a jar of candy as decoration would soon disappear in our house!)

  24. So cute! I love it.

  25. So Cute…I love it!

    I would like to invite you to link up on Weekend Show & Share at Adventures In Mommy Land (

  26. this is so amazing!!!!


    Natasha xxx

  27. This is cute, I would love it if you shared it here:

  28. This is fabulous. I’m guessing it took about 673, 299 candies? I’m so making one! :OD

  29. This idea and your blog are so cute! I would LOVE for you to link this up to my link party!

    – Kathryn

  30. Love this! What a fun Valentine decoration! We would love for you to link this up to our party!

  31. Anonymous says:

    What did you use as the base! Is it a candle stick holder? How did you attach? I’m lacking creativity and need a lot of directions. Thx.

  32. Great ideas!! I love it. Thanks for linking up with “Strut Your Stuff Saturday.” We loved having you and hope you’ll be back next Saturday to share more terrific ideas! -The Sisters

  33. These are so cute! I love the conversation hearts.
    I’m hosting a Valentine’s Day Linky party from now until 2/14! I hope you will come link these up.

  34. These are so cute! I love how colorful the convo hearts are! Thanks for linking up at Friday Frolic. I featured these today on my blog:) Stop by when you get the chance. Have a great rest of the week!

    Karen@Pocket Full of Pink

  35. That is crazy cute! You’re being featured at Shine on Fridays tomorrow {on Happy Go Lucky}!

  36. hey!! what a fun, clever idea!! you’re being featured on my blog again tonight! keep up the good work, and thanks for linking to Once Upon a Weekend!!

  37. I love your conversation heart tree, it’s so fun!

  38. Jan Bricker says:

    I made this I love it ! Although don’t use tacky glue it melted the candy ! Guess I’m making another one ! Just a tip !

  39. I love this! You’ve done a beautiful job. I am totally posting a link from the StyroCrafts Facebook page. Thank you for this tutorial! Sharon

  40. Why did I not think of this?! I am doing this! Thanks! I’d love for you to submit this to the M&T Spotlight

  41. They have published the conversion heart so that we can know that and able to understand regards post. Mostly people are enjoying in this instruction and use it.

  42. where i can buy that tiny hearts????

  43. where i can buy/find that tiny hearts????

  44. I pinned this last year and made it for this year. My 9yo son can’t stop talking about it. Love how it adds color to my family room.

    • Ruth,
      Sorry I’m just now replying! So glad you made the tree! They are fun, aren’t they? My large one broke during our recent move:(. So sad!!

  45. Gorgeous! Did you seal it with something? I mean can you leave it up for ever and not get ants, etc?

    • Jennifer, I did not seal…just wrapped in bubble wrap and store in big plastic tubs with tops. I’ve made these at Christmas YEARS ago as well, and they are still fine! The marshmallow one was very dry this year, although I still used it:) He went to the trash after the Holidays, and I’ll just make a new small one next year. Hope this helps.


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