With Valentine’s Day around the corner, nothing is more festive than conversation hearts. I was lucky to find some conversation hearts in Spanish this year, which I love since our family is bilingual. I got a mix of both English and Spanish conversation hearts to show off that we don’t just celebrate Valentine’s Day, but also el Día del Amor y la Amistad.
I decided to make a cute Valentine’s Day bracelet with some of my candy. I couldn’t find large or thick versions of the Spanish conversation hearts, so this bracelet is not edible. These candies are too thin to drill, which is how you would make an edible candy bracelet.
Instead I figured we have enough candy to go around, so we could just glue these candies onto a ribbon and have something adorable to wear on Valentine’s Day. This DIY is great for both kids and adults.
To make this bilingual conversation hearts bracelet, you’ll need the following supplies:
Ribbon of your choice (about one inch thick)
Conversation hearts in English and Spanish (I got a mix of large English-language and small Spanish-language conversation hearts)
Glue gun with glue sticks
Photograph by Vanessa Bell
Start by measuring the ribbon around your wrist or your child’s wrist so you know what size to make the bracelet. You want to make it large enough so it’s easy to slip off, but not so big that it will fall off on its own. Cut the ribbon. If your ribbon has edges that will easily fray, you can brush the ends lightly with some clear nail polish.
Arrange the candies on the ribbon in the position you’d like them to be. I put a big heart in the center and smaller hearts flanking it, but be creative!
Once you’ve decided the order the candies will go on the ribbon, glue them on to the ribbon with your glue gun. If you’re making bracelets together with the kids,I recommend you do this step for them, as the glue gun is very hot and they can get burned. Leave the glue guns for the adults!
Allow the glue to dry for about 15 minutes, until completely cooled. Once your glue is dry, wrap your bilingual conversation hearts bracelet around your wrist or your child’s wrist and enjoy.