Valentine’s Day Prop – Conversation Heart Photography Project
Wishing everyone a sweet Valentine’s day. This year, we had a day for Valentines day photo sessions. The kids got to do a little valentine craft and then we make some super cute images. We had a lot of fun!
Doing these themed sessions are a lot of fun. I painted a set of floors red and added some gold stickers to my black seamless paper. I found these little wooden hearts decided to make my own conversation hearts. Then, I also got some red stickers on amazon and got some Valspar paint samples from Lowes at a few dollars a piece.
Conversation Heart Craft Project
Materials for Conversation heart photography props:
- Wooden Hearts from Amazon
- 1 inch Red Letter Stickers (sold out – here is a similar link)
- Valspar paint samples (Lowes) – pick the colors you want they can color match! I used green, purple, pink, yellow, and white.
- Fine Sandpaper
- Ruler & Pencil
- Foam Brush
- Sand the hearts really well. There are really rough and I got a splinter when first handling them.
- Paint one side of each heart a different color. I rinsed out the foam brush and re-used for the next color.
- Let dry for a few hours then do the other side. I put a stack of pennies underneath so they didn’t stick to the newspaper.
- Then I lightly sanded again, and did a second coat.
- Once Dry, very very lightly mark the center and make small guide lines for the stickers. Do not draw lines, they are difficult to erase.
- Placement of the stickers is tricky. Start in the middle and work outwards. BUT be careful of skinny letters. Luckily the stickers peel off easily and you can try again.
- Then erase any pencil marks. Purple and yellow left some marks so get some practice to figure out how to put the stickers on without having to use a pencil.
- Finally, touch up any paint as necessary.
The kiddos really liked these and hope you do too! I can’t wait for next year for another round of Valentines day photo sessions!