Candy Hearts Candle: Please Don’t Eat My Home Decor

Have you seen the Candy Hearts Decor ideas over on Pinterest?  I really like Candy Hearts this time of year and usually cringe when I see those projects where they are glued to Styrofoam balls to make cute little trees or wreath forms for the front door.  What a waste of perfectly good candy hearts!  Have you seen the ones where they surround a candle with the candy hearts?

If you haven’t seen those ideas, just hop over there for a minute and search for it.  Hey, while you’re over there, you can follow me here.  Just please come back and read the rest of my post.

Earlier this week I was over on Pinterest, procrastinating cleaning the house planning ahead and getting Valentines ideas for my 10-year-old son and found a selection of Minecraft Valentines (They are pinned to my Holiday board if you are interested).  One was a printable to wrap around the smaller boxes of candy hearts.  The other was a printable to stick a sucker in Steve’s hand.

I showed the ideas to J and he very logically choose the one that required the suckers as he didn’t think the candy heart boxes wouldn’t fit through the slits on Valentine’s Day boxes.  He didn’t want everyone to have to take off the lids.  Later, I was at the grocery store and came across the small boxes of candy hearts on sale!  I completely forgot he’d decided on the other choice and promptly bought 25 boxes (note: only 5 packages).

Excitedly, I started to show him the boxes later and then, I remembered.  Oh yeah, we aren’t making this one.  SIGH.  Well, they are candy hearts so it’s not as if they will go to waste around here.

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Candy hearts on sale!

I simply put them away to wait until someone asked for sweets.  I wasn’t too tempted by these because Tart candy hearts don’t really appeal to me.  There are just some candies that they shouldn’t change.

I forgot about them, until I was working on my small project from Wednesday and found these:

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Fall decor from 2 years ago.

I decided to decorate a bit for Valentine’s Day using the candle.  The glass full of fake leaves went downstairs.  I cleaned out the glass bowl, wiped off the candle, and opened a lot of small boxes of Tart candy hearts (I test-tasted them and decided they really were awful enough to waste in home decor.), and made this:

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My candy hearts candle

It now sits on the kitchen table (which was clear at the time of this creation) bringing a bit of Valentine’s Day cheer.

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Another view of the candle

Unfortunately, my son didn’t think the tart candy hearts tasted awful.  He’s been eating my creation causing me to utter the words (more than once):  Please don’t eat our home decor!

When those words didn’t work, I had to do the unthinkable and give up my secret stash of the “good” candy hearts.

Are you a fan of candy hearts?


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4 thoughts on “Candy Hearts Candle: Please Don’t Eat My Home Decor

    1. Jean Post author

      My husband and older son aren’t huge fans of them either. I think my favorite thing about them is that they are the one candy that is pretty much gone from the stores after Valentine’s Day.

    1. Jean Post author

      Oh, I’m not crafty at all. This “craft” if you can call it that was simply pouring them around a glass votive candle holder inside the glass bowl. I’m still trying to figure out how to keep everyone from eating them though…I know the line of hearts in the bowl is lower than it was just yesterday.

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