DIY Valentine's Day Conversation Heart Keychain

The iconic candy now comes in keychain form. Make this adorable accessory for your BFF, special someone or yourself.

Woman Holding Purse With Heart Keychain That Says "Be Mine"

Be Mine Conversation Heart Keychain

This adorable conversation heart-inspired keychain is made with clay from the craft store. It makes the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day. Add a tassel or pom-pom for an extra embellishment.

Photo by: Cassidy Garcia

Cassidy Garcia

Conversation hearts are hands down the nastiest tasting candy ever invented, but they also have a great aesthetic. It just wouldn’t be Valentine’s Day without those retro, pastel hearts. There are so many conversation heart-inspired decorations and gifts to buy for February 14, but, if you’re on a budget, you can make these easy keychains on the cheap with just a few supplies from the craft store. Watch editor Gabriela Hardan whip up these cute accessories in a snap and read on for the full how-to.

Woman Holding Clay Heart That Says Call Me

DIY Conversation Heart Keychain

HGTV editor Gabriela Hardan has the cutest how-to for DIY conversation heart keychains.

Photo by: Cassidy Garcia

Cassidy Garcia

Materials Needed:

  • clay (pastel colors)
  • rolling pin
  • parchment paper
  • cookie cutter
  • letter stamps
  • paint brush
  • paint
  • eye hook
  • metal ring
  • lobster clasp
  • tassel (optional)

Shape the Clay

Preheat your oven according to the clay package’s instructions. Roll a piece of clay into a ball to soften. Place the ball of clay on parchment paper to prevent sticking and press down on the ball with the palm of your hand to flatten the clay. Using a rolling pin, roll over the top of the flattened clay to smooth out the surface. Keep the clay thick to resemble the actual thickness of a conversation candy heart. Using a heart-shaped cookie cutter, cut the clay. Remove excess dough. Insert a small eye hook screw into the top left corner of the heart to later connect a keychain.

Decorate + Bake

Use rubber letter stamps to lightly imprint a phrase on the heart. Common conversational heart phrases include XOXO, BE MINE, LOVE YOU or CALL ME. Repeat the steps above for additional hearts. Bake according to your clay package’s instruction, but, as a general rule, bake 15 minutes per quarter inch of thickness. The hearts Gabriela made are about a half-inch thick and cured for about 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool completely. Using a fine, detailed paintbrush, go over the imprinted letters with red paint. Let dry. Attach a lobster clasp and metal ring to the eye hook. Add a tassel or pom-pom for extra embellishment.

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