Conversation Hearts have a long and interesting history. They are made by a number of different companies now, but the original conversation hearts were made by the New England Confectionery Company (NECCO). The New England Confectionery Company make one of Mellow Man’s most favorite candies– NECCO wafers. Technically, NECCO calls the little candy hearts, Sweethearts, but I think most of us think of them as conversation hearts. To me, they are one of the most ubiquitous candies of Valentine’s Day, so I wanted to include them in my Valentine’s Day decorating. If you checked out my Valentine’s Day Heart Tree about a week ago, you’ll see that I used the hearts to fill the tin container. Today, I want to show you a sneak peek of my Valentine’s Day dining room decor, and show you a super quick and cute conversation heart candle centerpiece that you can make with a bag of this famous Valentine’s Day candy.
I found two matching glass bowls at Goodwill for $0.99, and I got a package of candles from IKEA (one of which I used to make the Glittery Valentine’s Day candles on my kitchen table). Last but not least, I got a bag of authentic Sweethearts by Necco. I washed the glass bowls and rinsed them with white vinegar to make them sparkle. Then I put two handfuls of conversation hearts in the bottom of each jar and put the Ikea candle in the center. hat’s it! The hardest part was scrubbing my new Goodwill bowls! TThey look so cute on my dining room table. (I know you want to see them on the table, but that will have to wait until the dining room reveal in a couple of days!)
Have you made anything with Conversation Hearts this Valentine’s Day?