Valentine’s Day Craft: Conversation Heart Blocks

Who doesn’t love conversation hearts? I used them as my inspiration to turn 4×4 post blocks into these darling conversation heart blocks for display. They’re the perfect addition to your Valentine’s Day decorations! They are simple and darling!  

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Conversation Heart Blocks


-4×4 post, cut into perfect squares

red, cream, and pink spray paint

-vinyl lettering


1. Cut your 4×4 post into perfect squares. Even though it’s called a 4×4, the actual width is usually closer to 3.5 inches.  Make sure you measure it first, before you cut into blocks–this will ensure that you have a perfect square.

2. Spray paint each block red (Rustoleum Colonial Red), and let dry completely.

3. For any blocks you want to be pink or cream, you’re ready for the second coat of paint. Spray the blocks again, covering the red with pink or cream. ( I used Rustoleum’ Sweetpea and Heirloom White) Let dry completely.

4. For any blocks you want to be red, distress the edges with your sander. Take a paper towel, and spray a little cream paint onto it. Immediately take the towel and rub it on to the edges and fronts of the block–you’re just smearing it on–so you don’t want a lot on there. Once it’s dry (which will be almost immediately), take your power sander and remove the excess, so you can see mostly red, with accents of cream.

5. When your pink and cream blocks are dry, you’re ready to sand! Distress the edges and fronts of your block, and the red will start showing through.

6. Once all your sanding is done, wipe off the each block really well with a lint-free rag to remove any excess dust. Apply desired vinyl (this is PERFECT for a Silhouette!!).

Ta-da! Adorable conversation blocks! LOVE!!

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  1. Kierste – Loving all your 4×4 projects, what type of saw do you use to cut through a 4×4? I only have a circular saw and I have to make 2 cuts to get through. Is there an easier way?
    Thanks and please keep posting the awesome wood crafts.

  2. The fact that they are inedible.. is a bonus with all of the Valentines candy.. when the Christmas candy is still out there.. oooh the sugar..

  3. I love all the fun things you do with blocks! These are super cute! Thanks for sharing!!


  4. Jaime–

    We use a chop saw (miter saw) and it also takes us 2 cuts. It ends up looking like there was only one cut made. If you want to cut it once, you need a saw with a 12 inch blade, but they get increasingly more expensive.

  5. Ahhh! Love this. Making it. I am, I am!

    Thanks for all of the great ideas!

  6. Cute! I love the look, and I am going to try to make a set for myself! You are such an inspiration!

  7. Oh, we think these would look great with your own personal logo. Use the files you get from us to make your own vinyl. Choose one from the OURS section to make the perfect Valentine!

  8. I do believe I need to make these for Valentine's ! We don't have many heart day decor and these are perfect..thanks for sharing.

  9. Love these!!! Sharing them on my facebook fanpage at Pirates-n-Princesses. You ought to check it out!!!

  10. Wow! Those are adorable! I just found your blog from Ucreate and love it! I went back and read almost a years worth of posts and loved them all.

  11. Cutest idea ever! I'm featuring these on my blog tomorrow if you'd like to check it out.


  12. These are awesome. But for those of us who don't own saws, I was thinking about making some with cardboard. Square kleenex boxes would be great for these. Add another piece of cardboard to cover the hole on the top, flip them over so the added piece of cardboard is on the bottom, then paint them. Since I don't have spray paint, I would probably use acrylic paints and use a wide paint brush to paint it quicker. And instead of using letters already made, why not hand paint them on if you are brave enough to…lol(joking). Ok I think I better get the letters already made since I have a hard time painting letters perfectly. ;) Then again, hand painted would add more character no matter how un-perfect.

    Another idea for these blocks would be to make childs alphabet blocks and use them to decorate a baby's room. Maybe set them on shelves strategically around the room.

  13. I love these! I just featured them on my blog!

  14. Love these! However if you don't own a Silhouette where can I get some vinyl letters for this project?

  15. Wendy–Great ideas! Very creative!

    Megs–Definitely. Home Depot will cut just about anything! Just make sure you know your measurements ahead of time.

    Suzi–I use Writings on the Wall, an online vinyl company, and I have for years. They are wonderful! Their link is in my right side bar, under "need vinyl?".

  16. I'm also putting a link to these little lovelies on the blog at

    Cute, cute, CUTE!

  17. I love these so much that I made my own and featured you on my blog :) I don't have a silhouette so I just used the vinyl letters from Michaels. I think yours turned out better, but for my first real craft, they turned out great! Thank you so much!

  18. Thanks for the tute. Here's my final:
    I used a 2×4 instead, because it's what I had in my house, but I love them!
    Thanks again!

  19. So cute! I love seeing all the cool things people come up with for blocks! Your blog is great by the way! I've added you as one of my favorite blogs to follow!

  20. Thanks for all of your cute stuff! I have linked this project to my new blog!Doing this project tomorrow… Thanks again!

  21. okay… you are one of my fav new blogs. I need to continue to tackle my fear of power tools.. I used a drill last week…

  22. I've put together a final round up of Valentine projects on Craft Gossip and included your fun post here

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