DIY Valentines Day Conversation Heart Soaps

by Susan Myers on January 28, 2011

I loved the one-use soap idea from back in December and it was a big hit with my friends and family.  They loved the little snowflakes and they were nice little gifts to give.  And very easy to make.  So, I decided to recreate them for Valentines Day, this time in the shape of conversation hearts.

diy valentines conversation heart soaps

For this project I used:

Clear glycerine Melt and Pour Soap (from any craft supply store)
Felt in multiple colors
Acrylic Paint in pink and white
Peppermint liquid fragrance for soap

diy valentines conversation heart soaps

I started by cutting out a heart template from a small piece of white felt (you could use cardboard for the template if you like).  I used that to cut out all the little felt hearts.

diy valentines conversation heart soaps

I used bright colored felt for this project, but pastels would work too.  Cut out as many hearts as your heart desires…

diy valentines conversation heart soaps

Now using the acrylic paint and a small brush, paint conversation heart sayings on all of your hearts.  I used sayings such as I Love You, Marry Me, Call Me, Sweet Heart, Cutie, Angel….but really, you could totally personalize these.

diy valentines conversation heart soaps

The acrylic paint needs to dry completely before you go to the next step.  Acrylic is only water soluable when it is wet.  After the paint dries, you don’t have to worry about it washing off on your hands.

diy valentines conversation heart soaps

Put some chunks of the glycerine soap in a microwave safe bowl.  Lay out several sheets of aluminum foil or wax paper for a drying area, and have ready your scent drops and a spoon for stirring.  Microwave the soap on high in your microwave for 30 seconds at a time, stirring in between each session, until most of the soap has turned to liquid.  The heat from the bowl will melt any small pieces left as you stir it.

Once it is melted, add a few drops of scent.  I used peppermint because I love the smell, but any scent or no scent is fine.

diy valentines conversation heart soaps

Now place a heart in the bowl, allowing it to soak up the liquid soap and lift it out with a spoon.  Drain for a moment and then place it on your aluminum foil to dry.

diy valentines conversation heart soaps

I found that one dip in the soap gives it a slightly textured look to the top due to the texture of the felt.  If you want them totally smooth, then redip after they have dried.  The second layer will be smooth.  Keep in mind that if you decide to do this, they will be multiple-use soaps because there will be plenty there for several hand washings.  Not necessarily a bad thing.

They take about 5-10 minutes to totally dry.  Then peel them off the foil and use a paring knife to trim any excess off the edges.

diy valentines conversation heart soaps

These little soaps can be stored in your purse in a zip lock bag and used as you need them.  Once the soap is used up, the felt inside can be used as a little heart-shaped wash cloth and then thrown away.

Conversation heart soaps

And they look very cute in the bathroom.

I plan on putting five different colored ones in cellophane bags and presenting them to my friends and relatives on Valentines Day.  Shhh…don’t tell!

Snowflake soaps tutorial

If you enjoyed this tutorial, you might want to check out my Snowflake Soap tutorial.  Pretty much the same process only with pre-cut felt snowflakes.

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1 Super Soap Making May 31, 2011 at 10:25 am

These conversation heart soaps are so pretty. These are absolutely perfect gifts for couples. Thank you for sharing the tutorial!

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2 Jamie February 22, 2011 at 2:52 pm

What a cute project.

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3 Crystal February 14, 2011 at 10:35 pm

Thats a really cool idea. How fun! Thanks for linking up to this months challenge.

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4 gitz February 9, 2011 at 11:08 pm

i have never seen anything like that… and the fact that the felt is actually useful [washcloth in the moment] as well is brilliant. love it!

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5 Nichelle @ Vintage Wanna Bee February 8, 2011 at 2:29 am

I'm featuring this on Talent Tuesday this week!

vintagewannabee.blogspot.com

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6 AllieMakes! February 7, 2011 at 1:07 am

Very cool. Well done. Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

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7 Ginger February 5, 2011 at 7:21 pm

Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

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8 Jill February 5, 2011 at 7:06 am

Yet another fabulously simple idea! You are such a creative inspiration!

Thanks so much for linking up to A Round Tuit.
Hope you're having a great weekend!

Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://jembellish.blogspot.com/

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9 Holly February 5, 2011 at 6:08 am

I remember the snowflake soap…one of my favorites! Now this…love the colors so much fun!

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10 AmieAnn February 4, 2011 at 11:39 am

Awesome.. awesome .. awesome! What more can I say? Ok.. well how bout.. thanks for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party!

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11 Maggie February 4, 2011 at 4:47 am

oh this is so kewl, very creative on the felt.
thank you so much for participating in the linking party :)
Maggie

http://www.passionatelyartistic.com/2011/02/fun-ideas-for-valentine-day-2011be.html

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12 Krafty Kat February 4, 2011 at 1:49 am

How fun! I didn't know you could use felt in that way! Very creative and great tutorial! Thanks so much for linking up to Gettin' Krafty With It!

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13 Suzy February 3, 2011 at 8:33 pm

Hi Keri-Anne,

I would test the fabric pens out first. Allow the ink to dry and then dip the felt in water to see if it runs. If it does not run, then it would be fine for this project.

suzy

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14 Keri-Anne February 3, 2011 at 8:07 pm

do you think using fabric pens would work the same?

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15 Brandy February 3, 2011 at 6:00 pm

Wow! I never would have thought! What a fun idea, and my kids would just love these. We copied your conversation hearts last week, we may be stealing another idea… :)

Brandy
Gluesticks
http://www.brandyscrafts.blogspot.com

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16 Summer February 3, 2011 at 4:49 pm

Thanks for linking up! I'll be featuring this on my blog on Saturday!

http://sumossweetstuff.blogspot.com

Sumo:)

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17 creativejewishmom/sara February 3, 2011 at 12:13 pm

This is great! New to me, and love the results! Thanks so much for sharing on Craft schooling Sunday!

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18 Nikki February 3, 2011 at 2:42 am

What a great idea! Thanks so much for linking up to gettin' crafty on hump day! :)

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19 Keri-Anne February 3, 2011 at 1:16 am

thats awesome! bookmarked it under "must do!"

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20 Christine February 2, 2011 at 8:04 pm

These are very very clever, and would totally make a great decoration and/or gift. Thanks also for the directions!

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21 TheCraftInMe February 2, 2011 at 5:19 pm

Great tutorial, what a fun idea!

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22 Its A Blog Party February 2, 2011 at 4:06 pm

Would love for you to join us at the Hugs and Kisses Valentine's Party!
http://itsablogparty.com/

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23 Jenny @ Embellishing Life February 2, 2011 at 2:36 am
24 ~The Bargain Babe February 1, 2011 at 11:21 pm

Those are SO cute. They'd be nice to give to a child's school to put in the staff bathrooms. :)

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25 Lowri February 1, 2011 at 9:55 am

Awesome idea – I totally love it! Heaps of fun and great tutorial!

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26 PaisleyJade February 1, 2011 at 5:41 am

What an amazing idea – and they look so cute!!

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27 Alison January 31, 2011 at 6:39 pm

Love it! Thanks for putting it on my link party. :)

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28 Sasha January 31, 2011 at 5:05 pm

These are so cute and such a unique idea! Thanks for linking up to Creation Mondays @ ~The Life of Me~!

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29 Katie @ EyeSpyDIY January 31, 2011 at 3:18 pm

These are cute and would be great for a guest bathroom!

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30 simplydesigning.blogspot.com January 31, 2011 at 5:08 am

So cute! I am showing this off on my blog today!

Feel free to grab my I've Been Featured button.

Thanks for linking up!

Ashley
http://www.simplydesigning.blogspot.com

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31 L January 31, 2011 at 2:30 am

So cute! Would love for you to add to my Thursday Treasure Party @

http://thetreasurista.blogspot.com/p/treasuristas-thursday-treasures-come.html

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32 Nichol January 30, 2011 at 3:51 am

Found you from another blog and had to come by to say how cute these are!

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33 shopannies January 30, 2011 at 1:23 am

how fun these would be to make thanks for sharing the how to's I may make this with my teen girls I know I will share on my blog Annies Home located at http://shopannies.blogspot.com with a link back here

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34 Rachael@Lovely Crafty Home January 29, 2011 at 5:08 pm

How neat!! Thanks for linking these up!

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35 Real Life Reslers January 29, 2011 at 1:43 pm

How cute! I totally could have used these yesterday. I was traveling and I swear rest stops are so bad for not having soap! I used tons of hand sanitizer but that's no replacement for actual soap IMHO. This looks super fun. I'm stopping by from the tt&j linky party. I'm now following you so I don't miss out on your cute stuff! Come and say hello to me sometime, my blog is http://www.reallifereslers.com

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36 Linda January 29, 2011 at 4:33 am

These are so darling and very giftable.

Linda

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37 Close to home January 28, 2011 at 6:45 pm

wow very fun, come visit when you get a chance, http://stayingclosetohome.blogspot.com

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38 Erin January 28, 2011 at 4:30 pm

So totally cute!!!

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39 Joy January 28, 2011 at 4:03 pm

These are so cute! I would never have thought to use felt like that!

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40 Lynne January 28, 2011 at 3:20 pm

These look soooo cute! These are also just plain fun.

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