How can I reuse or recycle chalky candy hearts?
We’ve already covered a multitude of Valentine’s Day-themed items but Tamara came up with a new one for us:
I’d like to know if anyone has a suggestion for how to re-use Valentine’s candy hearts? The chalky kind with writing on them, I mean. They passed them around at work yesterday. I only like the orange ones, and so I’ve been left with a card-deck sized box of other colors. I thought they might look cute as pins, but i think they’d melt if I tried to shellac them. So what to do?
From their pages on Wikipedia, the UK Love Hearts and the US Sweethearts sweets look a bit different but since Tamara (who I’m presuming is based in the US from her use of the spelling “colors” ;) ) refers to them as being “chalky”, I guess the texture and ingredients are pretty similar.
So any suggestions? I like the cute jewellery/badges idea but agree that it might be problematic – any ideas on how to get around that?
(Photo by kymmie_xox)