DIY chocolate heart magnets

I’ve whipped up a little Valentine’s Day treat for you all – would you care for a bite of chocolate? …Tee hee. Okay okay, I didn’t turn into a chocolatier overnight, and in fact, you don’t need a sweet tooth to enjoy these candies because they’re magnets! Box them up for a whimsical gift that is sure to make your Valentine laugh :-) Read on for my super simple recipe for faux chocolates!

chocolate heart magnets

What you’ll need:

  • Oven-bake polymer clay in brown, white, and pink
  • a heart shaped candy mold
  • X-Acto knife
  • plastic straw
  • small round magnets
  • hot glue gun

chocolate heart magnets

  1. Knead a small chunk of brown clay until it softens, and press it into the heart shaped candy mold, making sure to fill all the nooks and crannies completely
  2. Carefully peel your heart out of the mold, and trim the excess clay with an X-Acto knife
  3. Bake the clay hearts according to the directions on the package. I baked mine at 275° for 25 minutes in our convection oven.
  4. While the hearts are baking, make some silly faces! Flatten out a thin piece of white clay and use a plastic straw to punch out small discs for the eyeballs. Roll teeny balls of brown clay for the pupils and lightly press them onto the white discs to attach. Use an X-Actco knife to cut out lips from a thin sheet of pink clay.
  5. Take your hearts out of the oven and decorate them with the eyes and lips (I did this while the hearts were still warm). Lightly press down to secure, then return the hearts to the oven for an additional 6 minutes to set the face pieces.
  6. When your hearts have fully cooled, hot glue a magnet to the back side (or maybe a bar pin to make a cute brooch??)
  7. All done! Find a special Valentine to share a few “chocolates” with!

chocolate heart magnets

Add a sweet touch to your love notes and momentos with your new chocolate treats!

chocolate heart magnets

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23 Responses to DIY chocolate heart magnets

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  2. Eva says:

    What a great idea! Thank you for sharing!

  3. Andrée says:

    These are so cute, and like others have said, so many possibilities! Though I might feel a bit guilty opening the fridge door under those stares, might not be such a bad thing:).

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  5. alli says:

    These are adorable. So cute & clever!

  6. lanya says:

    these are so cute!

  7. domestikate says:

    These are super cute! Love your styling too :)

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  9. Oh Gloria these are the cutest – they turned out awesome! Haha mine would probably all turned out cross-eyed :D

  10. Kyla says:

    What a great gift idea, and so much more unique than just giving regular chocolate :)

  11. alexa says:

    Oh my gosh. Love these. How perfect.

  12. Jen says:

    These are so stinkin cute!

  13. These look like real chocolate! Amazing! What a super fun DIY!

  14. Erin says:

    Damn, girl! Those are pretty clever and adorable! Think of all the possibilities, depending on the shape of the molds available. xo

  15. Sally says:

    Gloria these are sooo cute! Love them :)

  16. Stephanie says:

    Oh my goodness, these are adorable! Those pink lips are such a cute touch!

  17. Laicie says:

    TOO. CUTE. Gloria, you are brilliant. :)

  18. Mariko says:

    Adorable. And using the candy mold really makes them look like real chocolates.

  19. Johanna says:

    You made these? Gloria…you crafty lil lady. Adorable!

  20. lena says:

    Cutest VDay idea ever!

  21. Jane Y. says:

    this is the cutest diy! i love the packaging too! how sweet!

  22. Alison says:

    Those look like real chocolates!! What a fun and clever idea:)

  23. Eeps! These are the cutest, Gloria! I’ve never actually used polymer clay (mostly because I’m a total klutz with fine motor skillz :) but you have me convinced.