Inside: A Valentines treat full of heart confetti and a bubblegum cake!

Valentine’s Day deserves to be filled with confetti and color, just like every day of the year. This is the thought behind these fun confetti hearts. Bursts of love that are colorful and bright. The hearts are fabulous for celebrating a valentine, an engagement, a wedding, even a good friend. Because who in their right mind would not want hearts filled with confetti?!? Especially when they’re topping a bubblegum covered cake.

Heart Confetti and Bubble gum cake

Confetti hearts and bubble gum cake.

These confetti hearts are wildly simple to make. They look great topping treat boxes, hung up as garland, or used to top cakes/cupcakes this time of year. Done in a more traditional palette the hearts make a sneaky way to design a massive amount of favor boxes (say hundreds for a wedding) in a couple of hours and with very little money.

Bubble gum cake!

Confetti heart made with packing tape.

These confetti hearts are wildly simple to make. They look great topping treat boxes, hung up as garland, or used to top a bubblegum cake this time of year. Done in a more traditional palette the hearts make a sneaky way to design a massive amount of favor boxes (say hundreds for a wedding) in a couple of hours and with very little money.

Confetti Hearts

 

To make the confetti hearts you will need only three things!

  • packing tape
  • colorful paper
  • a small hole punch
  • Plus scissors, I suppose, if you’d prefer not to cut tape with your teeth.

Confetti tape hearts

Let’s make some heart confetti, darling!

Punch out the confetti. Punch some more. Just keep punching.

You could also purchase pre-punched confetti, although it always seems silly to me when there is no easier craft to make. Punch out enough confetti to fill your dreams.

Then cut a piece of packing tape to double the height of the heart you want to make. Sprinkle confetti inside filling the tape 1/2 way up. Fold the tape in half, covering the laid down confetti with the top half of the tape.

Cut out the heart shape. BAM!!! There you have it. A colorful, confetti clad heart that will make all your festive dreams of love (or at least your dreams of confetti and cute cakes) come true.

Confetti bubble gum cake

To attach the hearts to boxes, glue the back side down on the box or string with ribbon. To make the cake toppers, use a dab of hot glue on the back of each taped heart and attach onto a small wooden skewer. Various size skewers and hearts make for a fun Valentines cake.Whether topping a bubblegum cake or treat boxes, there is no better way to be festively in love this time of year. Make a stash of these hearts and get celebrating.

Confetti hearts

Is there such thing as too much confetti?

Real question! I am obsessed with confetti, which is why this heart confetti is one of my favorites. But I wanted to share a few of my favorite confetti creations. Because there can never be enough!

bubblegum cake diy

PS. Bubble gum on a cake!!! My new favorite way to decorate with no time, money, or talent needed. I knew you’d love that:).

(Photography © A Subtle Revelry by Erin Holland).