Sweet Valentine’s Day Centerpiece

I am loving all of the Valentine’s Day inspiration from all of the awesome bloggers out there! I love this holiday because it can mean something different to everyone. When you are little it’s all about the candy and the school parties, in middle school it’s all about the boy you have a crush on, if you are in high school and you have a bf/gf it becomes the most important day of the year, then once you hit your 20’s and you are single you think it’s the worst day of the year, and finally when you settle down and start a family it becomes a fun-loving holiday all over again :)

I’m in the fun-loving holiday stage and I’ve had a blast making new Valentine’s Day decor for our home. I created this sweet (pun intended) Valentine’s Day Centerpiece made with Styrofoam spheres and Valentine’s Day candy! I placed the edible decor in a milk glass pedestal bowl I picked up at the Goodwill for around $2.00 and tied a big red bow around it.

To add some texture and dimension, I wrapped Twizzlers around some of the Styrofoam spheres.

Edible Valentine's Day Decor

So what about you? Do you read your conversation hearts before you eat them?

Edible Valentine's Day Decor

To make this project, here is what you need:

– Styrofoam spheres (I bought 4 for a $1 at the dollar store)

– Valentine’s Day candy (I used conversation hearts, cupid heart candies, and Twizzlers)

– Hot glue or preferred adhesive

– Decorative bowl

1. I started by separating all of my candy out,  I eventually sorted them all by color. A little OCD, may be?

2. I started gluing the hearts onto the sphere by stacking them on top of each other.

3. I repeated the pattern until the sphere was covered. Ta da!

4. You could use several different kinds of candy to make these! The options are endless. Once you have enough completed, place them in a decorative bowl or cylinder vases would also be an alternative. They would make great centerpieces or accents on a shelf.

Edible Valentine's Day Decor

Speaking of Valentine’s Day, did you hear about my 14 Days of LOVE link party on the February 1st? Don’t forget to link up your projects and tune in to see all of the amazing ideas from a great line-up of bloggers.


Taryn is the owner/editor of Design, Dining and Diapers, a lifestyle blog that focuses on DIY home decor, design, seasonal crafts, easy recipes and just being a mom! She is all about making things for less by upcycling thrift store finds and using what’s on hand. Taryn lives in the greater Seattle area with her husband, 3 year old daughter and 1 year old son.

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  1. says

    I could just imagine this centerpiece on my dining room table, and I have a vase just like that one! Thank you for the instructions.

    Now I’m going over to check out the 14 Days of Love. It sounds like so much fun! I just love the Valentine season ~ I’m sure the name of my blog doesn’t give anyone that idea. :)

    • says

      Thanks Sherry! Your blog is perfect for this time of year, but we could use some hearts and love year round too :) Thanks for coming over, hope you found some inspiration!

    • says

      Haha I had to stop the people around me (and me) from eating all of the candy! I could probably have made another ball if we didn’t eat all of it. :)

  2. Armand says

    Your very creative and i love it. Thanks for sharing this idea. I will definitely try this and follow all the instruction that you have shared with us.

  3. gabby says

    Very nice centerpiece. Looks like a plastic but it’s actually edible. But I think it’s better if this will be put in the bedroom. Very romantic!

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