Pink Popcorn Heart Pops (DIY Exclusive)


Pink (or red) popcorn kernels are an unexpected and adorable Valentine;s Day gift, but you can certainly re-create these for any occasion. Make just one batch for a special someone or dye them in bulk to give out to a group. These kernels will still pop on the stovetop, but unfortunately the popcorn itself won’t be colorful! Read below to see how to make these pink popcorn heart pops — an exclusive craft for The Good Stuff!


  • Popcorn kernels (⅓ cup per Valentine)
  • Red (or pink) liquid food coloring
  • Vinegar
  • Plastic Ziploc bag
  • Bakers twine
  • Mini milk jug or other small bottle
  • Cardstock
  • Free printable

popcorn 1 Directions:

  • Place the popcorn kernels in a plastic bag. Add about a ¼ cup of water, or enough so that the kernels are submerged in the bag (you can eyeball it and add the water right from the tap).
  • Add about 15 drops of food coloring and 1 tablespoon of vinegar. Add less food coloring for a lighter/pinker color.

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  • Shake the bag so the kernels and dye are well-mixed. Unzip the top of the bag and allow to sit open overnight.
  • Remove the popcorn kernels with a slotted (or regular spoon) and allow to dry completely on a paper towel.

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  • Place the kernels into the milk jug or other glass bottle and add the lid.
  • Print out the “You Make My Heart POP” template onto cardstock. Cut out the heart along the line.
  • Polk a small hole in the heart using a yarn thread or fork teeth. Thread the bakers twine through, and tie around the top of your jug or jar.

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See more love-filled Valentine’s Day crafts that aren’t cards here!