DIY Telegram Idea: Giant Googly Eye Heart for Valentine’s Day


Giant Googly Eye DIY Heart Telegram

It’s not quite Friday yet (boooo), so I wanted to send a little pick-me-up your way in the form of a giant googly eye V-Day heart telegram. You can even sing or dance if your (googly eye) heart desires.

The concept is very similar to the googly eye Christmas tree I made in December (complete with Mariah Carey music video here). And basically consists of sticking googly eyes to random items to make people smile. BUT this time, we made the random thing that it was stuck on. And then turned it into a telegram. Big difference. Haha.

Giant Googly Eye DIY Heart Telegram for Valentine's Day

Anyway, it was really fun to make. So, I thought I’d share the process in case you want to make your own and surprise someone you love with an in-person gift / entertaining act. :) Here’s what you’ll need…


  • giant googly eyes with sticky backs (mine are from Amazon)
  • 48×72 foam core board
  • acrylic paint OR house paint
  • paint brush OR paint roller
  • box cutter or cutting blade
  • pen or marker


1. Start by free-handing  a large heart on foam core board, taking up as much of the board as possible, so you can get the biggest heart possible. The bigger, the better.

2. Then, cut out the heart shape with a box cutter or sharp blade.

Giant Googly Eye DIY Heart Telegram for Valentine's Day

3. Paint the heart on both sides with 2 coats of paint. We used house paint and a roller because it goes on thicker and faster that way, but you can also use acrylic paint and a paint brush. Wait for it to dry completely.

Giant Googly Eye DIY Heart Telegram for Valentine's Day

4. Determine where you want the google eyes to go. Then, remove the sticky backs and stick them to the heart. Done!
Giant Googly Eye DIY Heart Telegram for Valentine's Day

Now, you’re ready to run down the streets acting a fool and cheering people up this V-Day! *You can find a more detailed tutorial for creating the heart shape on a previous post I did here.

Giant Googly Eye DIY Heart Telegram for Valentine's Day

Have leftover scrap pieces of foam core board? Cut out letters, paint them, and create V-Day messages like these…

Leave them on your secret admirers car or their front door!

Lets make out!

Giant Googly Eye DIY Heart Telegram for Valentine's Day

U R Cool AF

Giant Googly Eye DIY Heart Telegram

Photography by Rachel Brewer
Craft production by Amelia Tatnall
Styling / concept by Brittni Mehlhoff

Would you be up for sending a googly eye heart telegram for V-Day? Or maybe a message on someone’s car? So curious to know!

16 comments | Click here to reply

Haha, this is so cute and funny, I think googly eyes make literally everything look hilarious!
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Michelle | February 10th, 2016 at 9:11 am

Glad you like it Michelle. :)

Brittni | February 10th, 2016 at 10:20 am

haha! I legit can’t handle this. at all. The cutest. why are you so creative?!
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arin | February 10th, 2016 at 10:55 am

:) Thanks Arin!

Brittni | February 10th, 2016 at 11:09 am

So, so darling and fun! Our Valentine’s will love this! And the foam letter=pure genius! Thanks for sharing!

Trina and Tina | February 10th, 2016 at 11:20 am

Awesome Trina and Tina. Glad you like them.

Brittni | February 10th, 2016 at 11:21 am

How fun – and silly, but fun! My mind went to how it could be a romantic googly heart if it were wearing stockings and heels… it’s really a multi purpose heart!
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Emily | February 10th, 2016 at 11:24 am

Love it, Emily. Would definitely be working that telegram with stockings and heels. :) Thumbs up!

Brittni | February 10th, 2016 at 11:44 am

OMG, I love this! So funny!

Jasmijn | February 10th, 2016 at 12:05 pm

Thanks Jasmijn.

Brittni | February 10th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

“UR COOL AF” = best valentine’s ever haha! I’m going to mail that to you 😉

Ashley | Sugar & Cloth | February 10th, 2016 at 1:31 pm

Haha. Thanks Ash.

Brittni | February 10th, 2016 at 2:00 pm

How fun is this!! I loved your Christmas tree idea. Also how great is the make out sign?!
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Kelsey | February 10th, 2016 at 2:04 pm

Aw, thanks Kelsey.

Brittni | February 11th, 2016 at 12:29 am

I will do this with my daughter, she will be thrilled
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