It's February 4th and Valentine's Day is quickly approaching!! Thought I would share with you something we are doing here this year.
I actually saw this craft, in the Martha Stewart Living magazine, when I was first married, living in our tiny apartment and wanting to be all 'suzy homemaker'. I thought, this looks like a fun activity...I went to the dollar store and bought some boxes of crayons so I could begin!
I have to admit, it was a bit of work...the most time consuming part being, sharpening the crayons to get the shavings...but it was worth it in the end. I followed the directions and used some cheapie thread in similar colours that I had laying around. We bought a small piece of doweling at the hardware store (like less than $1) and I gave it a coat of white paint I had left over from something (you could even use craft paint if you don't have anything else available). Hubby nailed 2 tiny nails above the window frame and that served as a holder for the ends of the doweling. Slide the threaded hearts onto it and ...
The hearts are now about 8-9 years old..I keep them in a file folder in our Valentine's box and they have all held up perfectly! If you have some time and have some crayons, get sharpening!!
|Martha Stewart Living|
We are also going to make some sugar cookies with royal icing for Little Misses class. I have discovered a few amazing cookie blogs that are just a wealth of information!! Having read their suggestions and watched their videos, my skills have greatly improved and I am much more efficient! I'm no where near to opening my own cookie store, but you can only improve with practice!!
These are the Valentine's cookies we made last year...it was a family effort, Little Miss, myself and Grammie. Little Miss decorated hers for her class and my Mom and I took our time working on our masterpieces. ;)
There is definitely a technique to decorating them, like I said, it just takes practice...and some proper tools...but I encourage you to take a look at these blogs for their tips and tutorials before you get started...it can make the process so much more enjoyable!!
Happy Cookie Making!!