Saturday, February 04, 2012

Valentine's Day!

It's February 4th and Valentine's Day is quickly approaching!! Thought I would share with you something we are doing here this year.

Crayon Hearts
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 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 can make the process so much more enjoyable!!

Happy Cookie Making!!

Sweet SugarBelle

1 comment:

  1. Those are so cute! I cannot make or decorate cookies. I used to love doing crayon crafts like that, I really should do some with my kids.
    Thank you so much for your kind comments about my grandpas carvings, the sandpiper is one of my favorites too. :)


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