Saturday, January 30, 2016

DIY Tiny Lollipop Pins

Looking for non-candy Valentine ideas? These easy-to-make tiny lollipop pins are so sweet without the extra calories, plus they're crafted from felt scraps! 

Stuff You'll Need:

1. Cut out tiny circles out of felt (2 per lollipop), set aside. Cut one lollipop stick into 3 pieces (to make mini sticks).

2. Apply hot glue onto one circle then quickly apply mini lollipop stick. Attach other circle with more hot glue.

3. Run a strip of hot glue along the flat side of one pin back.

3. Quickly apply the pin back onto the circle.

Tada! The cutest piece of flair around!

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Felt Heart Lollipops

Who doesn't like a lollipop? Especailly a heart-shaped lollipop!  These felt heart lollipops make great favors or Valentines. They're yummy addition to your child's play food collection.

Stuff You'll Need:

To make: Simply cut out heart shapes out of felt (2 hearts per stick). Attach lollipop stick using a hot glue gun.

Cotton Candy Heart Cookie Pops

These heart-shaped sugar cookie pops topped with delicate, fluffy clouds of strawberry cotton candy, make the perfect treat for your next Valentine's party. Sprinkle them with edible gold hearts for that extra wow factor, your guests will love them!

Stuff You'll Need:
- your favorite sugar cookie recipe
- a heart cookie cutter
- pastry bag or zip-lock bag
- your favorite cookie frosting
- pink food coloring
- spatula
- edible gold hearts (Michael's)
- pink cotton candy (Sweet Puff Candy)

Prepare your sugar cookies & insert lollipop sticks before baking according to your recipe. Tint frosting with pink food coloring. Allow cookies to cool completely before frosting. Gently top with cotton candy and sprinkle with edible gold hearts (optional).

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

DIY Sugar Hearts

Add a little elegance to your next tea party or shower with these tiny diy sugar hearts. They're so delicate, pretty and incredibly easy to make. They also make great Valentine's gifts. It's the little things that make life a little sweeter.

Stuff You'll Need:
-1/2 cup sugar
-red food coloring
-1 1/2 teaspoons water
-mini heart fondant cutter
-small mixing bowl
-baking sheet lined with wax paper or a Silpat

1. In a small mixing bowl, mix sugar, a drop of red food coloring and water with a fork.
The sugar mixture will have a sand & water consistency- as if you're building a sand castle.
2. Transfer mixture onto Silpat and press down with your hands.
3. Using your heart cutter, gently push into sugar mixture. Transfer hearts onto a dry surface by gently tapping the heart cutter. Allow hearts to set for 2 hours before using.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

DIY Hand Warmers

Need something to keep you warm during the chilly months ahead? These rice-filled hand warmers are just the ticket! They're perfect for dog walkers or when spending time at the park with the kids. To activate the hand warmers, simply pop it into the microwave for 20-30 seconds to warm the rice and place it in your pocket until you're ready to use it. They also make the perfect Valentine's gifts!

Stuff You'll Need:
- felt or fabric scraps
- scissors
- needle & thread
- rice
- funnel

1. Cut out 2 hearts (or whatever shape you'd like) out of felt or fabric.
2. Hand stitch along the heart keeping the stitch small so the rice doesn't fall out. Leave a little opening to fill the heart with rice.
3. Use a funnel to fill the heart with rice then stitch the opening closed.