Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Valentine Salt Dough...

Another holiday means more fun salt dough projects. Actually I'm cheating a lil' bit and showing you pics from last year 'cause I haven't had time to make mine yet!!! But here are a couple of ideas you could use while you are creating your own!
You know the recipe by "heart" now I'm sure but here it goes again...
2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup salt
mix well and add
1 cup warm water
Form dough and shape with your hands or use cookie cutters
Bake at about 325 degrees for a couple of hours - give or take
Insert loops in the top if you'd like to make lil' small charms...
Paint them to your liking...


Here are some I monogrammed, polka-dotted, and glittered to make lil' necklaces. They were for all the young girls in Casen's kindergarten class last year...cute and inexpensive.



And for those of you who do seasonal trees - they would make the perfect ornaments or tie-ons for gifts...
And I haven't tried it yet but I think it would be really cute to make small ones painted in pastel colors that looks like that candy - you know - "kiss me", "u r cute", "I luv u". Place them in a sweet dish for a lil' Valentine decoration. And you'll keep your new diet in check - because you can't eat them - you know, cute on the eyes, not on the thighs -hehe
Everybody have a blessed day and
Happy Creating!
Cathy


27 comments:

carla (http://dancingmoon-carla.blogspot.com/) said...

Love them!!! Cute on the eyes and not the thighs!!!! Hee hee!!!
Very cute and thanks for the recipe!!! Not by heart I don't!!!!
hugs carla

Angie said...

They are just so adorable! Two of my friends and I got together last month and made Christmas ornaments and had so much fun that we are planning to make Valentine's Day stuff too. This is a perfect project for us! Thanks!

marie said...

I love these so much!! Especially the no-calorie candy hearts. Thanks for sharing such sweet ideas!

I shared a bbit of your 2010 Handbook today and linked to your blog. Hope that was okay!!

Have a blessed day.

Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

So cute...thanks for sharing!

RiverBend Farm said...

Cute, cute, cute! I've made Christmas ornaments but never Valentine's ornaments. Very clever!
Berte

Debbie said...

I'm so glad you posted this. I remember when you did these for your son's class and I am wanting to do some for my prim tree. I think I know what I am going to do today! :)

Debbie

Brooke said...

SO CUTE! The hearts look great.

Look Beyond The Picket Fence said...

They are so cute!
denise

Julie said...

OMG you are so funny!!! very cute ideas I may have to make these for my sunday school kids!!
have a wonderful day
julie

Audrey said...

HAHA! Love them! No calorie candy's...I like!

Deb said...

so cute I remember them from last year...

Country Dreaming said...

Oooooooo-Love it!
Very cute ideas. I need to get myself in gear and do these.

Melinda

Beverly said...

Cute idea for my granddaughters. Thanks Cathy. Now to just find the time. Loved the conversation heart idea too.

Becca's Dirt said...

You are so creative. I love them - they are so adorable.

Farmhouse Country said...

Those are too cute. I think my kiddos will love to make a few of them for valentines, what a fun project. Thank you for sharing, I love stopping by your blog, you always have such great ideas and it is so bright and cheerful here! Take care!

Mimi Sue said...

Very, very cute. Makes me want to go make some right now. Mimi

Farmchick said...

I love the idea of making them look like candy, but they are really inedible. Good for me!

Acorn Cottage said...

My daughter and I had so much fun making these for Christmas ornaments(I did a post about it!), I can't wait to make Hearts for Valentines Day! Yours came out sooooo cute, and I love the gingham ribbon, just the happiest stuff around!

Nancy

Busym1 said...

New to your blog, cute! I love this idea, will have to make some this week! Hugs, michelle

Cherry Hill Cottage~ said...

I want to do this~ cutecutecute!
Also, you look darling in your hat!
Love you Cathy!

Spencer said...

Thanks for the idea. We made them a couple days ago and they turned out great. The safety pins baked inside were genious.

Farris Family said...

I made these today! What fun and how cute!

Colleen/And Baby Makes Five said...

These are so sweet!

I've been playing with salt dough quite a bit lately too.

Come take a peek:

http://www.andbabymakesfive-colleen.blogspot.com/

Sherry said...

Love Love Love the necklace idea! I want to bake these and let my Cubbies (3 year olds at church) paint and decorate them for their mommies for Valentines! I have a question please - what should I use for the silver hoop thing? Please email me at srobinson@heartofgahospice.org Thanks so so much!

Tracy said...

I've been making these and I absolutely love them! So much fun. I've already bought St. Patrick's Day cookie cutters so I can make them for that, as well! Thanks for the inspiration, and also for the instructions. = )

Blessings,
Tracy

SweetPepperRose said...

Too Cute! I haven't tried salt dough items in years, so this gives me some inspiration to get it going on again!
Thanks!
JoAnn
sweetpepperrose.blogspot.com

Brenda said...

Thanks, kathy for posting these valentine dough hearts again. I want to make some of these for my First Graders for Valentine gifts. Oh...I also wanted to tell you I love your new home. You are so talented and it is beautiful!
Take care and thanks again,
Brenda