Thursday, January 23, 2014

Simple Salt Dough Hearts

 Hey there crafty friends! I have a super simple project that is perfect for Valentine's Day!
  


 
 
The other morning it was freezing and I had less than zero interest in actually leaving my home. It was the perfect time to create this project. Note: this is a fab one to do with the kids, too!
 
 
 
 
Supplies: salt, flour, water, measuring cup, bowl, spoon, rolling pin, cookie cutters, cookie sheet, oven, paint brush, paint (also chalk if you decide to use chalkboard paint).
 
Mix a batch of salt dough according to the recipe (I used this one).
 
Roll it out and use cookie cutters in your desired shape.
 
 
 
After they have baked (warning: it takes like three hours) let the hearts cool and then paint. I used primarily chalkboard paint, but I did a few pale pink and
metallic gold.
 
 
 
 
These would be super adorable in a little bowl or as part of a Valentine Day display.
 
 
 
 
 It would also be super cute to make some larger hearts that you could write messages on with chalk. Sweet!
 

  









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16 comments:

  1. Such a sweet idea. Your posts always catch my eye!
    Deb

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  2. Oh my! I want to make myself some. My kiddos will probably get in on it too! Thanks.

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  3. so cute. love that globe/ball, where did that come from????

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  4. Oh these are just too cute! I could see a whole collection of them in a jar for our Valentines party! The beans would just so love making these! I hope you stay warm..we are below zero again here today and not leaving our house either! A good day to make these hearts! Thanks for sharing! Nicole xoxo

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  5. This is a great idea! My littlies (and me) will love making these! Thanks for sharing! J9

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  6. Those are really cute. What will you do with them? Wouldn't they look cute in a bouquet? Thanks for the great idea.

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  7. OMG these are adorable. Just made salt dough with my daughter but it didn't turn out this cute. Love

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  8. How did you paint the gray ones. Details please. Love them

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    1. debb d--the gray hearts were painted with chalkboard paint and then rubbed with chalk.

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  9. I love your sweet little hearts, Angela. So cute!

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  10. Beautiful. I'm very proud to have my recipe used for such works of art! I'll be taking inspiration and linking back soon. When there's a post like this, why reinvent the wheel (or should I say heart?).

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  11. Oh cool, they look like they are made of stone!

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