Saturday, January 18, 2014

DIY - Cute handmade hearts

Valentine's day project from salt dough recipe
 Hello my sweet friends! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend. Since the Valentine's day is approaching and love is in the air (can you feel it? I can!) today I am going to show you a quick and creative V-project. I believe that nothing shows love better than a gift you took a time to craft with your own two hands. These little hearts are really easy to make and are a pretty gift idea for anyone special in your life. You can also use them as a key ring, nice decoration to top off simply wrapped presents or to decorate your home for Valentine's party. I'm not going to lie to you - I am keeping some of these for myself :)   

cute pastel gift from salt dough

This project is all about decorating so use your favorite colors and shades to personalize your hearts the way you like. I tried to make each of them unique by creating different patterns. Yep they are all different! The fun part is that the possibilities are endless.  

 diy easy craft project

I chose combination of sugary shades: light blue, peachy pink, white, black, and touch of gold with a more vibrant hue - neon pink. This is a very sweet yet, lively mix which fits my idea of Valentine's day. What colors would you choose?

DIY pastelowe serduszka

DIY salt dough hearts:

For the dough you will need:

-1 glass of flour
-1 glass of salt
- Up to 1 glass of water
-Cookie cutters
-Baking paper
-Straw

pastel paint and neon details

                   Directions:

                   Step 1. Mix salt and flour then add water gradually until the consistency is dough-like. It shouldn't be sticky.
                   Step 2. Knead dough until it's soft.
                   Step 3. Roll it out to 0,5 cm thickness. 
                   Step 4. Cut out your hearts using cookie cutters.
                   Step 5. Poke holes in the hearts, using a straw (for a string/ribbon) 
                   Step 6. Preheat oven to 100'C.
                   Step 7. Gently transfer your hearts onto the baking paper-lined tray.
                   Step 8. Place in the oven and bake for 3 hours.

step by step tutorial

For decorating I used:

-Acrylic paints
-Masking tapes
-Gold leaf and mod podge glue
-Pink string
                      -White paper and black pen (to make some love notes :)
Valentine's day gift idea

Here is what I did:

                Step 1. Polish the edges of the hearts using sand paper.
                Step 2. Spray paint them with white acrylic paint
                Step 3. Play with the colors and paint different patterns with blue, peachy pink and neon pink paint
                Step 4. Wrap washi tape around them and stick your love notes under.
                Step 5. Cover the hearts with a thin layer of mod podge glue and decorate with gold leaf.
                Step 6. When the hearts are dry, thread string/ribbn through the hole and tie a knot.

pastel DIY gift

I told you it was easy! If you have any questions, please ask me in the comments section below.  


What do you think, will you try it? What colors are you going to paint your hearts? Which pattern is your favorite?


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52 comments :

  1. So pretty!!! This is the sweetest V-day gift idea I've ever seen :) And your pictures are beautiful as always, I just can't stop starring at them xoxo

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  2. Thank you Ida, I'm truly happy to hear that! :)
    Much love ♥

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  3. WOW! I'm impressed Aga. I would love to make them for Valentines and I think soft shades are the best choice here.
    Yours look perfect :-)))

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    1. I just can't resist pastel colors :P
      Thank you. Hugs x

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  4. Fantastyczny pomysł! Bardzo lubię, i piękne kolory!

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    1. Dziękuję ślicznie :) A kolorki są bardzo Walentynkowe!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Ashley and it's so nice to know that you find them inspiring :)
      Have a great day x

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  6. nieoceniona masa solna ....:)))śliczne ci wyszły ...cute po prostu !!!!! ja pewnie zrobię serducha w wersji słodkiej dla moich Walentych :))))

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    1. Dzięki! :) No tak, przez żołądek do serca ;))) Zawsze się sprawdza!

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    1. Taki jakiś słodko-walentynkowy humor mnie dopadł :D

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  8. I am a hopeless romantic so these get a thumbs up from me! x

    colitisandme.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. That's so nice of you :) Thank you for visiting Victoria.

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  10. These are so cute, pretty little valentine hearts...a fun craft for me to make with our grandchildren..Hopping over from the Frugal crafty hop.♥

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    1. I truly enjoyed making them and I'm sure it would be a fun family craft. If you decide to make them, please let me know, I would love to see your creations :) x

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  11. Loving the colours and my favourite is definitely the 'sewing' outline look or the two halves as it's clearly for sharing the love ;)

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    1. I love the sewing one as well :) Thanks for your comment Alina, happy you stopped by x

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  12. Great project !!



    I would love you to come and share @ Craft, Create & Inspire linky party !!!



    Look forward to seeing you there :)




    http://livel0vecreate.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/craft-create-inspire-linky-party_18.html



    Claire x

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  13. So cute! I love these =) I am doing a giveaway today and would love if you would stop by and check it out! http://www.thediaryofarealhousewife.blogspot.com/

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    1. You are so nice Jennie, thank you =) Your giveaway is great, I have just joined it. Hugs x

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  14. Love these so cute!! now following you. and thanks for linking up to Serenity Saturday link party

    Natasha @ Serenity You

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    1. Great and I'm happy to have you here :) Always a pleasure to party with you!

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  15. I'm in LOVE!!! How cute are those!! Wow! I'm going to make some with my daughters! Amazing!

    Thanks for sharing at From Dream To Reality! :)

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    1. Ohh I'm blushing, you are so kind! Let me know if you do, I would love to see what you come up with.
      Hugs x

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  16. Cute is an understatement! LOVE these, Aga!

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    1. Handmade with LOVE! :D Happy you like them Amy x

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  17. Adorable! The colors are so perfect too. :)

    P.S. - I would love it if you linked up at Do Tell Tuesday with the gals and me!
    http://vintagezest.com/2014/01/do-tell-tuesday-7-with-features-co-host.html

    Diane @ Vintage Zest

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  18. Awww so pretty!!! I was looking for a nice and easy project for Valentine's Day! I think, I'm going to do this! :) and quote you on my blog! ;) www.sweetlavenderandchiliflakes.blogspot.ie

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  19. 100 degrees Celsius?

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  20. Exactly :) 100 Celsius / 212 Fahrenheit.

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  21. They are really cute!!! I've included a link to your DYI to be published on a link roundup I do weekly in my blog (it's in Portuguese, but you're always welcome to check it!). It'll go out next Sunday!

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    1. How nice of you :) Looking forward to seeing it!
      Obrigado xo

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  22. They are very pretty and want to make them! What is a glass, is that a cup? The baking time is 200 degrees? Thank you

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    1. Hi Tracy :) Yep, 1 cup and bake for 3 hours at 212 F / 100 ' C. Thank you! :))

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  23. They are very pretty and want to make them! What is a glass, is that a cup? The baking time is 200 degrees? Thank you

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  24. Hi Agi,

    this is a super nice and cute idea. I was lately already thinking about working on my food column and bake something, but this way seems also quite nice to me - baking but for decoration! Good idea and it just inspired me! x

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    1. Hi Lena,

      Thanks :) My boyfriend thought they were cookies when I took them out of the oven. Good he didn't try one haha
      Yep, that's what I use my oven for...decoration :))) Hugs x

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  25. Hi Aga, I really like your innovation... but i dont have an oven... Is there an alternative ? and what is this mod podge glue ?

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    1. Hello Henna, it might be a bit difficult without an oven but you could try using self-hardening clay instead. Mod podge is one of the best waterbased sealer glues used for crafts. It gives perfect finishing to decorated surfaces (I used matte mod podge for this project) Hope you find this helpful :)

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  26. Hi really love your project Im think of making it for my demonstrative speech on Monday for a class of 25 pls can u tell me how much hearts your recipe makes thank you :) and your craft is very beautiful by the way :)

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    1. Hi Monique, it sounds like so much fun, I wish I could join you :) I made 15 hearts ( size more or less 6cm x 7cm). If you take any pictures please let me know, I would love to see yours xo

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    2. I so wish u could be there also :) and I definitely will be posting pics and thank you so much for the info :)

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  27. These are beautiful.I love them...xo

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    1. Thank you Lucy :) I'm happy you like them xo

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  28. These are adorable! Thanks so much for linking this up at Sewlicious Home Decor! I pinned to the new Show=licious Pinterest board and the Valentine board! I'd love for you to stop by this week and a link up! :)

    Have a great weekend!
    Marti

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  29. Thank you so much for sharing your fantastic project on The Inspiration Board at homework. I featured you in the spotlight!
    carolyn
    homework &
    DETAILS

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  30. Congrats! You are featured on Vintage Zest! Feel free to grab a button and link up to Do Tell Tuesday this week too. :) http://www.vintagezest.com/2014/01/do-tell-tuesday-8-with-features-co-host.html

    Diane @ Vintage Zest

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  31. Thank you for sharing this with us, Aga. I featured it today! You can see it here! http://sewlicioushomedecor.com/10-valentines-day-ideas/

    Marti

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