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
pastel paint and neon details


                   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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  1. says

    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

  2. Clarissa says

    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 :-)))

    • says

      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

  3. says

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

  4. says

    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!

  5. says

    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

    • says

      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

    • says

      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 :)

  6. says

    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 :)

  7. says

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