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DIY – Cute handmade hearts

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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Idada

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

Aga Tinca

Thank you Ida, I’m truly happy to hear that! 🙂
Much love ♥

Clarissa

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 :-)))

    Aga Tinca

    I just can’t resist pastel colors 😛
    Thank you. Hugs x

sky-blu-pink

Fantastyczny pomysł! Bardzo lubię, i piękne kolory!

    Aga Tinca

    Dziękuję ślicznie 🙂 A kolorki są bardzo Walentynkowe!

Ashley @3littlegreenwoods

Precious! Thanks for the inspiration!

    Aga Tinca

    Thanks for stopping by Ashley and it’s so nice to know that you find them inspiring 🙂
    Have a great day x

Filipek 70

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

    Aga Tinca

    Dzięki! 🙂 No tak, przez żołądek do serca ;))) Zawsze się sprawdza!

Aleksandra Zielinska

Słodziaki:)

    Aga Tinca

    Taki jakiś słodko-walentynkowy humor mnie dopadł 😀

Victoria marie

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

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Aga Tinca

That’s so nice of you 🙂 Thank you for visiting Victoria.

Katherines Corner

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.♥

    Aga Tinca

    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

Alina

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

    Aga Tinca

    I love the sewing one as well 🙂 Thanks for your comment Alina, happy you stopped by x

    Aga Tinca

    Done 🙂

    Aga Tinca

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

Natasha Mairs

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

Natasha @ Serenity You

    Aga Tinca

    Great and I’m happy to have you here 🙂 Always a pleasure to party with you!

Christine

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! 🙂

    Aga Tinca

    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

Amy @ Homey Oh My!

Cute is an understatement! LOVE these, Aga!

    Aga Tinca

    Handmade with LOVE! 😀 Happy you like them Amy x

    Aga Tinca

    Thanks Diane, I just did 🙂

    Aga Tinca

    Can’t wait to see yours! xo

Maleisha

100 degrees Celsius?

Aga Tinca

Exactly 🙂 100 Celsius / 212 Fahrenheit.

Milk Woman

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!

    Aga Tinca

    How nice of you 🙂 Looking forward to seeing it!
    Obrigado xo

tracy boyette

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

    Aga Tinca

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

tracy boyette

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

Lena @ mahalolena

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

    Aga Tinca

    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

Henna Singh

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

    Aga Tinca

    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 🙂

Monique Wilson

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 🙂

    Aga Tinca

    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

    Monique Wilson

    I so wish u could be there also 🙂 and I definitely will be posting pics and thank you so much for the info 🙂

Craftberry Bush

These are beautiful.I love them…xo

    Aga Tinca

    Thank you Lucy 🙂 I’m happy you like them xo

Marti @ SewLicious Home Decor

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

Carolyn

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