Monday, January 28, 2013

Valentine Treats and a Winner


I'm still in a big Valentine's mood, and I think that's OK as long as it doesn't continue after Valentine's day is over!   The weekend was pretty cold but it was a good time for me to finish painting the beams in my bedroom.  In the mean time my daughter came up with this project for today,  some Valentine treats she is going to give her friends, incorporating clay hearts she created.

The materials you will need:
Polymer clay (red, white, pink), Sculpey or Fimo are fine.
Heart cutters
Treat bags
Ribbon
Candies



To make the hearts, roll out the clay to an even thickness, she uses that tool that looks like a pasta machine, but you can use a simple roller.  Then it's up to your imagination to create the shapes you want, well, in this case hearts.  Don't forget to poke a little hole to string the ribbon through later on.



Then, they go into the oven to harden.  She set the oven at 275°F, they stayed in there for 15 min.  (she kept on telling me to write about the importance of following the manufacturer instructions because each brand has its own times ;)



While the hearts were in the oven, somebody else was pretty willing to help stuff the treat bags.



Once the heart charms cooled down, it was time to tie the ribbon.



Cute, don't you think so?  They can also be used as a necklace charm.


For now they are simply adorning the treats.










Thank you so much for participating in the Valentine's Day Heart Giveaway!  The winner is:

Mindi Carwin

Thanks for your support!



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22 comments:

My Shabby Chic Home said...

Le quedaron lindisimos!!! ha heredado tus talentos!!!!
Un beso
Lorena

videcoyvintage said...

Bonitos corazones, que lindo detalle para regalar! Cariños desde Bs.As.,
Victoria

Feral Turtle said...

What a great idea! I never would have thought of using my pasta machine to roll clay. Very pretty idea too. Cheers.

Finding Home said...

Oh my goodness, these came out fantastic - what a great idea to add a special touch!

Debbie @ MeandMyDIY said...

Christina, those are so adorable! Your daughter has obviously inherited your talent. :) I love that she wanted to make sure that everyone followed the manufacturer's directions. Sounds like a born leader to me. And is it my imagination? Or is your son popping some hearts in his mouth while stuffing the bags? So fun that the kids are involved. Have a great week!

Debbie

Our Pinteresting Family said...

These are so beautiful, Cristina! What a lovely gift idea. :)

Our Neck of the Woods said...

These are so cute! I've never made anything with clay but it looks so fun and pretty easy. They look great on the candy bags. Great job!

NanaDiana said...

Those are just so cute- I haven't worked with Fimo in a long time. It might be fun to try it again. Darling idea...and congrats to Mindi- xo Diana

Lynn at Cottage and Creek said...

Cute and clever! Your post reminds me I need to get my Valentine's Day decorations out! I'm a little behind, I think. Visiting from Cowgirl Up.
Lynn at Cottage and Creek
www.cottageandcreek.com

Decora Adora said...

Que buena idea para San Valentín, pero lo que mas me gusto es tu hijo !!! Muy buen ayudante tienes!!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Thanks so much for sharing these cuties at my party.

Blessings,
linda

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

Super cute! What a fun way to decorate the bags!

Chubby Chieque said...

This is an absolutely a dear DIY... and your assistant is well and handsome. He really remind my son with his mole on his chin. So cute.

Enjoy your day.
/CC girl

Jemma said...

This is such a precious craft-what a creative idea using your pasta machine! Lovely photos as well!

Meeha Meeha said...

Ha ha, these are very sweet! I could totally wear one as a necklace charm, indeed :)

Rea T said...

this really turned out cute Cristina & awesome valentine treats! not just one but two helpers really made it a difference :)

i would want one for my daughter as a necklace charm :)

huggies♥
rea

RuthSMac. said...

This turn out so pretty! I really like them. Your girl is so savvy.

xoxo!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Oh how fun...imagine we used to work in a big scale in our past ceramic factory!! Your little son must have loved it..I know I would. Congrats to the winner! Have a great weekend, mi dulce y linda amiga.
FABBY

Vanessa said...

Hi, Cristina

I love this Valentine's tutorial. It's such a great idea to give as a gift for my little girl's classmate. Thank you for sharing and thank you for stopping by this week at my blog (www.diy180.com)

Vanessa

Creating A Beautiful Life said...

Very cute...I can think of so many uses for these. Any idea how they hold up to the weather? I was thinking they would look great on a wreath. I'm visiting from It's Overflowing.

Judy Whatilivefor said...

What a cute, simple way to make the Velentine's baggies more personal and lively. Thanks for sharing (I found you over at DIY Showoff).

Happy Valentine's Day!

Katie @ Creatively Living said...

So cute Cristina!

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