Valentine’s Day is almost here!
When Charlie and I were just dating, Valentine’s day was a much bigger deal.
Over priced flowers, heart shaped boxes of chocolate, expensive dinners in packed restaurants.
That stuff SCREAMS “love”, right?
Nowadays, with kids and a husband, Valentine’s day is more of a monthly fun holiday. No commercialized stuff, just lots of fun crafts and activities for the kids and cute DIY stuff around the house.
Valentine’s day has always sort of been a favorite for me, because I just love how cute everything is all decked out in pink and red, and how everything is heart shaped. It’s probably the romantic in me.
My poor husband.
Anyway, this year I wanted to try something I saw on Pinterest forever ago, and never had a reason to make until now.
Heart Shaped Sugar Cubes!
And it’s 100 times easier than you think.
All you need is some sugar (about a cup), water, food coloring (optional, just use a drop or 2) and a small heart shaped cookie cutter.
Mix your sugar, with just a bit of water. Like a teaspoon. Just enough to make the sugar the consistency of damp sand. Too much and the sugar will crystallize. Make sure the water is cold, as warm water will dissolve the sugar.
If you wish to add color, mix the color in with your water to make it easier to blend.
Spread the sugar paste around on a nonstick surface, such as a silicone baking mat, or parchment paper.
Use your cookie cutter to cut out the shapes, and let them dry slightly before moving. They will crumble if they aren’t totally dry.
I started mine with pink.
The second batch had had time to dry out a bit more and it worked much better.
These little hearts are just so adorable and festive and such a great addition to any cup of tea or coffee, don’t you think? How cute would these be in a small mason jar as a gift? Or at the coffee bar at a wedding or bridal shower in the party colors? Even using different sized and shapes of cookie cutters would yield such adorable results!
I’m sort of obsessed and want to make rainbow colored hearts just to have on hand for when company comes over and might need a sugar cube! Plus it’s so easy and such a kid friendly craft! Abbey and Audrey loved them and wanted to eat them like candy.
Abbey: “Ooohhh it’s so sweet!”
Me: “Well yeah, it’s pure sugar…”
Abbey : “I love pure sugar!!”
That’s my kid.
Do you think you will make these? Do you use sugar cubes or just plain ol boring sugar? What colors would you use? Comment below and don’t forget to share this with your friends if you like it!