Friday, 12 February 2016

Heart Filled

Wishing you all a weekend filled with LOVE! 


Thursday, 11 February 2016

Love Notes in A Bottle

Who doesn't love receiving a little handwritten love note, especially when it's contained in a mini bottle filled with confetti! You can make these up in matter of minutes and they will be sure to a smile on someone's face when they open them up! 

You Will Need:

Mini Glass Bottles
Heart Shaped Confetti
Jump Rings

Part fill your bottles with confetti

Write down a reason why you love that person (I have made a bigger version with 10 of my favourite things about my Valentine) 

Roll up your note and secure with a jump ring 

Pop you note into the bottle and add some twine if you like! 

Send your little bottles on their way to spread some love this weekend :)
I have popped my bottles into little organza bags filled with bigger heart confetti and added a sequin brooch to gift to my friends on Valentine's Day! 

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Strawberry Nutella Red Velvet Valentine's Cupcakes

If your Love has a sweet tooth, why not bake them something for Valentine's Day?! I decided to try out some classic red velvet cupcakes but give them a little twist...

Start by mixing up a batch of your favourite red velvet cake batter, or you can use a packet mix to save time! 

I decided to use Nutella and Fresh Strawberries for my fillings. 

I made three different combinations:

Half fill a cupcakes case with cake batter, then add a teaspoon of Nutella and top with more batter.

Mix chopped up strawberries into the cake batter.

Half fill a case with batter, swirl in Nutella, add some strawberries pieces, top with more batter and swirl in some more Nutella.

Once the cupcakes had cooled completely I piped some homemade butter cream (I add vanilla seeds straight from the pod into my butter cream and it tastes so much better than using Vanilla essence) and topped with some candy hearts.

Wondering why there is only one finished cupcakes pictured? Well it was dark by the time I finished them and let's just say not many made it to the next day! 

I have one more Valentine's DIY to share with you all tomorrow! 

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

DIY Sequin Heart Brooch

I wanted to make a little something to send to some of my friends this Valentine's Day to let them know I love them too! These sequin heart brooches are super simple to make and you can make a few quite quickly if you get a mini production line going! 

You Will Need:

Craft Glue
Brooch Pin
Needle and Thread (optional)

Start be cutting out two hearts, it's best to use a template to get them even every time! 

Starting at the outer edge glue a little section on sequins at a time and work your way inwards.

Keep Going ......

Glue your brooch back to the second heart (I also sewed the back on to make it a bit more secure but you don't need to do this). Then glue the two hearts together...

And there you have your sparkly sequin heart brooch! You could also use a hair clip back instead if you have a friend who likes to add some sparkle to her hairstyle, or make a matching pair and turn them into shoe clips! I have made a few spare and I plan on adding one to my shopping bag!