Seven hearts, seven days

It’s Valentine’s week, and truthfully, Valentine’s Day has never been an event in my life. I received my first and only rose from my husband, as a joke, from a petrol station. Although he is my first ‘admirer’, the romantic in me is constantly disappointed by the practical in him. Sigh.

Although Valentine’s Day can be a bit icky, with satin red hearts on ribbons and pink teddy bears holding I Love You hearts, I love hearts. Hearts have inspired our creative projects this week. Seven days, seven hearts.


Crayon hearts.

As usual, I forgot to follow the instructions properly. My little girl helped me shave the crayon wax into baking paper. We (I) ironed it, and the crayon melted. (That bit was per instructions).


What we were meant to do was trace hearts, and then hang. What we did was melt the crayon wax on to craft paper, then traced the hearts. We hung these from a branch.


The effect was pretty, nevertheless.


Painted leaf hearts

Dried leaves, painted, threaded, hung.



Sponge hearts

Cut out heart shape in sponge. Sponged.



Screen print heart

Plain grey skivvy. Cut out heart shape from paper. Used the very infrequently used screen printing frame and wedge.



Stone hearts

Moulded clay into heart shapes. Dried.



Pink heart cookies

Macadamia butter
Natural pink food colouring
Fresh ginger

Mix ingredients and need into cookie dough. Roll out and cut hearts. Bake for 10 min in moderate oven.


Sprinkle with icing sugar.



Hearts in a tin

After two parties this weekend, staying over at my parents, and late nights, I was exhausted. So Sunday, Elki chose a heart tin at the market, and we filled it with little hearts.


Seven days, seven hearts. Happy heart week.

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  • Oh, those are beautiful, simple crafts – lovely!

  • What great ideas! Lovely. xx Danya

  • You are so creative, I’m feeling very inspired!
    There are so many crayons in this house and I was wondering what to do with them, I think melted hearts would be perfect! But now that I type that – melted hearts – it sounds a little depressing? hehehe.
    Sadly I’ve really slacked off on the creativity over the past week. Luckily they receive some creative nurturing from their carers while I’m at work.

    • I think you can be excused Kelly! I am sure your kidlets get plenty of creative stimulation…yes, I was thinking of doing melted hearts, but somehow forgot to get that in the mix. Need eight days in a week sometimes 🙂 x

  • What a lovely idea! I love the melted crayon hearts gorgeous!

  • That all looks amazing! I made cookies yesterday, and drew a picture, but didn’t get too much more creative than that. 🙂 Someday I want to do the crayon idea, that would be fun to draw with them later too!

    • That sounds pretty creative to me…It’s been a while since I drew a picture 🙂 xx

  • I’m going to do some Valentine craft with the girls tomorrow so that they can give some cards to their friends. Love the crayon hearts – great idea.

    • That’s great. If you take any pictures, feel free to link them here. xx

  • I love hearts, too. But am “eh” about Valentine’s Day. Our wedding anniversary is 4 days after, so we tend to focus on that more than V’day! -Aroha #teamIBOT

    • Like Kyla! More personal and more special I say. Happy anniversary for then. x

  • What a glorious selection of heart crafts, just beautiful x

  • I’m useless around Valentines day, our anniversary is on the 18th so we tend to ignore the hype in favour of waiting a few days to celebrate ourselves. I’m loving the melted crayon hearts though, may have to do some crafts with the toddler so he can give them to his friends.

    • I can understand that Kyla. Valentine’s Day is a bit generic. Having an anniversary is much more personal . x

    • our anniversary is the 18th too! 🙂

  • Gorgeous photos and craft ideas! I remember melted crayon when I was little! See you on Thursday 🙂

  • crazycrunchychocolatemummy

    What a great idea. I love it! We dont really do valentines either. But I usually by or make my nan something and leave it on her doorstep. I might have to have a go at one of these! thank you 🙂

  • These are all so gorgeous – I especially love the screen print of the heart – I own many heart print pieces of clothing (maybe too many!)
    Greta to see so many little craft projects all centered around love xx

  • Gorgeous, simple and practical ideas Zanni – thanks for sharing!

  • Oh, what beautiful ideas, Zanni!!! I bought some love heart shaped cookie cutters so I hope to be making use of those on Thursday. Can’t wait to join in your linky!!! x

  • Such a sweet idea, love it x

  • Me

    What great projects you have here. We don’t celebrate Valentines Day – we both feel it is so commercialised. We try to really appreciate / validate each other every day rather than worry about it on one day and be mean and nasty the rest of the time (which I know other people do !!!)
    Hope you have a great day !
    #IBOT visitor

  • Great craft ideas Zanni. Can we link old post for your linky?

  • Those melted crayon hearts are very cool. Love all of these hearts Zanni!

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