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Heart Shaped Sugar Cubes DIY

heart shaped sugar cubes diy

heart shaped sugar cubes diy

I’ve got a really easy DIY for you today – these heart shaped sugar cubes.   I was looking for an easy craft to do this week with my oldest daughter, and as I was rummaging about in our kitchen drawers I stumbled upon my heart shaped mould, which immediately grabbed her attention.  She’s in a pink phase right now, and nothing else would do apart from this bright pink mould, so I had to come up with something.

The idea of making heart shaped chocolates over a bain marie with a four year old seemed more than a little fraught with danger, shall we say, so I managed to get her to settle on making these heart shaped sugar cubes.  Much less danger, but still the same sweet delight!

I’m a little late for Valentine’s Day (life with a newborn means I never have an idea of what date it is!) but these heart shaped sugar cubes would make for a sweet zero waste gift idea, homemade wedding favour, or fun activity for kids.  Or even just a fun 2 minute way to brighten up your afternoon tea!

To call this a DIY is perhaps over egging the pudding a little. as there’s nothing to it really – it only needs a few minutes of your time and some sugar!  It also requires zero skill level – it’s almost foolproof (just don’t add too much water!).

heart shaped sugar cubes

Heart Shaped Sugar Cubes DIY

Heart Shaped Sugar Cubes DIY

Make some sweet heart shaped sugar cubes with this easy 2 minute DIY!
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes

Ingredients

  • Heart shaped mould - mine is from eBay
  • Sugar of you choice I used a mix of white granulated and brown demerara sugar
  • Water
  • Clean dry air tight jar

Instructions

  1. To minimise waste, pour your sugar into your clean dry mould so you know exactly how much you need.
  2. Then decant the sugar in the mould into a bowl and add a small amount of water to the sugar. You only need a small amount of water - just enough to moisten the sugar, you don't want to dissolve it! Your best bet it to start with a teaspoon of water and mix it into the sugar so that it has a sandy feel to it. If you need to add more water do so in very small quantities.
  3. Put the moistened sugar into your mould - pressing down with your finger so that the sugar is tightly packed.
  4. Cover and leave to dry for 24 hours.
  5. Pop the sugar cubes out of your mould and keep in an air tight jar.
  6. Now decide if you want one lump or two!

zero waste gift idea

homemade wedding favour idea

I’m not the most crafty person in the world, but this was well within my comfort level, my daughter had fun, and we were both were really pleased with how the sugar cubes came out!

Now to put the kettle on for a cup of tea!

ps: there are more crafty ideas over on my Pinterest boards – Crafty Ideas and Crafty Ideas for Kids if this has wet your crafting whistle ;)

Arts & Crafts, Life & Style

15 Homemade Halloween Costumes for Kids

homemade halloween costumes for kids

Halloween is fast approaching and I’ve put together 15 homemade Halloween costumes for kids of all ages to help give you some inspiration (and plenty time to get making!).  For each costume click on the link to be taken to the full tutorial.

homemade halloween costumes

15 Homemade Halloween Costumes for Kids

 diy halloween costume ideas

 1.  This DIY bat costume from the Etsy Blog looks fab, and as a sewing novice, dare I say it, relatively straightforward?

homemade halloween costumes

2.  This DIY snail costume from Oh Happy Day looks so much fun.  It’s mostly made with brown kraft paper – no sewing required!

3. This DIY dinosaur hoodie, on Diying to Be Domestic would be adorable for toddlers!

diy dinosaur halloween costume

4.  For babies I’m a fan of keeping it simple.  I love these animal ear headbands from Hart + Sew.

halloween costume ideas for babies

5.  There’s no specific DIY instructions for this one, but this baby dressed as Carl from Up made my heart sing.  How cute is this, and so easy to put together!

carl from up costume

Find 10 more homemade halloween costumes for kids after the jump!