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


Cook Time: 2 minutes

Total Time: 2 minutes

Heart Shaped Sugar Cubes DIY

Make some sweet heart shaped sugar cubes with this easy 2 minute DIY!


  • 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


  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 ;)


  1. I love this idea! I will have to give it a try. You might also try making chocolates with cacao, coconut oil and honey/maple syrup. It is a much safer option for little ones to help you with.
    My older son loves to make them with chia seeds and sultana mixed in- they are delish and oh so healthy too!

  2. Your images made this look a delightful way to keep my four year old busy on a rainy August day. Despite the fact that I only have a wee star shaped mould I thought, what the heck, lets do it.

    Two hours, twenty sticky fingers and a somewhat sticky kitchen floor later we had a mason jar full of sugar stars. It was a great way to enjoy the time it took the dark clouds to roll by and the sun to appear once more.

    Thank you : )



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