We’re bundled up at home today due to Winter Storm Pax. As the house was feeling a bit chilly, I decided to get baking, and I really wanted to make some cheerful, colorful Valentine’s Day cookies. I decided to find my grandmother’s cookie press, and make a Spritz cookie with the press. I like using the cookie press, as it’s much easier than rolling and cutting cookies. The Big One asked me to make sure that I added some chocolate to them. I wasn’t quite sure of the best solution, given that I wanted to make the cookies pink for Valentine’s Day. I remembered that I had a few of the mini-sized Hershey’s kisses. I grabbed those, the red food coloring, the cookie ingredients, and the cookie press, and tried my hand at the Valentine’s Day Spritz Cookies. This recipe makes a ton of cookies, approximately 72 to 84, so there will be plenty to share with your loved ones!
A few years ago, I made some coasters with 4.5 inch bathroom titles that you can buy at any home improvement store. Other than the two that were broken by the Little Monkey when he threw them across the room, they’ve held up pretty well. I had four of the tiles left, and lots of red washi tape. I’ve seen a wide variety of washi tape coasters, and I got to thinking that washi tape, plus my Silhouette Portrait, some vinyl and the bathroom tiles could make some festive Valentine’s Day coasters! I thought that I could do a reverse pattern to use up the remaining bits of glossy red vinyl that was left over from the Valentine’s Day canvases that I showed you last week.
It’s nearly Valentine’s Day. Are you ready? Have you gotten something special for your husband/boyfriend/partner? I want to share with you a way that I personalized a paper mache wine canister for Mellow Man. I used an Alice in Wonderland theme to decorate it. He has a special affinity for the story Alice in Wonderland. In fact, on one of our date nights, we went to see the Johnny Depp Alice in Wonderland movie. Plus, we had an Alice in Wonderland themed wedding. It’s a special connection for the two of us. I had so much fun making this for him. I gathered together all of the Alice in Wonderland supplies that I could think of, a bottle of Mod Podge, craft paint and some paint brushes. The best part of decoupaging mixed media is the freedom to play, allowing me to create the perfect Alice in Wonderland Wine Canister.