Been getting a little crafty in anticipation of Valentine's day....back to making more earrings. I saw a cute craft on Modge Podge Rocks' blog, and tried to do it myself.
So very cute, but a little tricky. Have you ever tried to drill a hole the size of a needle in a very small piece of candy while holding it in your hand? Not as easy as it might first appear.
Thank goodness for Dremel drill bits and a variable speed drill. You'll need two bags of conversation hearts for this, by the way. That way you can eat one bag while you attempt to drill holes in the other. The first four came out perfect, then I guess I got a little cocky thinkin' I had a handle on it and it was simple, so I tried to go a bit faster.
Don't do it. Go slow and steady, not too much pressure. Otherwise you have a pile of broken conversation hearts instead of nicely drilled ones.
Had to change her instructions a bit though. Couldn't use the Modge Podge because it erased the food coloring "ink" and the words disappeared altogether. SO...I did what any insane person would do to an edible item they would like to wear, and I sprayed them with clear spray paint instead.
THESE ARE NO LONGER EDIBLE!
While Modge Podge isn't anywhere on my menu, it is non-toxic. Spray paint cannot possibly be good for you, so don't let little people eat these, please.
And then, as I'm sitting there slowly drilling tiny holes into these little hearts, it starts to occur to me: man, these messages are pretty lame. Seriously lame. If I were in charge they would have MUCH more exciting messages, like:
"You're the most wonderful person I've ever known!"
"Send the writer of this blog $1000!"
"You should be eating chocolate instead!"
Or my favorite:
"Your pants are on fire!"
AND THEN I HAD AN IDEA........
There have been murmurings in my house about a certain couple....comments overheard.....Pinterest boards containing WAY too many pins hinting at a summer wedding.....
Yeah. Those two on the left. Her on the right? I have no hope. Let's just say that EVERYONE in the family has been instructed to be VERY VERY nice to any boy who seems to be interested in her so that someday we can find a gullible husband for her...
But those two on the left, they need to get in gear and make it official so I can start making some REAL plans instead of just imaginary Pinterest ones. To speed the process along, I made thing one her OWN VERY SPECIAL PAIR OF VALENTINE'S EARRINGS!!!
YAY!!! BIG enough hint, Boyfriend? (does he even read this blog?) And then Thing One refused to wear them. She likes Boyfriend too much to scare him off, I think.
But it's okay, One of the awesome girls at work snatched them right up, apparently she has a plan of her own that they might assist in implementing...
Anyway! I've made up tons of these for Screamapillar to sell to her little friends to assist in her continuing quest to pay for choir tour. If you'd be interested in a pair, send me a FB note.
I'll keep you posted on any pending announcements...........hopefully soon.