Valentines Decorations / December 30, 2018 / Hester Higgins
They are made with salt dough and make great sculptures to have as keepsakes. Youll need: o 2 cups of plain flour o 1 cup of salt o 1 cup of water o oven o acrylic paint o knife o board o rolling pin o paintbrushes o baking tray o pen pencil or stylus Mix the two cups of flour into a bowl with one cup of salt and one cup of water with your hands until the dough is entirely moistened and sticks together. It should be like pizza dough easy to mold. Youll see the little grains of salt in the dough dont worry thats what it should look like. Roll out the dough into a sheet about a quarter of an inch thick. Then use your stylus pen or pencil to cut out a heart shape. Set this aside and roll out the dough again to cut out some smaller heart shapes. Once you have about three heart shapes in decreasing size you can press one on top of the other. Use a little water between the layers to act as a glue or paste.
Take sheets of plain white paper and cut them into snowflakes using all different patterns (use your imagination). Place the hearts over the snowflakes and trace around the edges. Cut the snowflake so it fits over the heart and glue them together. You could also trim the snowflake so it is slightly smaller to give the heart a framed look. Hang the hearts throughout your home on mirrors on glassed over wall hangings and from lighting. Project Idea #3 Create a simple paper chain using red pink and white. Alternate the colors in a pattern that pleases you. Theres no right or wrong way to do this. Hang this with additional Valentines day decorations like the paper hearts mentioned above. Consider hanging the hearts from the chain itself. As an added twist cut large hearts out from pieces of decorative scrapbook paper.
You dont have to add tons of hearts to make a Valentine party just throwing in on the day will be enough. You dont want your guests to walk into a room full of hearts; less works great. Candles are a great idea for Valentine decorations; theyll give the party a nice romantic feeling. Now if youre having a party for only two and still want to have some great Valentine day with any decorations make sure you have candles and flowers those will be the biggest decorations for a smaller party. Anything else would be too much for a smaller group of people; itll be better go with smaller things. Your Valentine decorations need to be something that shows that it is Valentine but not enough that itll over power the actual party. Most of all have fun be it a small party or a large group party. One of the best parts about Valentines Day is all of the decorations that you can line the house with.