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Cake Hearts for Valentine’s

Yes, we know Valentine’s Day is over but Valentine’s week isn’t! Why not-make these for Valentine’s weekend or even on just regular day to show your dear ones that you love them.

You will need-

  • Cake mix (lemon)
  • Packaged glaze (lemon)
  • Sprinkles
  1. So we bought one pack of lemon cake mix from grocery store but you can make your own cake from scratch. Also you can use any cake mix that you like. It doesn’t have to be lemon flavored. Just follow the instructions on your cake mix package.
  2. After your cake is ready let it cool down and then take heart-shaped gingerbread cutter and cut out as many heart-shapes as you can from the cake.
  3. Open ready-made glaze and drizzle it onto heart-shaped cakes. Don’t forget to decorate with sprinkles of your choice.

There you have it-super easy cakes for your Valentine or friends! It could also be your last minute Valentine’s Day gift since it’s really quick and simple to make these.

By the way, we just had our first Instagram giveaway this week. If you would also want to win some awesome handmade stuff, please go and check out our Instagram account and follow us. We will not do giveaways every month but just keep your eyes open for them-we like to reward our fans and followers!

Love to all of you!

20 Quirky and Easy Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

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DIY Braided Headphones

Do you own a pair of headphones? If you have a smartphone and aren’t centuries old you’ll probably own at least one pair. And we all know what’s the biggest inconvenience related to headphones (though you Apple lovers don’t have it anymore)-it’s tangled headphone cords! But wait, there’s a solution-you can braid your headphones so that they’ll never ever will be tangled again. You could of course buy yourself a pair of non-tangling headphones but that’s so depersonalized and well simply boring. And besides you already own a pair of problematic headphones anyway.

So all you really need are-

  • headphones
  • embroidery floss
  • scissors.

  1. So firstly, wrap embroidery floss around the top of your headphone cord and then tie a knot.
  2.  Now you’ll start doing Chinese staircase pattern to your cord. Start by making a number 4 with your floss. You have to bring the string over the top of your cord to make a 4.
  3.  Take the rest of your floss and wrap it underneath the cord and through the loop. Then just pull your floss up and tighten it around your headphone cord.

By doing these steps the staircase pattern should emerge by itself. Repeat the steps until all 3 cords are braided. You have to make all 3 cords separately, in case you were wondering. You can click here and see even easier explanation how to make Chinese staircase pattern if this instruction was too difficult to understand.

Your skills of braiding will improve with time. The cord on the right is from the beginning and the left one is made later. Just make sure to tighten it around the cord really tightly then it will look more beautiful. And finally, it was pretty relaxing to make this braided headphone but braiding will take about 2-4 hours so it’s reasonable to make it over couple of days.

 

EASY GARLIC THYME BREADSTICKS

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What could be better than homemade tasty and soft breadsticks? Well probably many things but since nothing better comes to my mind right now it must be high on the top. They’re perfect with Italian pasta or soup but they’re just as good without anything else too! The aroma of fresh garlic and thyme makes even the darkest day happier and will give you some Mediterranean sunshine vibe. Besides, it’s very easy to make them!

Ingredients –

  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 1 package instant yeast
  • 2 Teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cloves chopped garlic
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 5 tablespoon oil
  • Dried thyme or rosemary

Instructions –

  1. Combine half of the flour, instant yeast, sugar, salt and garlic in large bowl.
  2. Add 2 cups of flour and mix. Don’t add too much flour because it would make the dough too dense.
  3. Cover the bowl and let it rise for 30 minutes.
  4. Take the dough out of the bowl and roll it to rectangle on floured counter. Cut out 50 thin trips with knife or pizza cutter.
  5. Take two strips and twist them to rope. Repeat that process with all the other strips as well and place them side by side to baking sheet.
  6. Preheat oven to 425°F or 220°C. Rub oil over breadsticks and then sprinkle them with salt and thyme. Bake for 10 minutes.

Since some people have asked about it we promise that our next post on Friday will be a craft/diy project! See you soon!

HEART-SHAPED CINNAMON ROLLS

Valentines Day is just around the corner and everything heart-shaped should be on trend now, right? Well as you know we like to be really honest with you in everything we do so these cinnamon rolls didn’t come out exactly as beautiful as in picture from Pinterest but they taste just heavenly! Here is the example from Pinterest although we used another dough recipe.

Here is the recipe we used.

Dough-

  • 500 ml milk
  • 50 g instant yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 cup flour
  • 180 g melted butter

Cinnamon filling-

  • 80 g melted butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 tbs cinnamon

Additional-

  • 1 egg whisked

Heat the milk but remove it just before boiling. Mix all dry ingredients-flour, yeast, salt and sugar-in a bowl. Add butter and milk and mix well. Knead the dough until it’s workable and doesn’t stick to your hands anymore. You might need to add some more flour. Cover and let it rise for about an hour. For cinnamon filling just mix all the ingredients – butter, sugar and cinnamon – together. After the dough has risen roll it to rectangle on floured counter or table. Brush the rolled dough evenly with cinnamon filling. Start rolling the dough from both longer sides of rectangle  until they form a heart-shape.  Brush the rolls with whisked egg. Bake cinnamon rolls at 350°F or 180°C  for 15 minutes until they’re lightly brown.

 

DIY Toilet Paper Roll Wreath

Do you have a large family? No? Well, when you would have, you would know how many piles of laundry, dishes and also garbage comes in relation to having a big family. It might be TMI but also (toilet) paper rolls build up over time and they seem really useless so we throw them away. But this time we tried to be a little more creative with them and through that show some respect to the Earth since paper is made of wood after all. So we were driven by the concept of “SAVE THE TREES”, which is a great idea no matter what! But sometimes great ideas and intentions don’t exactly deliver the outcome that you had in your mind at the start. And that is exactly what happened this time.
We saw many interesting craft ideas with toilet paper rolls on Pinterest but all the ideas seemed kind of dumb. Lastly we decided to make a wreath. Weird idea, isn’t it? Where or why would we ever use a Wreath that is made of toilet paper rolls?! Well too bad that we didn’t think about it before we started making it! 😀 Now it just collects dust on the shelf. Honestly it seems like toilet would be the only room that it would suit, so back to where it belongs (haha). The Circle of Life!

So here are some beautiful photos of wreaths that we took as our examples-

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And here is ours-

It looks kind of okay (right?) and is pretty easy to make by just glueing together with hot glue gun but it is pretty useless. So we guess it wasn’t a fail but not a success either. Mediocre would be the perfect word to describe it.

We’ll be back on Friday with new post so make sure to come back then!

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