Sunday, February 5, 2012

Hanging Stitched Valentine Heart Cookies (Tutorial)

Only 9 more days until Valentines Day.....
I gotta get movin' on all the things I want to show you before the big day.

I've got several Valentine cookie tutorials I want to share with you in the next week....so let's get started!



I know, I know......you are shocked that I'd do STITCHED hearts AGAIN. I hope you don't tire of them.....because I just love stitched things. :) 

These are fairly similar to the Christmas ornaments I did in December.
They are nice and simple......and yet really cute.
Simple and cute.....great combo. ;)

Bake up some heart cookies and use a straw or other small cylinder to punch a hole through them.

Outline your hearts.
(You're gonna see these next photos several times in the near future.)
I know some people are very visual.....
so I wanted to make sure that you saw the outlined hearts that you'll let dry for 10-15 minutes.


Be sure you outline (or is that "inline"!) the hole too. I have a pic from a different project to show you the outline around the hole.

Once the outlines have dried....you flood the insides of the hearts.


Now you have to let the flooded hearts dry overnight.
I changed my mind in the middle of doing these cookies.....
so I thought I'd show you two ways you can add stitches.

You can draw the stitches on the hearts with a food color marker. 
I use FooDoodlers.

OR.....you can pipe on the stitches on with a #1 round tip.
I used a PME tip......works really well for this type of detail work.
(Notice how much more vivid the red shows up when you pipe it on compared to the marker above.)



After a few hours (or overnight) of drying......you can tie some cute twine or string on each heart.
I used the wonderful twine I got from The Twinery. Love their selection!

And then the fun begins........hang them on a string and bring smiles all around. :)




Don't go too far away......I'm still editing all the photos I took of last week's projects.
Lots more coming your way soon.

11 comments:

Haniela said...

This is fantastic Pam. Love how you displayed them.

Cookiecrazielady said...

Oh Hani.....if you could have only seen me trying to get these photos.
Thankfully you can crop a lot out. I'm sure you know what I mean.

These
cookies w ere heavier than I anticipated....and trying to hang them on a
ribbon proved to be almost comical. Thankfully I got a few shots while
holding them in a precarious position. :)

Thanks for your kind words.......♥

Haniela said...

 Pam You ROCK!  I know what you mean,holding the ribbon and taking a picture at the same time is not an easy task but you made it work and it really is a fantastic photo, I was drawn to it immediately plus your designs are so eye catching, love the contrasting colors of white and red.

ThePlaidCookie said...

Pam, these are so pretty...very eye-catching.  Good photography too, despite your comments to the contrary.  Sharon @thePlaidCookie 

Sue said...

Love, love, love these! I'm crazy about simple and cute...lIt IS the best combo as you stated Pam:)

Cookiecrazielady said...

Thanks Sharon. :)

Actually I was pretty proud of this photo. I don't think I said anything contrary about my photography. I was just sharing with Hani.....a fellow cookier and photographer that I felt like I was standing on my head to get these shots. But it was certainly worth it.

Cristin Sohm said...

These are all so amazing Pam. Your hearts are beautiful. It's a great tutorial for someone like me that is a very visual person. I also LOVE your photography! Fantastic post as always!

Alyssa Quintana said...

THESE ARE SO CUTE!
I'd love it if you'd come by Themed Baker's Sunday and share your treat! This week's theme is Valentines Day.
See you there!
Cupcake Apothecary
http://cupcakeapothecary.blogspot.com

Lisa Thebearfootbaker said...

I love heart cookies and your stitching is one of my favorites! You have a surgeons hand my friend! Thanks for adding them to the link party!

DZShort said...

Interesting about the PME tip. Is that much different than Ateco or Wilton tip # 1?

cookiecrazielady said...

Yes, it is a LOT different, DZShort. I suggest buying one so you can see. If you like them as much as I do, you'll be buying lots more than just one. ;)

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
 
Pin It button on image hover