Welcome to Girls Want Pearls #25! Whew, I’m so happy to be over here in my new place. Getting here was quite the ordeal! I think there are still a few issues to work out, so please bear with me. I haven’t regained GFC so if you were following me with that you might want to follow by email instead. So, on with the pearls!
This week I was inspired by my vintage pearl and pear garland (see it here). With Valentine’s Day coming right up I have hearts on the brain. Here’s what I came up with to deck out a tree, window or chandelier.
What you’ll need:
ornament dough or imitation marzipan
large kitchen knife
I used imitation marzipan for this illustration but it can sometimes crack when drying. The sugar helps to conceal that fact but ornament dough might be a better choice. Here’s the marzipan recipe I used to make about 18 hearts:
1/3 cup flour
2 T butter
8 oz powdered sugar
1/4 cup water
Boil water and butter. Add flour and stir until you can form a ball that doesn’t stick to the pan. Let cool, add powdered sugar and mix until the dough is easy to manage. Add food coloring.
Here’s a link to a no-bake ornament dough recipe.
Roll dough into 1 inch balls and place on waxed paper. Flatten balls with a knife.
Cut flattened ball in half. Pinch the bottom of each half, forming a sort of triangle.
Adding the sugar
Spray the heart with adhesive and sprinkle on the sugar. I used two coats. You can color your own sugar with food coloring or buy it already colored. Allow to air dry, shake off the excess and you have a finished, festive, flirty heart garland.
Next week’s hint: Handle with Care
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