Red Hot Popcorn

I am linking this recipe up to 30 Handmade Days Blog.  Mique is having everyone link up a favorite recipe – this is one of my favorites for Valentine’s Day!   It is super yummy! (I have changed it slightly from others on the Internet)

Popped popcorn – I used my hot air popper and popped 2/3 cup and then another 2/3 cup. (This will be enough to fill up a roasting pan)

Lightly butter your roasting pan and place popped corn in pan making sure to sift out ALL seeds. Heat oven to 250 degrees.

1 cup butter
1/2 cup Karo syrup
1/4 cup sugar
10 to 12 ounces red hots ( I guessed because my bag was a 14-ounce bag)
1/4 tsp. salt

Melt the above ingredients on the stove top. Bring to boil and boil for 5 minutes. (My red hots took a long time to dissolve almost the entire 5 minutes.) Turn off the heat and add 1/2 tsp. baking soda. Stir well. Pour the molten hot mixture over the popped corn and toss to coat. Place in the oven for 1 hour stirring every 15 minutes. Yum!!! 

Amanda

Valentine Heart Art – Fabric & Canvas

 I needed a little pick-me-up today and so I made this Valentine Heart Art.  Here is how you make one: 
Supplies:
Art Canvas
Fabric scraps – I used only red and aqua
Deco Page (Mod Podge)
Sponge Brush
Let’s get started!!
Begin cutting out random heart shapes in a variety of sizes.  I didn’t use a pattern and every heart is different!  

 Keep cutting.  I laid out my pattern as I went so I knew what sizes to cut. Now start deco paging.  With your sponge brush paint the glue under the heart, then over the heart, making sure to coat well.  (nice cereal bowl in the background…I was eating breakfast and crafting!)

 Let dry completely and you are done!

 I was hoping to frame mine but I chose an odd size canvas….hmmmmm.  Oh well, I will hang it up anyway!

 HAPPY!!!!

I Whale always Love You

 I am loving anything with whales!!  I had to make something fun for Valentine’s Day!  You can make one too!!  Scroll down for the pattern and tutorial!

 This one is with not so traditional Valentine’s colors – I needed something to hang in the guest bathroom.

To make this Whale Valentine’s Day Art follow the steps below:

Click HERE for the purple and aqua “I whale always love you”
Click HERE for the red & aqua one
Click HERE for a neutral color one with cream background and grey letters
 
Download whale and heart image HERE.  Draw the images on a piece of fusable webbing (Heat Bond or Wonder Under etc).  Cut it out larger than the outline of the whale (do not cut on the line).  Using a HOT iron, press the whale onto the WRONG side of your fabric for a few seconds.  Do the same thing for the heart.

 Now cut out the images on the line.  Peal the paper off the fusable webbing and position the whale and heart where you want them. 

Press the images with the hot iron for a few seconds.

 I sewed around the whale and the heart.  You don’t have to do this step – the fabric will stay on the paper fine.

 Frame as desired!!


Hugs & Kisses

I am in the process of taking down Christmas and putting Valentine’s day up.  I needed a picture to go in a frame so I made this little Hugs & Kisses print.  Click HERE to download a copy of it!

A Valentine for Hubby

I love projects using paint sample cards – oh, and in case you didn’t know I love paint! Here is the card I made for hubby. It also makes a cute bookmark too! The colors on the paint swatch are: Sweet Simmer, Sultry, and Blaze! Perfect for Valentine’s Day!

A Valentine for Hubby

I love projects using paint sample cards – oh, and in case you didn’t know I love paint! Here is the card I made for hubby. It also makes a cute bookmark too! The colors on the paint swatch are: Sweet Simmer, Sultry, and Blaze! Perfect for Valentine’s Day!

Red Hot Popcorn


I thought this would be fun to make for the Valentine’s Day school party. It is super yummy! Here is the recipe (I have changed slightly from others on the Internet)

Popped popcorn – I used my hot air popper and popped 2/3 cup and then another 2/3 cup. I have no idea how many quarts this is. It filled up my roasting pan.

Lightly butter your roasting pan and place popped corn in pan. Heat oven to 250 degrees.

1 cup butter
1/2 cup Karo syrup
1/4 cup sugar
10 to 12 ounces red hots ( I guessed because my bag was a 14-ounce bag)
1/4 tsp. salt

Melt the above ingredients on the stove top. Bring to boil and boil for 5 minutes. (My red hots took a long time to dissolve almost until the 5 minutes was up.) Turn off the heat and add 1/2 tsp. baking soda. Stir well. Pour the molten hot mixture over the popped corn and toss to coat. Place in the oven for 1 hour stirring every 15 minutes. Yum!!!

Red Hot Popcorn


I thought this would be fun to make for the Valentine’s Day school party. It is super yummy! Here is the recipe (I have changed slightly from others on the Internet)

Popped popcorn – I used my hot air popper and popped 2/3 cup and then another 2/3 cup. I have no idea how many quarts this is. It filled up my roasting pan.

Lightly butter your roasting pan and place popped corn in pan. Heat oven to 250 degrees.

1 cup butter
1/2 cup Karo syrup
1/4 cup sugar
10 to 12 ounces red hots ( I guessed because my bag was a 14-ounce bag)
1/4 tsp. salt

Melt the above ingredients on the stove top. Bring to boil and boil for 5 minutes. (My red hots took a long time to dissolve almost until the 5 minutes was up.) Turn off the heat and add 1/2 tsp. baking soda. Stir well. Pour the molten hot mixture over the popped corn and toss to coat. Place in the oven for 1 hour stirring every 15 minutes. Yum!!!

Heart Hair-Do

We did this hair today! I found the idea at Princess Hairstyles. It is one of the easier heart hair-dos!

Heart Hair-Do

We did this hair today! I found the idea at Princess Hairstyles. It is one of the easier heart hair-dos!