Remember when I made this sewing themed gingerbread cottage in cahoots with Cheryl at Sew Can Do? And how I love challenges and parameters? (I may not have mentioned that, but I do.) We had such fun with our sweet vs. sewn Christmas challenge, we decided to have a go at Valentine’s Day with new themes. Yes, I said themes as in plural. We have even more goodness coming your way next week.
This week, our theme is: LOVE BUGS!! I have to give you a sneak peek at Cheryl’s ridiculously adorable love bug hat and onesie worn by a ridiculously adorable love bug. Wow, I wish I could sew to be surrounded by such cuteness all the time. Please, please, check out Cheryl’s etsy shop, The Green Hedgehog. (Ridiculously adorable baby not for sale, but the love bug hat is.)
Check back tomorrow for Cheryl’s guest post featuring her love bug creations!
how to make marshmallow love bugs
what to do:
Slide two marshmallows (or three) on a lollipop stick. It helps immensely if you grease the lollipop stick first with shortening. Fill a deep bowl or cup with water. Dip the marshmallows in and remove quickly, dabbing excess water on a paper towel. Hold the wet marshmallows over a bowl or plate and sprinkle generously to coat with the sprinkles. Rest the stick of marshmallows on a piece of wax paper.
Use the marker to add two black dots to two white heart sprinkles. Use a toothpick to dab dots of corn syrup on the back of the eyes to adhere to the marshmallows. Add a red heart sprinkle to the lower marshmallow. Let the marshmallows lay on the wax paper until the eyes and heart set.
Cut two mini gum drops in half horizontally with a sharp knife. Use a small piece of dried spaghetti, about 1-inch long, to skewer the top half of the gum drop and attach to the top of the bug’s head. Roll a large gumdrop with a rolling pin on a surface dusted generously with granulated sugar. Roll about 1/4 inch thick. Cut out two mini hearts. Skewer the hearts with another small piece of dried spaghetti and attach to the bug’s body for wings. Prop in a Sytrofoam block to fully dry.