How about these cute heart paperclips for a fun idea. Adding a touch of kitsch whimsy to wedding invitations, or kids birthday party invites, or to take to school on Valentine’s day and share with all your friends, there are endless ways to use them.
Maybe you could even clip them together for a heart necklace! They come in a box of 50 mixed pink and red and are about 1” long.
Tip: Add them into a larger order on Amazon so you get free delivery or the shipping will make them less than affordable.
Kikkerland Heart Paper Clips, Box of 50, Pink/Red (PC14) costs $5.99 from Amazon
If you have the patience for slightly tricksy cookie cutters this might be for you. Rather more elaborate than the plain heart cookie cutters it gives you a hand shape with the heart cut out of the middle. The hand is about the size of a 7 year old child’s and this is the age that the cookies are likely to appeal to… but don’t expect them to be cutting the cookies all by themselves, as the fingers are quite easy to break if the cutter sticks to the dough.
Another thing to watch out for is the uneven cooking of the cookies as the finger tips tend to brown before the main areas of the hand, so the dough must be rolled out very evenly to get a good result. But a fun idea all the same! Here is what the resulting cookies look like
R & M Heart in Hand Cookie Cutter costs $6.99 from Amazon.
These are an essential for any household with kids. My girls love making heart cookies, not just on Valentine’s Day but also for markets, birthdays and so on. The lovely thing about this set is that you can make all sorts of sizes – big ones to put words on, tiny ones to decorate with a single silver ball.
The largest cutter is 3 ¼ inches (9cm) and the smallest 1 7/8 inches (4.5cm). They’re deep enough for brownies as well as cookies and come in a cute round tin that keeps them in good shape when not in use – far better than the jumble of my baking drawer!
They’d make a great little gift for a 7-12 year old domestic goddess or a stocking filler for anyone who loves baking.
Ateco Graduated Heart Cookie Cutters, Set of 6 currently costs $10.14 from Amazon.
A romantic candle-lit dinner, food all prepared earlier, a glass of white wine and the finishing touch, heart ice cubes floating in the glass – romantic or over-the-top, whatever you think, it’s got to be a fun touch!
This silicon ice cube tray makes it all possible – ice cubes for a romantic meal, a girls’ birthday party or just because you love hearts. You could even try freezing berry juice in heart shapes to add a touch of bleeding heart drama to your water jug!
Lekue Silicone Ice Cube Tray, Heart currently costs $6.99 from Amazon
If you’re a soft touch for hearts, this heart hole punch is a must for your craft activities. It’s simple but sturdy and collects all the cut out hearts from the holes punched so you can have your own confetti cut-outs! Kids will love it too for art projects and fun card-making any time of year. It could even make a fun little Valentine gift for the practical romantic in your life!
Fiskars 23607097 Hand Punch, 1/4-Inch, Heart currently costs $7.66 from Amazon
I love the idea of heart shaped fried eggs or pancakes for breakfast! Not just for Valentine’s Day either – birthdays, anniversaries and even just rainy Saturdays would be livened up by a heart on toast! I know my kids would love it – pancakes are already a favourite, just imagine if they came in a heart shape… perhaps with strawberries on top!
These heart egg and pancake rings are inexpensive, a lovely elegant shape, non-stick and will bring smiles and squeals of joy to your breakfast table!
Norpro Nonstick Heart Pancake Egg Rings, Set of 2 currently cost $4.82 from Amazon for a set of 2