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New Sweets for Valentine’s Day plus a Curvy Shelf to Display Them

Filed under Miniature Baking, Shannon Cooper, Valentine's Day

January has gone and Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching! Lots of cute PINK (and red) miniatures have arrived, so I picked out an adorable Valentine Hutch art project to inspire.

In addition to the new items, back-in-stock items, and items in the gift kit, I added everything in the supply list from the art project to the new sale!

So I’m diving in with a few of the new things first (and even more are farther below). And don’t forget to read to the bottom for the DISCOUNT code on the sale collection!

Hearts Aflutter Mini Valentine Hutch

Wow! Design Team Member Shannon Cooper has made (an amazing!) Hearts Aflutter Mini Valentine Hutch using a Wooden Hutch or Buffet, plus 80 bajillion items I will explain!

Beside the tall overview pic, there are 2 wide close-up photos below (showing 2 of those 3 jam-packed shelves), and there are more photos in Shannon’s blog post:

After the hutch was painted, I lined the shelves with strips of polka dot paper. Tons of images from the Tiny Little Valentines Collage Sheet were cut out to fill the shelves. There are candy boxes, two valentines card boxes, two gift bags, and a (mini) handful of vintage valentine cards on the shelves and on the lacy border. Peeking out from between a candy box and a red canister (on the top shelf) is the cutest kitten (in a bonnet!) you’ve ever seen. Thanks for making some extra tiny cat valentines, Leslie!

Whenever I am making a miniature hutch or shelf of some sort, I tend to crowd stuff in there, jamming as many tiny things as will fit. The project sort of turns into an “I Spy” game, which is kinda fun. Some of the things you’ll find are:
– a red jam jar
heart cookie cutter
– a couple of the jelly jars with lids
tiny resin cupcakes
– a white resin milk bottle with a heart painted on
– and a tiny metal jewelry box

Most of the minis in this project were altered just a tad, like the Red Canisters. (I just glued a white heart to the front!) Some of the jar lids were painted or colored with a red Sharpie before being filled with microbeads, or polymer clay cane slices. The lid of the Frozen Yogurt Container on the top shelf was also colored with a red Sharpie, and I drew on a little heart.

The Tiny Lace Borders worked out perfectly for the shelves. The bottom lace was cut from a wider section and I added pink rhinestones along the top. The heart-shaped lace border was just trimmed and glued on. So quick!

Note that I have added a few newer items to Shannon’s original list, like: Tiny Glass Jar with Lid, 3mm Valentine Mix Nonpareils Faux Candy, Tiny Round Serving Plate, and Polymer Clay Cane – Red & White Rolled Cake.

Read more (and see more photos in Shannon’s blog post and here’s her supply list (included in the sale collection, in addition to my substitutes)!

More New or Back-in-Stock Sweets

Aw… those tiny hand-made tarts are now in 3 fruit flavors (and would fit right in with a Valentine’s Day sweets display). Note that the 3 items in the second row are in Shannon’s artwork (those white containers looks so cute with little hearts — or cherries — painted on them). AND all these goodies are also in today’s sale collection… see the COUPON below.

FREE Gift with Orders

A Pink Valentine Gift Kit is FREE with all orders placed today through Wednesday (ends at midnight February 7, 2024)!

That name is not lying — this is a lot of PINK! This set includes SEVEN items:
3mm Valentine Mix Nonpareils Faux Candy
Polymer Clay Cane – Red Hearts
Polymer Clay Cane – Pink Hearts
Tiny Resin Strawberries Cabochon
– Tiny Resin Cupcakes Cabochon (just a few left so not sold separately)
Pink Korean Chips Bag Cabochon
Pink Mini Drink Box
And in case you want to buy more, almost all of these items have been added to the sale collection! Some are on clearance already, so the discount coupon will give you an extra 20% off beyond the current sale price.

Mini Valentine Hutch SALE

Here’s that second promised photo from Shannon’s project, and it helped me focus on just one area of this fun project to choose products from for the highlights below.

Sadly the pink bunny in that shelf is sold out, but did you notice the new version of the silly bunnies?! So cute! (And they are decades-old stock imported from Germany so won’t be around for long.)

Use coupon VAL-SWEETS when checking out to get an additional 20% off on EVERYTHING in this collection! That’s 20% off beyond current sale prices! Over 40 items!

The sale ends WEDNESDAY NIGHT, February 7th at midnight PST.

See the sale collection here!

Posted by Leslie, February 4th, 2024

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