I’ve never been to Ireland, but am reliably informed that the sun is not often seen. So to make a suncatcher for St. Patricks Day may seem like an Irish joke. Perhaps, then, it is appropriately ironic? Happy St Patricks Day!
My suncatchers are made from 2 paper plates, some cellophane and a few decorative bits and pieces. They are designed to be hung in front of a window. The sun catches the inside and illuminates the object suspended within. Click the link below for instructions or watch the video on how to make a Valentines Suncatcher.
How to make a simple Valentines rose. All you need is coloured patty pans (or cake cases), green plastic drinking straws, pipe cleaners and scissors. The patty pans pictured are from IGA. I mention this as they have the ones which are coloured on both sides – sometimes hard to find. Here I have made a red rose, but you can make a variety of different flower types. See my video, below, for some other ideas.
No baking required for these sweet, sticky hearts. The sponge is store bought and the red syrup is little more than whisking a few ingredients together. Of course, you could bake a sponge if you’re really keen. But I personally couldn’t bake anything as good as the shop ones!
Ingredients: sponge cake, unsalted butter, strawberry jelly crystals, icing sugar, desicated coconut and a heart shaped cookie cutter.
(Use the leftover pieces of cake to make extra, mini, lamingtons.)