These projects first appeared over on Hometalk TV, where I am a contributor. Using some Valentine’s Candy, turn your kitchen glassware into fun home decor pieces for Valentine’s Day!
If you have been following me on Facebook, then you may know that I recently became a host for Hometalk TV!! My new gig allows me to create awesome DIY episodes every Wednesday which means that you will be seeing even more projects, and more of me, on the interweb!
These are the projects I made in my very first episode (which you can watch below) – who doesn’t love flowers and Valentine’s candy
Easy Home Décor with Valentine’s Candy:
With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, none of us have time to shop for expensive home decor. But we all have time to buy candy and to ”shop” our kitchen! So today I’ve got four SUPER SIMPLE home decor projects using glassware from your kitchen and Valentine’s candy!
Whether you want to watch along or read along, we have you covered!
Check out the video above to see the full Hometalk episode for these projects or keep reading to see step by step instructions.
STEP BY STEP Tutorial:
- Clear Hurricane Glass Vase
- Cylinder Live Laugh Love Vase
- Cylinder Bud Vases
- Plastic Dessert Glasses
- Glue Dots
- Valentine’s Candy ( I used Jolly Ranchers Jelly Bean Hearts, M&M’s, and Conversation Hearts)
- saran wrap/plastic bag/paper towels
- Funnel (optional)
Jolly Rancher Candle:
1. Turn a small disposable dessert cup upside down and place it inside of a glass fishbowl.
2. Fill your fishbowl with candy, making sure that you don’t cover the top of your cup.
3. Place a small votive or pillar candle on top of the cup.
M&M’s Flower Vase:
1. Add a small amount of candy to the bottom of a large vase to provide a base for your smaller vase (if you want it to sit higher in the large vase).
2. Place a bud vase on top of the candy and add a plastic bag inside of the bud vase (or cover with saran wrap). Doing this will allow you to fill the larger vase with candy without getting it in your bud vase.
3. Pour candy inside the larger vase until the edge of your smaller bud vase is completely covered.
4. Remove the plastic bag/saran wrap from the bud vase and grab your funnel. Place your funnel inside of your bud vase and add water.
Once your bud vase is filled with water, add your flowers.
Converstation Hearts Flower Vase:
1. Add a Glue Dot onto the back of your large vase to hold your ribbon in place.
2. Wrap ribbon around the vase and create your bow.
3. Place Glue Dots on the bottle of a plastic cup and place it inside of the large vase.
Step 4: Place a towel inside the plastic cup or cover with saran wrap. Doing this will allow you to fill the larger vase with candy but not your plastic cup.
5. Pour candy inside the larger vase until the edge of your plastic cup is completely covered.
6. Remove the towel/saran wrap from the plastic cup.
7. Grab your funnel, place it inside of your plastic cup, and add water. Add your flowers.
M&M’s Candle Plate:
1. Place a large candle in the middle of a plate and begin adding candy around the candle.
2. Keep adding candy until you are happy with the way that it looks.
There are so many holidays that you could decorate for using this simple technique! For instance, you could use jelly beans for Easter or candy corn for Halloween – the possibilities are endless!
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