But as they say time heals wounds and I can feel myself coming back to life slowly, day by day. I've been doing some projects lately and would love to start sharing again. First up is a fun Valentine's project.
I originally saw one of these at my local grocery store....for $20! Loved it, but with three kiddos and at home, no way was I shelling out $60. But I thought it really couldn't be that hard to make, right?
So first up was buying some candy - 3 bags which was too much. One and half was plenty. ($12) The original had tootsie rolls in a clear vase. I opted for Hershey's kisses in pink wrappers. While at the new dollar store in town looking for vases, I stumbled across these adorable balloons and mugs. I thought, why have three vases to store, collecting dust when the kids can actually use mugs? So mugs it was. ($6 for balloons and mugs)
Next, also at the dollar store I bought floral foam. ($1) I knew I had a ton of wooden meat skewers at the house already, so I was all set.
Most of the candy, I could just push the wooden skewer through. Just went right through the wrapper into the chocolate. But some were too solid, like this butterfingers. So I had to tape the candy onto the skewer. Tape wasn't great, so I resorted to a couple of glue dots....perfect! Two mini dots held up great, although I did put the tape on too.
After that, I just added more and more candy, adding more and more pieces. Since the ballon had a wider stick, I put that in pretty early so I wouldn't run out of space.
Finally, I was done! All three bouquets took me less than half and hour, and the cost for all three together, NOT each, was $19. It would have been less had I not over estimated how much candy I would need. Major hit in my book, but the best part was how much the kids loved them. And like I thought, K has already used her mug to make hot chocolate in - yum!
Thanks for reading! Until next time-
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