Valentine's Day is FRIDAY people! If you're still scratching your head about what to buy, how about a lovely bouquet of candy to let someone know just how sweet they are!
What you'll need:
Fun size candy bars (I used 24)
I already had some of the supplies at home and you might too. Packing tape, DUH! Plenty of that left over. Red tissue paper was also a left over from Christmas. A 90% off purchase from Hobby Lobby! The vase was one I had purchased at the dollar store for, you guessed it, $1. These are plentiful at Goodwill as well. No need to spend a fortune on vases, just sayin.
So all I needed to purchase was the candy $1.78 for 10 pieces at my favorite big box store, a sheet of red felt 33 cents, and the bamboo skewers 97 cents for 100.
Cut hearts out of the felt. No pattern, just free hand. I don't really cook, so my stove top serves well as a craft making surface ;)
Grab a skewer and shove that baby into your heart . . . umm your felt heart. In the bottom and out the top. BTW I got 9 hearts from that one piece of felt.
Poke one skewer into each piece of candy you're going to use. Like this.
Lay some tissue down and start arranging your candy and hearts in the center, diagonally, staggering them so the height varies, just like a floral arrangement. I did this in layers and used the packing tape to wrap the skewers at the bottom so they'd stay put. Once I got the desired look, I wrapped more packing tape around all the layers. Fold in the corners of the tissue to cover that mess of a tape job you just made.
Scrunch up a few sheets of tissue and shove them in the bottom of the vase. Take your bouquet and add it to the vase, rearrange skewers as needed and presto, you have a sweet surprise for your favorite Valentine for about $10!
I think Whynot is gonna love it and I hope he shares the Reese's with me!
Happy Valentine's Day!