During the month of February, love is in the air as we celebrate Valentine’s Day with heart candy, chocolates, flowers and special valentines! I love to decorate for every holiday. This year for Valentine’s Day I needed something for our kitchen table so I decided to create a centerpiece utilizing sticks and branches from around the yard and our favorite —conversation hearts. Sticks Spray paint (red, pink and white) Styrofoam balls Candy conversation hearts Valentine-themed ribbon Vase Hot glue gun Glue sticks 5 MIN: Collect branches and sticks from the yard. Be sure to collect a few sturdy sticks in order to push the stick into the Styrofoam ball. 15 MIN: Spray paint each branch. Be sure to spray paint all sides of the sticks to fully cover. I used pink, red and white spray paint. 1 MIN: Fill a flower vase with dry, painted branches. 2 MIN: Fill the vase with candy conversation hearts (this will secure the branches in place). I used three bags of candy hearts. 10 MIN: Hot glue candy hearts to Styrofoam balls. I used two different sizes of Styrofoam balls. 2 MIN: Push stick into the Styrofoam ball with glued candy. 3 MIN: Tie Valentine’s Day ribbon in bows on the sticks and around the vase. For an alternative … hot glue the conversation hearts to Styrofoam balls and use the candy balls in a decorative glass bowl on your coffee table. [nggallery id=215]
Jennifer Hodges is a Southern belle at heart, however, she does bleed green. A native of North Carolina, she has lived in Michigan since 1998. When not crafting, Jennifer is the Media Director at M3 Group. She loves spending time with her family, camping and singing lots of karaoke.