Get Yo Craft On! V-day Edition

It's almost Valentine's Day, and conversation hearts are everywhere.  I love conversation hearts.  Not to eat of course, but to admire.  They are so cute and the colors slay me.  The pastels are such a joy in the middle of a foggy or rainy February.  I also love them because they talk, and if you haven't noticed, I love to talk.  They say things like hug me, love ya, kiss me, and xoxo.  What's not to love?  Oh, yeah the taste.

So let's craft them and skip the chalky calories.  Since I'm nothing if not a crafting, frugal, domestic goddess (are you laughing yet?), I've decided to give you a craft idea that is simple and cheap.  Here is a 5/5.  Five dollars in five minutes, give or take a few of each, craft.

I didn't use that tissue paper.
It just helped you see the vase better.
Cylinder vase - Dollar Store
2 pkgs of Convo Hearts - Dollar Store
Shot glass - my cupboard.  Don't judge.
Flowers - from my Hubby, so free

Place your shotty in a vase, and then pronounce it "vaaah-ze" to feel fancy.

Drop in your hearts carefully because they will want to jump into the shot glass. A spoon is a good tool to fish them out.

Can you see the shot glass?
When your shotty is covered to your liking, drop in flowers of your choice and water.
Looks nice just like this.
Then you can bling it up.  I added a pink ribbon.

I added pink ribbon here.

This really shows off the flowers my hubby bought me on Friday night.  This isn't his usual MO.  So of course I ruined the moment by joking "Were these half off?".  So I'm going to take a moment and highlight his "just for you because I thought of you" moment.  He loves me. 

I bought extra convo hearts because I wasn't sure how many it would take.  So now with the extra, Caitlin and I are going to make these for her preschool teacher and class aid.  This time I'm going to use carnations, as they are very under appreciated and quirky.  Much like my crafting skills.

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  1. LOVE this! I LOVE to eat conversation hearts! Yup the chalky ones! Whenever I accidentally buy the sweet tarts ones I'm absolutely disgusted ;) Thanks for sharing!! Love the idea of a filler and will def have to use it, except I'd prob eat a few everytime I walked by! HAHA! Hope you have a great day lovely!

  2. cute! i was reading on wikipedia the other day all of the different things the hearts have said throughout the years... pretty funny ;)

  3. You've officially been "pinned" :)
    Love this idea. Thanks for joining in the link up!

  4. Thanks gals! I really wanted to use them since I was seeing convo hearts all over Pinterest. I'm glad I didn't have to spend much!

  5. Cute idea! And SO fav! :)

  6. Thanks for sharing ideas for those who are craft challenged aka me! Haha


  7. That's genius! And fool proof for uncrafty individuals like myself. :)

    I don't think my willpower is strong enough to avoid eating them, so I bet I'd reach in a grab a couple hearts every time I walked by.

    Have a great weekend!