One more Valentine decoration for you today, this one is another 10 minute craft that has a great ‘Wow’ factor.
You will need:
- Glass block / Kraft block / Deco block with a hole in the top
I was surprised to learn that not many places carry glass block anymore? There weren’t any at my local Home Depot, Lowe’s or even Michael’s Craftstore? Instead, I lucked out and found this guy at Rona (our Canadian Home Depot).
There are a few different kinds you can get – the typical glass block, but then you have to drill your hole into the top. Those were $6.49 and come in all kinds of shapes and sizes, or there were the standard shaped ones like this with the hole already drilled in it for $10.49.
I figured there was a good chance I’d waste $6.49 if I tried to drill and broke the block, so I opted to spend the extra and get the pre-drilled one.
The bag of conversation hearts you see here are WAAAAAAAY too many. I wanted to make sure I had enough, plus with Valentine’s parties coming up at school I decided any extras could be incorporated into our class treats.
One thing I will warn/suggest about this project is that I wouldn’t eat any candies after they’ve been in the block. You can’t clean inside it easily, and given that it has been drilled there is a good chance of there being tiny little shards of glass still inside. This is strictly a decor item.
Fill your glass block with candy:
I started out trying to get all the sayings on the hearts to face out so they could be read – but I couldn’t keep them in place as I filled the rest of the jar, so it ended up a bit of a mishmash.
Put the stopper back in the top of your block and add ribbon.
You could leave it just like this and it’s absolutely adorable, but I went one step further and added some vinyl lettering to one side:
I’ve seen others with the iconic Andy Warhol “LOVE” on them, or “XOXO”, so I wanted to be a tad different.
This can be used year after year, but I’d suggests adding a small packet of silica gel inside to keep moisture out. Any little packets you have leftover from shoes or other purchases.
- Glass block $10.49
- Conversation hearts: ~$3.00
- Ribbon (leftover from Christmas)
- Total cost: $13.49
Have a great one!