Hello everyone! Thank you for joining me for the Valentine’s Day Blog Hop! I’ve joined with 13 other talented bloggers to share Valentine’s Day crafts on a budget. Each blogger was given a budget of no more than $10 and challenged to create a Valentine’s Day craft using items from the dollar store or dollar section of their local stores. If you have budget Valentine’s Day crafts to share, please add it to the link-up at the bottom of this post so it can be seen on all of our blogs.
For my Valentine Budget Craft, I made a Pixy Stix Flower Vase. So simple too!
I bought what I needed from the Dollar Tree and used some things I already had. Here is what you will need:
- Pixy Stix or any other long candy- I bought 2 bags so I would be sure to have enough of red, purple and blue. $2.00
- A tin can-I used some beans for dinner and cleaned the can and removed the label.
- Styrofoam ball or square- I had some of these from Christmas, but I know I have seen square pieces at the Dollar Tree. $1.00
- Silk Flowers-(2) Pink Tulips, (2) pinkish fuzzy ball things, (1) pink berry-$5.00
- Ribbon-I had mine, but they had some cute designs at the store. $1.00
I first sorted through my Pixy Stix and pulled out the colors I wanted to use. I put them into the pattern I wanted and then started hot gluing them onto the can.
Once my candy went all the way around, I pushed the styrofoam ball into the can.
I used wire cutters to cut each stem of flowers off the big part on the end.
I arranged them in the can by pushing them into the styrofoam ball. I placed a taller tulip in the middle and then placed shorter ones all around it. Next I filled in with the fuzzy balls and lastly, added the berries. I used the green spiky leaves that came with the flowers to fill in any empty spaces. After the arranging was done, I added a pink bow around the middle of the can.
There you have it! A cute, simple and budget friendly vase! You could even fill it with those fresh flowers you are sure to receive!
If you are looking for more budget friendly Valentine’s Day crafts, visit these blogs for their creative Valentine’s Day crafts ~
- My Pinterventures
- DIY Adulation
- Houseful of Handmade
- C’mon Get Crafty
- Inside The Fox Den
- Made In A Day
- The Robin’s Nest Designs
- Arrows & Awe
- Happily Ever After, Etc.
- Our House Now A Home
- Home On The Corner
- Decor by the Seashore
- Intelligent Domestications
Share your $10 or less Valentine’s Day crafts on the link-up below and be seen on all 15 blogs! Have fun!
18 thoughts on “Valentine Pixy Stix Flower Vase & Blog Hop”
Love! Pinned and tweeted! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at our linky party. We hope to see you next Monday @ 7 because we can’t wait to see your new creations! Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls
Thank you as always!! You guys are the best!
Visiting from “What’d you Do This Weekend?” This is such a cute idea. I may make it up for a Valentine’s gift for my Secret Prayer Sister.
This would be great for a secret prayer sister! We do secret sisters at my work to and it is so much fun! Thanks for coming by!
What a super “sweet” idea!
Thank you! You are so ‘sweet’ for saying so!!
Yup, I’d totally eat the innards before I even started gluing, lol! Nice idea even empty!
I guess if you tore off the end of the stix neatly, you could still use it!! 🙂 Have a great day!
I love the use of pixie stix in this project. It’s lovely.
Thank you so much!!
This is so pretty, perfect for a work desk or teacher gift. I’m afraid I might eat all those pixie sticks because they are so good. I’d just have to buy extra! I enjoy a good repurposing project. The tulips are a nice change from roses.
Thank you so much! I hadn’t even thought about using it for a teacher gift, but you’re right, it would be great! I have some Dutch in me, so I am drawn to the tulips! Thanks for stopping by!
This is super cute. Who would have ever thought of using pixy stix to make a vase? It’s perfect for Valentine’s Day!
Thank you so much for stopping by!
What a great idea to use pixy stix to decorate an old can. Although, I can already see my kids trying to take it apart for the candy…lol.
My daughter is already eyeing the red ones. I will probably have a few disappear too! Thank you so much for hosting the blog hop!
Sorry! WordPress posted this too early and I took it down. It will be back next week!