Upcycling Ideas for Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day is around the corner so I thought I’d share some cute ideas from my latest book Upcycling Celebrations with you.

I love this upcycling project because it involves old crayons and a silicone candy mold.    Just melt old crayons to make whatever color you want (of course, I chose brown to mimic chocolate), and pour into a silicone mold from the craft store.  Chill, pop and give in a vintage candy box.

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This project actually came to fruition at Starbucks of all places: I ordered one of their protein platters that had some fresh grapes on the vine.  Took the vines home, glittered them and thought they made really pretty coral-like pieces.   Our brilliant stylist added some paper hearts and voila!  Glittery V-Day mini arrangement.

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This one involves some plastic bottles from the recycling bin, stick on letters (or tape cut into the shape of letters) and plastic spray paint.

Just stick a letter on the front and back of the bottle (making sure they “mirror” each other), spray with two coats of plastic spray paint, dry, remove stickers.

LOVE bottles!

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And my fave: take old styrofoam packaging (from when you buy something like TV) and a heart shaped cookie cutter.  Punch out heart shapes and stick into branches from the yard.   Display.

 

 

 

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