I was at the Eco-Station onsite Reuse Center a while back and discovered they now have a Reuse building on-site where you can take what you want for free. I found a great selection of glass containers that were ideal to decorate for Valentines Day. Here are a few ideas to inspire you to try turning something old into something new and no craft experience necessary!
There was actually three of these funky shaped vases so I decided to paint some hearts on one of them It was a fun project but free hand is hard! An option if you don’t want to paint is using stickers. I added a LOVE sticker to my painted hearts so you can do both if you like. I didn’t have glass paint so I used my paint pens, they don’t adhere the same way glass paint/FolkArt enamels do so the nice thing about that was I was able to scrub off a few hearts that didn’t work out and repaint them. That being said I need to put a clear medium top coat for glass over them or they’re likely to rub off over time with handling or cleaning.
This candle holder has silver sparkles on the bottom with a white ribbon and bow and then jewel stickers on the top with a few embellishments. I inserted a color changing faux candle and it looks so pretty with the colors transitioning behind the jeweled hearts. Everything you need to do this project is available at the Dollar Tree
Check out these great Valentines stickers from the Dollar Tree – they go a long way in decorating.
In under two minutes you can transform an old plate into a candle holder and a candle into the perfect Valentines Day accent. This is a great project for all ages from kids on up to seniors.
This skinny vase makes a great “Guess How Many Jelly Beans” jar. Add the jelly beans and a few stick on embellishments and see if your little sweet hearts can guess how many! (Note: Unlike myself, it’s a good idea to count as you’re putting them in 🙂
Lastly, adding a few stickers to drinking glasses completely transforms them into the perfect themed accent. Add a sparkling heart to a wine glass or how about sticking a bit of LOVE to your tumblers. These stickers have the spongy back so they adhere well but are still easy to remove. Try transforming wine glasses, tumblers, coffee cups or drinking glasses into beautiful theme accents.
I hope I’ve share some idea you can use to create your own special touches to add to your special Valentines Day. Big thanks to the Edmonton Eco Station Reuse Areas and Recycling Center for great free glassware and keeping things out of the landfill!