We are now a few weeks out from Valentine's Day and all of you lucky girls who received flowers out there... now have empty vases... never fear, I have a solution for you!
What you'll need:
- A vase (mine was from flowers, a cute square one... but the possibilities are really endless here)
- Cheap coffee BEANS (make sure the bag doesn't say ground!)- 13 oz bag: $4 from Kroger
I originally thought that coffee beans would be too expensive, too fragrant and too plain so I tried that whole spray painted beans thing. Oh my gosh, utter disaster! I never got all the beans covered on all sides and when I finally decided they were 'good enough' I realized that the paint chipped right off! But hey, that's what I am here for... to make the mistakes and show you the things that actually work. So take a lesson from me, go buy some $3.90 coffee beans, dump them in a vase you have laying around and move on to your next craft :)
Worried about the smell: Honestly, I am pretty out of it in the morning and the first day after making this I got into the shower and could faintly smell the beans. I thought, "Sweet, the hubs made coffee". Later while getting ready I realized this and had to laugh to myself. Needless to say, it's not overpowering by any means.
My husband's one concern is that at some point in time they might need to be replaced... so if your beans start looking a little funky (I have no idea what the bathroom/shower moisture will do) make sure you replace them!