I love sparkly things.
I love inexpensive things.
I love making things (as long as they're easy).
I REALLY love making sparkly things that are inexpensive (and easy).
So I give you (drumroll please): The Borax Sparklies!
This will come as a shock - but this idea came from Pinterest. The kids and I made these at Christmas too - but I especially love the Valentine sparklies.
And they're actually easy! All you do is make some pipe cleaner shapes and let them soak overnight in a water/Borax solution.
Also - I put them in empty jars first to make sure that the shape will fit in the jar without touching the sides or the bottom.
Also, after a few months, the crystals will turn all white and powdery. I just toss them at that point and make new ones.